Covid Conversations: Cal/OSHA Takes on COVID, New Employer Regulations
Date: January 13, 2021 Time: 1:00pm
Join PARMA for another COVID Conversations webinar on Cal/OSHA’s recently enacted emergency regulations related to COVID-19. Our panel of experts will discuss employers' obligations to provide site-specific COVID-19 prevention programs, safe working conditions and face coverings. Our panel will also discuss outbreaks at the worksite, COVID-19 testing, record keeping and public health department notifications.
Presented by: Christine Baker – BakerWelsh; Faith Borges – California Advocates Inc.; Len Welsh - BakerWelsh
Covid Conversations: COVID Crossover Issues
Date: October 2, 2020 Time: 10:00am
This session will cover the interaction and collision of how COVID crosses over into both the workers’ compensation realm and the employment liability realm. Topics such as employee management, reasonable accommodation, FMLA/CFRA, unemployment, and absence management will be discussed.
Presented by: Michael W. Sullivan and Eric De Wames; Michael Sullivan & Associates
Covid Conversations: School Immunity for COVID
Thursday, September 24, 2020: 10:00am PT
This session will provide discussion and analysis of school immunity bill proposed in AB1384, including where the bill is in the legislative process and next steps, including other legislative action involving COVID.
Speakers: Christine Baker from Baker & Welsh, and Faith Borges from CalAdvocates/CAJPA
Covid Conversations: COVID Case Management
Tuesday, September 22, 2020: 4:00pm PT
Special Considerations for managing an employee who becomes ill with COVID and fall within the workers’ compensation framework.
Presented by: Karen Mazza and Lea Mendez, Allied Managed Care
Covid Conversations: Employee Absence Management
Thursday, September 3, 2020: 10:00am-11:00am PT
Managing employee absence is difficult in the best of times. Introduce COVID-19 and the shelter in place and shut down that followed, and the playbook quickly becomes obsolete. We will take a look at what the new normal may look like and how to apply lessons learned in the days ahead.
Presented by: Sedgwick - Bryon Bass
Covid Conversations: Employee Management
Thursday, August 27, 2020: 11:00am-12:00pm PT
This session will include the elements of contact tracing, temperature checks and protocols, social distancing, PPE selection and use.
Presented by: Forensic Analytical Consulting Services
Covid Conversations: Facility Considerations
Thursday, August 20, 2020: 11:00am-12:00pm PT
This session will address how to manage facilities to minimize COVID-19 risks including custodial practices, cleaning schedules and procedures, HVAC systems and how routine maintenance is done.
Presented by: Forensic Analytical Consulting Services
Covid Conversations: We Are Open for Business: Now What?
Wednesday, June 3, 2020: 10:00am-11:00am PT
With many states and localities introducing phased reopening plans, employers are preparing to return to normal business operations. But “normal” may not be a reality for some time. So how do you operate a business effectively while ensuring the safety of your employees and clients? And how do you mitigate exposure for everyone else if someone in the workspace is exposed?
In this complimentary webinar, we will review best practices for reopening and how to reduce potential risks associated with COVID-19 transmission.
Attendees will learn:
- Federally-recommended guidelines for workplace reopening and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control.
- Steps in creating a COVID-19 resource team.
- Staffing considerations and necessary changes to the physical workspace.
- Americans with Disabilities Act applications to COVID-19, including exposure, contact tracing and testing.
- Changes to workers’ compensation benefits and presumptions.
- And more!
- Tim Karcz – Senior Risk Manager | California Joint Powers Insurance Authority
- Traci Park – Partner | Burke, Williams & Sorenson, LLP
- Chuck Pode – Risk Manager | County of Ventura
Work Comp 101 - A Technical Primer on Work Comp
Tuesday, October 29, 2019: 9:30am-11am PT
This webinar covers the basics of workers' compensation, from soup to nuts. Brenna Hampton, a seasoned litigator and top educator on the subject will discuss a variety of subjects including AOE/COE issues, aspects of the labor code that are specific to public employees, an array of common defenses available to employers, and the litigation process from trial through review by the State Supreme Court. Join the discussion from the comfort of your own office, or gather with some colleagues and friends.
Effectively Managing Your IDR Program In Light of the CalPERS March 2017 Policy Memo and Audits
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017: 9am-11am PT
CalPERS issued a memorandum to public agencies on 03/30/2017 detailing their policies with respect to Industrial Disability Retirements, and announcing audits that would soon take place. They have since conducted an unprecedented 60 audits of member public agencies. For some agencies the policy does not represent a change in their existing practices, but for many, the announced policies are significant and will dramatically impact how they handle future IDR Applications. Hanna Brophy law firm has had discussions with CalPERS about the policy memo and the audits, and will present this webinar to update participants on what all this means with respect to their entity's handling and processing of IDR claims. The webinar will touch on the major changes individual agencies need to be aware of as they adjust their own handling and practices with respect to IDR claims.