Workers’ Compensation 101

Event Description

Deadline to Register: September 13, 2017

*Please note the change of time and venue.

Attorneys Sara Stoltman and Laura Zajac will discuss the fundamentals of Minnesota workers’ compensation law, including:

1. What claims are compensable?
  a. “Arising out of and in the course of.”
  b. Employees versus independent contractors.
  c. Types of injuries covered.
2. Workers’ compensation benefits.
  a. Overview of available benefits.
  b. The claim process.
3. Workers’ compensation insurance.
  a. Mandatory coverage requirements.
  b. Penalties for failing to insure.
  c. General contractors’ liability.
4. Current issues in workers’ compensation law.
  a. PTSD
  b. Medical marijuana
  c. Opioids

Presenters:

Sara Stoltman is a Compensation Attorney Principal in the Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of General Counsel.  She has worked for the Department since 1986, practicing primarily in the area of workers’ compensation.  She received her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska and completed her undergraduate degree at the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota. 

Laura Zajac is a Compensation Attorney Principal in the Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of General Counsel.  She has worked for the Department since 2010, practicing primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health.  She attended law school at the University of Minnesota and completed her undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University. 

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 246909

Cost:

Public Law Section Member:  $0.00
MSBA Member not in the section: $10.00  
Non-Member:  $15.00 
Law Student: Free

Join the Public Law Section:  $27.00 ($17 for Public Attorneys/Legal Services)  MSBA members who are not members of the Public Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE for FREE. New memberships will run through June 30, 2017. Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Shawn Carlson to register for this meeting at no charge. 

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is not available.

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Questions? Contact Shawn Carlson | 612-278-6305

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DATE
Friday, September 15, 2017
TIME

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

VENUE
Ramsey County Room / Landmark Center Saint Paul, MN United States