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COVID-19 & Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know. [VIRTUAL EVENT]

Sep 18, 2020 08:30AM to Sep 18, 2020 10:00AM

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COVID-19 and Workers Compensation:  What You Need to Know


What makes an illness an “occupational illness” and thus compensable under workers’ compensation? More specifically, how does or might workers’ compensation respond to the Coronavirus?  Are employers at risk of workers comp claims if an employee is diagnosed with the virus while employed?  What steps should companies be taking to protect themselves?  Join Dr. Rochester and Denise Elliott, Esq. as they address your medical questions and legal concerns for your businesses.


Meet the Presenters:

Denise E. Elliot, Esq.

Denise is a Member at McNees Wallace & Nurick.  She focuses on defending employers in workers’ compensation matters and providing representation and counsel to employers in employment discrimination litigation, ADA/FMLA compliance, workplace safety and drug and alcohol testing.  Denise is an experienced litigator, representing employers in all phases of employment related litigation, including before state and federal courts, arbitrators, administrative law judges (such as in workers’ compensation and unemployment matters) and administrative agencies, including the EEOC and PHRC.  Denise is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the PA Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section and is the past chair of both the workers’ compensation and employment law sections of the Lancaster Bar Association.


Dr. James Rochester 

Medical Director at Worknet Occupational Medicine offices in Lancaster and Ephrata since 2004.


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