Defending Employers: Audio From Lois LLC, Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys

By Lois LLC - Attorneys defending business. This is the audio-only feed of everything published by Lois LLC each month. Includes our "Third Fridays" broadcast hosted by Christian Sison, our Workers' Compensation training series, and special reports and presentations.

About the show

The firehose - everything published by Lois LLC each month. Includes our "Third Fridays" broadcast hosted by Christian Sison, our Workers' Compensation training series, and special reports and presentations.

What you will be listening to:
"Third Fridays" is a live, 30-minute legal talk show from Lois LLC featuring moderator Christian Sison. It is the original forum in which real attorneys discuss workers' compensation issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations.

Our Monthly webinar series. The audio feed from Lois LLC's popular webinar training series is hosted here. Every month the Firm's attorneys present different topics in workers' compensation. Meant as a "101-" level training course, the attorneys present a fresh take on common issues in workers' compensation defense.

Special Reports. When emerging legal issues arise that impact employers, Lois LLC publishes special presentations. These special events, hosted by attorneys and presented in plain English, make the emergent changes understandable for business owners, insurance carriers, and other attorneys. The audio feed from these special presentations is available exclusively here.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is not legal advice! The materials presented by this podcast and any affiliated website are for informational purposes only and are not offered as legal advice as to any particular matter. No reader should act on the basis of these materials without seeking appropriate professional advice as to the particular facts and applicable law involved. The materials are not represented to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. Opinions presented by this podcast are the opinions of the author. Neither the use of this web site nor the transfer of information to or from this web site shall create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between Greg Lois or LOIS LLC and any person. You should not send any confidential information to this web site until after you have entered into a written agreement for the performance of legal services.

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Episodes

  • Episode 173: Understand New Jersey's New "Preference Law"

    October 25th, 2021  |  28 mins 38 secs
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    On September 30, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill A2617, which provides as follows:

    Following a work-related injury, an employer shall provide a hiring preference to an employee who has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) and is unable to return to the position at which the employee was previously employed for any existing, unfilled position offered by the employer for which the employee can perform the essential functions of the position.

    In this episode, Greg Lois discusses the impact of this new law on New Jersey employers.

  • Episode 172: Litigating Insurance Coverage Disputes in Construction Cases

    October 5th, 2021  |  21 mins 27 secs
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    In this episode, Tashia Rasul discusses insurance coverage in construction cases. Among the topics discussed are: Who is covered in a Wrap-Up policy? What is an "enrolled" contractor and why does it matter?
    What is covered in a wrap-up policy? Why is project definition and "phasing" important?
    An overview of common issues that arise from a construction policy dispute.
    This audio is taken from a live presentation recorded Monday, October 4, 2021.

  • Episode 171: Defending Motions for Med & Temp in New Jersey Workers' Compensation Cases

    August 23rd, 2021  |  40 mins 16 secs
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    Unless you defend Motions for Medical and Temporary Disability Benefits in New Jersey aggressively and successfully you will be exposed for higher medical costs and significant legal fees payable to Petitioner's counsel. In this episode, Greg Lois discusses best practices for defending Motions for Med & Temp and provide answers to common questions.

    Topics discussed:
    An overview of what types of medical care are required under the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act;
    How to reduce costs of care by directing treatment and using networks;
    What happens when a Petitioner is successful on a Motion for Med & temp and how attorneys' fees are calculated;
    Strategies to control exposure for Petitioner's attorneys' fee costs in Motions for Med & Temp;
    An overview of the parts of a basic motion for Med & Temp and what the Petitioner is required to prove in order to be successful;
    The courtroom procedure and timing for defending these Motions;
    The differenced between and "Emergent" and "Standard" Motion for Med & Temp;
    Best practices for Risk Professionals and Attorneys defending these claims.

    This audio is from a live webinar provided to clients on August 23, 2021.

  • Episode 170: Medical Treatment in New York Workers' Compensation Cases: 2021 Update

    August 16th, 2021  |  26 mins 58 secs
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    Attorney Greg Lois leads a discussion on how medical treatment is changing in the world of New York workers' compensation. In this episode, Lois discusses the "Onboard Limited Release" program, the new Medical Treatment Guidelines, medicinal marijuana in New York workers' compensation cases, and other timely topics. This audio was recorded live on August 16, 2021 during client training.

  • Episode 169: The Carrier's Rights Under Kelly, Burns & Bissell

    August 9th, 2021  |  27 mins 46 secs
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    In this episode, Attorney Chris Major leads a discussion on the carriers reimbursement and subrogation rights in New York workers' compensation cases.

  • Episode 168: Coordinating Multijurisdictional Construction Litigation Using Milestones

    August 2nd, 2021  |  43 mins 30 secs
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    Construction Practice Team Leader Tashia Rasul discusses best practices for coordinating construction litigation proceeding in both workers' compensation court and a civil court. This audio is taken from a live presentation delivered on August 2, 2021.

  • Episode 167: How NOT TO Defend a Wage Reconstruction Case in New Jersey

    July 26th, 2021  |  23 mins 17 secs
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    This episode is taken from a live training presented by Greg Lois on July 26, 2021.

  • Episode 166: Defenses to Temporary Disability & Update on Labor Market attachment in New York

    July 19th, 2021  |  29 mins 26 secs
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    In this episode, Greg Lois provides an overview and answers questions about defenses to temporary disability and provides an update on Labor Market Attachment as a defense in New York Workers' Compensation claims. This audio is from a live webinar provided to clients on July 19, 2021.
    Also discussed:
    Waiting Period and Payor Compliance;
    AWW and Maximum Rate;
    When you can stop paying Temp;
    Labor Market Attachment.

  • Episode 165: "Liening" Over State Lines: Multi-jurisdictional Issues in workers' Compensation Subrogation

    July 12th, 2021  |  15 mins 17 secs
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    What happens when your employee gets injured by a tortfeasor while in another state? Does the employer/carrier have the ability to assert a demand for reimbursement of the worker's compensation cost against the party residing in another state? How does the employer/carrier maximize its recovery?

    In this episode, Chris Major discusses answers to all of those questions as well as the following:

    New York and New Jersey Subrogation generally;
    The New York standard for reimbursement rights across state lines in third-party cases;
    How to Apply the New York standard for reimbursement across state lines in context with examples;
    The New Jersey standard for seeking reimbursement across state lines;
    Applications of New Jersey's law with examples;
    Other jurisdictional issues, including prohibitions on reimbursement and subrogation claims.

    This audio is taken from a live webinar provided to Firm clients on July 12, 2021.

  • Episode 164: Legal Issues in Coordinating Multijurisdictional Defense

    July 7th, 2021  |  32 mins 36 secs
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    In this episode, Tashia Rasul, Construction Defense Practice Team Leader at LOIS, discusses how employers can navigate legal issues in cross-jurisdictional construction accident cases. This audio is taken from a live client training provided on July 6, 2021.

  • Episode 163: Workers' Compensation Exclusivity and Coverage Issues

    June 15th, 2021  |  16 mins 6 secs
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    In this episode, attorney Chris Major discusses "Part B" coverage in the workers' compensation context. Recorded live during client training on June 14, 2021.

  • Episode 162: Responding to the Loss: Construction Defense

    June 9th, 2021  |  22 mins 31 secs
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    In this episode taken from her popular webinar series, Tashia Rasul leads a discussion and answers questions about responding to the construction site loss. This presentation was presented LIVE on Monday, June 7, 2021.

  • Episode 161: Third Party Settlements: Consent and Nunc Pro Tunc Motions

    May 11th, 2021  |  20 mins 30 secs
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    Attorney Chris Major on how New York's rules requiring consent to the third-party settlement work under Section 29 of the statute.

  • Episode 160: Preparing for the Construction Loss: Assembling the Team

    May 4th, 2021  |  33 mins 20 secs
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    In this episode taken from her popular webinar series, Tashia Rasul leads a discussion and answers questions about assembling a team of risk professionals to collaborate when a new construction project is contemplated. This team, assembled before any construction losses occur, can include the project owner, safety organization, investigators, on-site medical staff , insurance broker, third-party administrator, and any contractors present. Tashia is a partner at Lois Law Firm and Construction Defense Team Leader. This audio is from a live presentation offered to the Firm's clients on May 3, 2021.

  • Episode 159: The Second Injury Fund in New Jersey

    March 23rd, 2021  |  22 mins 17 secs
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    This episode explores the ways that the Second Injury Fund in New Jersey can reduce exposure in total disability cases. This audio is taken from a live presentation on March 22, 2021.

  • Episode 158: Update on Fraud in New York Workers' Compensation Cases

    March 15th, 2021  |  29 mins 58 secs
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    In this episode, Greg Lois leads a discussion and answers questions about fraud and the application of WCL Section 114-a in New York workers' compensation cases. This audio is from a live webinar held on March 15, 2021.