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 126: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Workers' Compensation Update

    May 19th, 2020  |  21 mins 59 secs
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    In this episode, Greg Lois provides an update on the impact of coronavirus on workers' compensation cases in New York and New Jersey and answers questions live! This audio is from a live presentation on May 18, 2020.

  • Episode 125: Basics of Civil Practice in New York

    May 12th, 2020  |  21 mins 59 secs
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    In this episode, “Basics of Civil Practice in New York," Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, provides an overview of civil litigation in New York's Supreme courts.

  • Episode 124: Preparing for the Loss: Construction Claims

    May 7th, 2020  |  35 mins 20 secs
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    In this episode, “Preparing for the Loss,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, talks about the preparation and planning needed long before the construction project or program experiences any injury losses. If you are waiting until a loss has occurred to retain counsel and prepare a plan of action, you are waiting too long!

    Topics discussed include:
    Assembling a team of risk professionals who will "swing into action" once a catastrophic loss occurs.
    Who should be on the team.
    Getting the team together, running a drill.

  • Episode 123: New Jersey Jurisdictional Defense: Definition of Employee Under the Workers' Compensation Act

    April 28th, 2020  |  25 mins 25 secs
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    Greg Lois answers questions about defending non-employment claims in New Jersey. Also discussed: Recent case law developments defining “who is an employee” under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Law; When and how to raise the non-employment defense; and Practical aspects of defending non-employment claims, including a discussion of the proofs needed at trial. This audio is form a live webinar provided to the Firm's clients on April 27, 2020.

  • Episode 122: Defense of Employee Status in New York Workers' Compensation Claims

    April 21st, 2020  |  24 mins 31 secs
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    In this episode, Greg Lois leads a discussion on employee status. We look to recent case law decisions on employee status that answer the question, “Is the Claimant My Employee?”, discuss tactical and strategic considerations in challenging employment, and examine independent contractor status in New York workers’ compensation cases. This audio podcast is from a live webinar provided to the Firm's clients on Monday, April 20, 2020.

  • Episode 121: Ethical Duties When Representing the Subrogor

    April 14th, 2020  |  24 mins 48 secs
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    In this episode, “Ethical Duties When Representing the Subrogor,” Christopher Major, leads a conversation about the ethical considerations for defense counsel representing a subrogated interest in a civil claim.

    Major discusses the following:

    • What are the rights of the workers’ compensation carrier under Section 29 to the proceeds of a third-party lawsuit?
    • What happens when the parties to the civil action do not obtain consent to settlement.
    • The remedy available to the third parties when the workers’ compensation carrier refuses to consent to a settlement. How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2020.
  • Episode 120: Construction Claims: Risk transfer and Reduction Schemes that Complicate Case Handling

    April 9th, 2020  |  38 mins 29 secs
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    In this episode, “Risk Transfer Schemes that Complicate Case Handling,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, discusses the various ways that construction project risk transfer plans can result in convoluted case handling. Tashia explains the nuances of “wrap up” insurance plans and how the subrogation and reimbursement rights of the parties can be affected.

    Tashia discusses the following:

    • How a “wrap up” insurance program works and is created.
    • Coverage issues unique to wrap ups.
    • Types of risk typically covered by wrap ups.
    • Complications in case handling for defense counsel and risk professionals.

    This audio is from a live webinar offered to the Firm's clients on April 6, 2020.

  • Episode 119: COVID-19 and New Jersey Workers' Compensation: Your Questions Answered

    March 24th, 2020  |  30 mins 9 secs
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    Attorney Greg Lois leads a webinar for clients on the compensability of infectious disease claims in New Jersey workers' compensation courts. This audio is from a live webinar and question-and-answer session provided by the Firm on March 23, 2020.

  • Episode 118: COVID-19 and New York Worker's Compensation: Your Questions Answered!

    March 24th, 2020  |  30 mins 9 secs
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    Attorney Greg Lois leads a webinar for clients on the compensability of infectious disease claims in New York workers' compensation courts. This audio is from a live webinar and question-and-answer session provided by the Firm on March 23, 2020.

  • Episode 117: Fraud case Law Update - New York Workers' Compensation

    March 17th, 2020  |  33 mins 9 secs
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    In this podcast, Greg Lois provides an overview of claims fraud in New York workers' compensation cases! This audio is from a live presentation on March 16, 2020. Covered in this episode:

    • Recent case law decisions on fraud.
    • Tactical and strategic considerations in raising fraud.
    • Red flags for fraud in New York workers’ compensation cases.
  • Episode 116: Liens, Consents, & "Cramdown Motions" in New York

    March 10th, 2020  |  24 mins 7 secs
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    In this podcast, “Understanding Verbal Threshold in New Jersey,” Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, discusses what happens when the plaintiff and tortfeasor in a civil action attempt to resolve their case by settlement without the consent of the workers’ compensation carrier in New York. This audio is from a live presentation on March 9, 2020.

  • Episode 115: Workers' Compensation and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Your Questions Answered

    March 10th, 2020  |  29 mins 41 secs
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    Attorney Greg Lois leads a webinar for clients on the compensability of infectious disease claims in New York, New Jersey and Longshore workers' compensation courts. This audio if from a live webinar and question-and-answer session provided by the Firm on March 10, 2020.

  • Episode 114: New York Workers' Compensation for Construction Risk Professionals

    March 3rd, 2020  |  29 mins 6 secs
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    In this podcast, “New York Workers’ Compensation 101 for Construction Claim Professionals,” Tashia Rasul, partner at Lois Law Firm, provides an overview of the Workers’ Compensation law in New York with a focus on issues and topics which impact construction claims. This webinar is geared towards claim professionals who are more experienced with general liability claims but want to gain an understanding of how the workers’ compensation litigation unfolds.

    Tashia discusses the following:

    The basic benefits available under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.
    Timelines for typical cases.
    Reporting injuries.
    How cases can be controverted.
    This podcast is taken from the live training provided by Tashia to the Firm's clients on March 2, 2020.

  • Episode 113: Appeals and Reopeners in New Jersey Workers' Compensation

    February 24th, 2020  |  37 mins 27 secs
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    Attorney Greg Lois leads a discussion on appeals (very quickly) and reopeners (most of the presentation). This presentation focuses on the practical approach to bringing reopener cases to closure (or avoiding them altogether!) This audio is from a live webinar provided to clients on February 24, 2020.

  • Episode 112: Appeals and Post-Trial Practice in New York Workers' Compensation cases

    February 20th, 2020  |  21 mins 13 secs
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    In this video, Tashia Rasul, Partner at LOIS, provides an overview of appeals and post-trial practice in New York workers' compensation cases! This audio is from a live presentation on February 17, 2020. In this podcast, Tashia discusses what decisions can be appealed, explores tactical and strategic considerations in deciding to file an appeal, and explains costs and practical considerations for appealing workers' compensation trial decisions.

  • Episode 111: Understanding Verbal Threshold in New Jersey

    February 11th, 2020  |  19 mins 9 secs
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    In this episode, “Understanding Verbal Threshold in New Jersey," Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, discusses the right to sue after being injured in a motor vehicle accident and how that right can be complicated by a New Jersey law referred to as the “verbal threshold.” This podcast is audio taken from a LIVE webinar offered February 10, 2020.

    Major will discuss the following:

    • What is New Jersey's Limitation Lawsuit option?
    • How the Limitation affects our reimbursement and subrogation rights.
    • When the verbal threshold applies.
    • How recent case decisions will impact the practice in 2020.

    To register for our Civil Litigation Webinar Series, a monthly discussion of recent case law developments and best practices for handling civil claims and reimbursement actions, register here.