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.
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April 24th, 2017 | 20 mins 1 sec
defenses, lack of employment, lois llc, new jersey, workers' compensation
Here is the post-webinar audio from our most recent presentation, “Is the Petitioner an Employee?" from our New Jersey workers' compensation webinar training series.
The webinar was presented live by Lois LLC partner Joe Jones and associate Angiola DiPopolo and audience questions are addressed such as:
- “How is 'employment' defined in New Jersey?”
- “How is the defense of 'Lack of Employment' raised?”
- “How do the courts define an 'independent contractor' in New Jersey” and
- “What about 'undocumented' or illegal workers - can they get benefits as a petitioner in a New Jersey workers' compensation claim?”
April 17th, 2017 | 23 mins 9 secs
defenses, lack of employment, lois llc, new york workers' compensation, webinar
Attorney Greg Lois leads a discussion on the defense of Lack of Employment in New York workers' compensation cases.
April 12th, 2017 | 45 mins 9 secs
legislative update, lois llc, new york workers' compensation law, webinar audio
The New York Workers’ Compensation Law was changed on April 10, 2017. Lois LLC held a webinar for clients and guests on how the statutory changes will affect employers, carriers, and self insureds in New York.
Attorney Greg Lois covers the fundamentals and at the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of changes in the new law and how this will affect the handling of New York workers’ compensation cases.
March 28th, 2017 | 22 mins 59 secs
lois llc, new jersey, second injury fund, workers' compensation law
Audio from the March 27, 2017 webinar presentation on New jersey's Second Injury Fund. Topics discussed include: “What is New Jersey’s Second Injury Fund?” “How does the Fund work?” “Can I get relief from the Fund in my total disability case?” and “How does the contribution of the Fund reduce my exposure?” Attorneys Greg Lois and Michael Gervolino cover the basics of handling cases involving the Second Injury Fund and at the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of what the Fund is, how it works, and how contribution from the Fund may reduce exposure in a total disability case.
March 20th, 2017 | 16 mins 7 secs
lois llc, new york workers' compensation law, penalties, webinar audio
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board collects $3 Million per year in procedural penalties alone. This is a staggering figure - amounting to approximately $300 in penalty for each new case accepted by the WCB. New York is a form-driven jurisdiction, and most common penalties arise from the late filing of required boilerplate forms.
The Workers’ Compensation Law is a minefield of penalties, fines, and criminal complications for the unwary. There are different penalty considerations for employers, claimants, insurers, and even attorneys.
Lois LLC recently presented a webinar designed to help the attendee answer the following questions:
- “What are the most common reasons employers/carriers are penalized in New York?”
- “What are the exposures for non-coverage in New York?”
- What other activity can draw a penalty, such as illegal employment?”
- “What do I do about a penalty?”
March 17th, 2017 | 17 mins 51 secs
fraud, lois llc, third fridays
Today's topic is fraud. Attorney Christian Sison welcomes Attorney Usra Hussain to the show to discuss fighting fraud in New York workers' compensation claims. Can employers prove that claimants "knowingly" violate Section 114-a? Is it always beneficial to raise fraud at the outset of a claim? The episode ends with Usra taking her turn at "Guess the Outcome"!
February 27th, 2017 | 14 mins 25 secs
appeals, lois llc, post trial practice, re-openers
Attorney Greg Lois presents an overview of post-trial practice in New Jersey. The presentation is designed to help the listener answer the following questions: “What happens after a trial judgment or settlement is reached?” and “Can the Petitioner reopen the case?” and “Can the Respondent reopen the case?”“What is a commutation?” and “Can the Judge of Compensation be appealed?” Greg Lois will cover the basics of case closures and at at the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of what happens after judgment or settlement.
February 20th, 2017 | 16 mins 6 secs
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Two attorneys cover the fundamentals of appeals from Board decisions. Presenters Declan Gourley and Joseph Melchionne have years of experience representing employers and carriers before the Board. The presentation is designed to help the listener answer the following questions:
“Should we appeal the Law Judge’s Decision in a workers’ compensation claim?” and
“Does filing the appeal create a stay?” and
“What are the tactical reasons for appealing the Law Judge?”
“What will the appeal cost?”
At the end of the presentation, the attendees will have a basic understanding of the appeals process, tactical aspects of appeals (stays), and the costs of the various types of appeals available.
February 17th, 2017 | 23 mins 28 secs
claimants, lois llc, new york, representative, workers' compensation
Christian Sison welcomes guest attorney, Timothy Kane, to the third Episode of the Firm's Third Friday podcast. Christian and Tim discuss Tim’s prior role as a claimant’s attorney in New York Workers’ Compensation cases and how that has helped him to be a zealous advocate for employers. The two of them then talk about using that information to stress aggressive investigation into claims, in preparation for litigation of several issues. After Tim plays “Guess the Outcome,” he and Christian conceptualize the difficulty of rebutting the presumption afforded to claimants pursuant to Section 21 of the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.
January 23rd, 2017 | 29 mins 28 secs
conditional payments, lois llc, lump sum dismissal, medicare secondary payer, section 20, workers' compensation
Audio from the recent presentation, “Medicare Secondary Payer Issues in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims” from our New Jersey workers’ compensation webinar training series. Attorneys Declan Greg Lois discusses Medicare Secondary Payer exposure and how it effects the settlement via Section 20 in New Jersey workers compensation matters.
January 16th, 2017 | 21 mins 46 secs
conditional payment, lois llc, medicare secondary payer, new york, section 32, workers' compensation
Here is the post-webinar audio from our January 16, 2017 presentation, “Medicare Secondary Payers Issues in New York Workers' Compensation Settlements" from our New York workers' compensation webinar training series.
December 26th, 2016 | 17 mins 2 secs
liens, lois llc, new jersey, reimbursement, subrogation, workers' compensation
Attorney Greg Lois presents “Section 40 Liens & Subrogation" from our New Jersey workers' compensation webinar training series. We discuss the types of actions where reimbursement from the proceeds of a third-party (civil) suit is possible, how much reimbursement we are due, and when we can subrogate in New Jersey.
December 19th, 2016 | 25 mins 12 secs
liens, lois llc, section 29, subrogation, workers' compensation
Christian Sison, Esq., and Greg Lois, Esq., discuss reimbursement and subrogation under Section 29 in New York workers compensation matters.
November 28th, 2016 | 20 mins 42 secs
exposure, indemnity, lois llc, reserves, workers' compensation
Attorney Joe Jones, partner at Lois LLC, discusses case exposure analysis for the indemnity aspects of a workers' compensation case in New Jersey.
November 21st, 2016 | 33 mins 12 secs
Attorney Greg Lois discusses trial and settlement of Schedule Loss of Use and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity claims in New York workers compensation matters.
November 14th, 2016 | 10 mins 37 secs
christian sison, declan gourley, medical treatment guidelines, new york workers' compensation law, opiates
"Third Fridays" is a live, 30-minute legal talk show from Lois LLC featuring moderator Christian Sison. In this episode, Christian Sison is joined by attorney Declan Gourley for a freewheeling discussion of opiate weaning in New York workers' compensation cases. Recent Board panel decision on the issue is discussed.