In this webinar, we will be discussing ways for Employers to view the term “Light Duty Work” as a positive solution for returning injured workers back to work. We will also discuss the other venues that could affect Employers such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.
Topics of discussion will be:
- Why it is best to view light duty work for all employees regardless of why they have been given medical restrictions.
- How to communicate with doctors, nurses, and medical record departments to receive timely medical information.
- We will discuss the Crystal Lake Cheese Factory case that set case law in Wisconsin that expanded not only returning to work after work injuries, but returning to work after a non- work related injury.
- Why job descriptions are of the utmost importance.
- How to avoid possible discrimination in these situations.
Peg Kramer, CPCU, AIC
Peg found her way to Hausmann-Johnson Insurance in 2014 over a serendipitous lunch with a former coworker. She uses her 20+ years of experience in the claims field to be a champion for clients when they are faced with difficult situations. Peg’s word is solid - she is tenacious and will go to great lengths to problem solve to provide the right answers.
Peg believes that Wisconsin has the fairest and most equitable workers compensation program in the nation for both the employee and the employer. She prides herself in educating clients on what their options are under the program and how to prevent accidents, work with injured workers, and save money doing it.
Peg grew up in her parent’s grocery store and was the first “Cart Greeter” ahead of the big box stores starting at age 4. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with Bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. On the weekends she loves to relax at her lake home in Oxford, Wisconsin or you can find her at garage sales, thrift shops and consignment stores learning the stories behind all of the interesting pieces for sale. She also actively volunteers at her church on the Parish Life Committee.