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WSC Worker’s Compensation Law Symposium & Best Practices

September 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 3:45 pm

About the Symposium and Publication

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Our Symposium will provide human resource professionals, safety professionals, employers, insurers, and health care providers with important legal and compliance assistance for two of the most challenging employment laws and regulations. Included in this full-day symposium, each full price attendee receives our newest publication edition: Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law: A Handbook for Employers.


  • NEW – Changes in Labor Laws
  • NEW – OSHA Regulation Updates
  • NEW – Dealing with Opioids in the Workplace
  • A complete review of coverage under the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Act and Federal FMLA
  • Analysis of employee benefit eligibility and claim administration
  • Fraud detection and prevention
  • The relationship of workers’ compensation to other employment laws such as the ADA, state and federal family and medical leave laws, and other state and federal laws


  • Development and organization of Wisconsin’s Workers’ Compensation System, insurance requirements and rates
  • Worker’s compensation coverage- employer, employee and injuries
  • Benefits available to injured workers
  • Employer claim administration strategies
  • Preventing worker’s compensation fraud in your workplace
  • Claims of particular importance to employers
  • The relationship of worker’s compensation to other employment laws
  • New treatment guidelines
  • Identifying Common Opioids & Signs of Usage
  • Questions and answers

About the Speakers

Charles B. Palmer is a managing partner of Michael Best & Friedrich’s Waukesha office, and a member of the Employment Relations Practice Group. Chuck is the author of WMC’s Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Law: A Handbook for Employers.

Denise Greathouse, Michael Best & Friedrich’s attorney practicing in IL and WI. She represents management exclusively in a full range of labor and employment matters.

Chris Reader, Director of Health & Human Resources Policy, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC). Chris works with lawmakers and state agencies to advance pro-growth reforms in a number of policy areas including employment law, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, education, workforce development, health care and telecommunications.

Janet Metzger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Safety Council. She has extensive experience in performance management, training and development. Janet joined WSC in 2017 having previous succession planning and recruitment of top talent skills. As a certified coach, she is an inspirational leader and has managed hundreds of team members.


Registration/Networking: 7:30 – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 3:45 pm (lunch is included)


Regular Price with handbook: $625
WSC/WMC Member Discounted Price with handbook: $575
(Handbook is a $300 value)

Regular Price without book: $325
WSC/WMC Member Discounted Price without book: $275

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

.60 CEUs from the Wisconsin Safety Council. CLEs have been applied for.

Register now

Registration confirmations will be mailed. Pre-registration is required.


A block of rooms has been reserved for our guests; this block will be released to the general public on Aug. 12, 2018
Please call the Edgewater at 608.535.8200 for a discounted rate of $219 single/double occupancy. Please specify group code “WSC Symposium” to receive this special rate.
The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703

Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law — A Handbook for Employers

8th Edition now available!
This comprehensive resource guides you through the maze of worker’s compensation — from purchasing worker’s compensation insurance to administering claims — and beyond.

A must have reference for HR professionals, business owners, claims managers, insurers, government officials and anyone responsible for worker’s compensation issues. Written in a clear, concise and easy-to-use format by experienced employment and worker’s compensation professionals, this publication will prove to be a valuable resource for everyone who works with the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation System. This handbook will provide you with valuable insights on reducing worker’s compensation costs, defending claims and managing difficult employee issues in worker’s compensation cases.

Topics Include

  • Contains the entire text of the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act, administrative rules, elements of a claim, claim administration strategies, and state mandated forms

Features Include

  • Immediate answers to your WC questions
  • Quick summary of employer and insurer rights & responsibilities
  • Tips on claims administration and fraud prevention
  • Complete Wisconsin worker’s compensation statutes
  • State and federal forms
  • New case examples

Published in cooperation with the WMC Foundation.

If you’re unable to attend the conference, you may purchase the book separately..

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September 13, 2018
7:30 am - 3:45 pm
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The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53562
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