R.I. Business Leadership Network workshop on returning injured workers back to work, June 19  

The informative session, “View from the Bench: RI Workers Compensation Law & Returning Your Injured Workers Back to Work,” will address state law on workers compensation and how to better manage case costs by returning injured workers to the workplace. The Rhode Island Business Leadership Network event will be held Tuesday, June 19, from 8:30-10 a.m. at New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich.

Judge George Healy Jr., chief judge of the Rhode Island Workers Compensation Court, will speak about current workers compensation trends in the state and offer his views on how to use suitable alternative employment, transitional work and reasonable accommodations to get injured workers back to work.

Attendees will also learn how returning injured workers to work helps manage the costs of Workers Compensation claims.

The workshop will offer a better understanding of:
• The importance of developing and maintaining good employer/employee relationships and working conditions to return injured workers back to work;
• The balance between the Return to Work rights of the employee and the rights of the employer under RI WC law;
• The role of reasonable accommodations, transitional work and suitable alternative employment under RI WC law.

Fee is $25. Registration begins at 8 a.m. the day of the event. Continental breakfast will be provided. Register online at http://sherlockcenter.RIBLN-June19.sgizmo.com/s3/. Registration deadline is June 10 (late registration if space permits). The program is pending 1.5 HRCI credits.

Sponsored by Voc Works; New England Institute of Technology; Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College; Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Office of Rehabilitation Services; the Rhode Island Governor’s Commission on Disabilities; and Society for Human Resource Management.

The Rhode Island Business Leadership network, a USBLN affiliate, is a “business to business” network, promoting best practices in hiring, retaining and marketing to people with disabilities.