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    How to Minimize the Exposure in Workers'Compensation Matters Once the Injury has Occurred.

    Date: May 11, 2016, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM
    Minnesota School of Business - 11500 193rd Ave. Elk River MN
    No Cost
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    All North Star SHRM members are invited to attend.  In addition, all Elk River, Monticello, and I-94 West Chamber members, and Minnesota School of Business students are invited to attend.  There is no cost to attend.

    The target audience for this seminar is HR professionals and small business owners.  The purpose of the class is to identify methods to minimize an employer’s monetary exposure as a result of work-related injuries.  This includes identifying the steps that should be taken by an employer once the employee reports an injury and creating forms to document the information needed to defend the claim, in light of the fact that the case may not proceed to hearing for many months or even many years.

    The class will also address the various risks an employer has directly taken that are not covered by the workers’ compensation insurance policy, including penalties for which employers are liable and actions pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 176.82.  Learning objectives are:

    • To identify what documentation is necessary for the defense of a workers’ compensation claim.
    • To identify workers’ compensation professionals involved in the post-injury process and the impact those people have on the case exposure.
    • To determine the exposure an employer has that is not covered by the workers’ compensation insurance policy.

    This seminar will be presented by Nicole Surges.

    Nicole Surges is a shareholder with Erstad & Riemer, P.A.  She concentrates her practice in the defense of workers’ compensation matters.  She was admitted to the bar in 1990 and is admitted to practice before Minnesota State and Federal District Courts.

    Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mrs. Surges earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota School Of Law in 1990.  After graduation from law school, she worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable P. Hunter Anderson in the Tenth Judicial District of Minnesota.  She also worked as a staff attorney for the Honorable Richard C. Hefte at the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.

    Ms. Surges also practiced as an associate with the law firm of Murnane, Conlin, White & Brandt, P.A., handling workers’ compensation and liability defense.  She joined Erstad & Riemer, P.A. in `199