WAWCA 2014 Spring Seminar
To: Fri, Feb 28 2014 23:00:00
The next WAWCA seminar will be held on February 27, 2014 at the Marriott Madison West in Middleton, Wisconsin
At the July 2013 WAWCA seminar, there was a spirited debate on the question of whether an injured worker could be forced to submit to a functional capacities evaluation if requested by an independent medical examiner as part of an examination under sec. 102.13, Stats. Although not directly on point, Ronald Rasmussen v. County of Winnebago Sheriff, WC Claim No. 89064444 (LIRC Dec. 23, 1994) se...
If you need to know the current meal and mileage reimbursement rates for a client in vocational retraining, we have added a link to this information. Go to the main toolbar and then in the dropdown menu under the Professional Resources tab click on Tools, then click on Voc. Rehab. Meal and Mileage Reimbursement Rates.
Worker's compensation benefits are subject to child support liens. Sec. 102.27(2)(a) and Sec. DCF 150.02 (13)(a)4. Before approving a compromise agreement, an ALJ will often check the Child Support Lien Docket maintained online by the Department of Children and Families. If there is a lien against the applicant, the ALJ will order the carrier to pay part of the settlement funds to the lienhold...
If you need to notify an ALJ that a hearing should be cancelled because the parties have reached a compromise, our website has a directory of the ALJ phone numbers. To find the directory, go to the Professional Resources tab in the main toolbar and then click on the Tools link in the dropdown menu. The directory has been updated to include the phone numbers for the three new ALJs recently hired...
In October 2013, the Department of Workforce Developement published new Uniform Performance Standards for Administrative Law Judges. You can read the standards by going to the News Room tab in the main toolbar and clicking on the DWD News link or you can read it here.