UC Benefits/WC Benefits Summit

UC Benefits/WC Benefits Summit

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive | Hershey, PA 17033
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 8 am to Noon

Member Price: $75 | Non-Member Price: $100

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UC/WC Summit: Understanding Unemployment Compensation Benefits and Workers' Compensation Benefits—Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation and Workers' Compensation programs are two of the larger costs facing most companies, and each law has numerous benefits, forms, claims filing procedures and other requirements that HR professionals and benefits specialists must stay on top of and comply with.

Covering both programs in one morning, our speakers—current and former UC and WC department officials of special note—bring their knowledge and vast experience to offer the latest information, answer your questions and help you improve program management, eliminate mistakes and potentially save your company money:

  • Donna M. Griffin, Employment Security Specialist 2, Office of UC Benefits, Policy, PA Dept. Labor & Industry
  • Beth L. Mummert, Employment Security Specialist 3, Office of UC Benefits Policy, PA Dept. of Labor & Industry
  • Anne Carmody, former Manager, Compliance Department, Bureau of Workers' Compensation
  • Matthew Esslinger, Associate, The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP
  • Stephen J. FireovedPartner, The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP; and former Director, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
  • Nupur Aggarwal, Consultant, The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP

They will cover:

  • Understanding Workers' Compensation Benefits—all aspects of how and when WC benefits apply; who is qualified to receive WC benefits; injuries and illnesses that are covered and not covered; employee responsibilities before benefits are paid; responsibilities of the employer; forms that must be filed with the WC Bureau; and how to file a claim from the injury to recovery.
  • UC Benefits, Relief from Charges and Separation Eligibility—all aspects of how and when UC benefits apply; who is eligible to receive benefits; requirements for new hires; separation fact-finding issues; how to determine relief from charges; dealing with discharge vs. voluntary quit; what to do in different situations such as employee health issues, voluntary layoffs and employees leaving for personal reasons.
  • Willful Misconduct Charges Under UC—when to apply UC benefits, if at all, in situations such as absenteeism and tardiness, drug and alcohol abuse, insubordination and profanity, damage to equipment, violation of business rules, dishonesty and more.

This program has been approved for HR Certification Institute, SHRM, CLE and CPE continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 3
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 3
Human Resource Certification Institute SPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours 3.25
SHRM Preferred Provider SHRM-CP TM / SHRM-SCP TM PDC's 3.25

To recommend Continuing Education credit certifications for this event, please contact Susan Smith, 717.720.5457 |

Event Venue

Hershey Lodge

Physical Address: 325 University Drive | Hershey, PA 17033

GPS: 1077 West Governors Rd | Hershey, PA 17033

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Rooms are available on a space-available basis. Call 800.437.7439 or 717.533.3311 to make your overnight room reservation.

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