This week I sat down with attorney and workman’s compensation expert, Jennifer Smith, of Ken David & Associates to talk about important considerations employers should think about to reduce their risk. Workman’s compensation can present a real financial exposure for any company. So, it’s vital that company leadership take steps in advance to handle employee injuries effectively when they occur.
Jennifer shared numerous tips that employers should be mindful of relating to the new hire process, to educate incoming employees about options for care should injuries occur. We also discussed how managers and employers should handle employee complaints that could possibly related to work place stressors or injuries. A major element of this is documentation about details of conversations about physical complaints or over injuries.
We talked about ways employers and managers should handle communications with employees and care team when an injury has occurred and employees are out of work or placed on limited work duties that can hasten employees returning to work, as well as decreasing likelihood of litigation.
The Small Business Expo is the largest multi-city expo of its kind. I spoke with founder, Zach Lezberg about his inspiration for starting the event and how its grown to be so large. I caught up with Zach leading into the 12/10 Atlanta show at the Atlanta Convention Center.
The free-to-the-public event featured over 100 exhibitors and offered numerous break out sessions and learning presentations, along with access to business experts for an opportunity to get questions answered.
The pro-business expo will be coming to 14 cities in 2016 and is so effective for fostering business relationships, several exhibitors travel to most or even all the event locations throughout the year.
Jennifer Smith, Senior Associate, Ken David & Associates
- Juris Doctor, Georgia State University College of Law
- Previous Intern, Georgia Justice Project
- Former Director of Reimbursement, Resurgens Orthopedics