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Egregious Conduct and Duty to Cooperate under WCB Alberta Policy and Legislation
Competency: Total Health & Wellness and Business Acumen
CPD: # 1 (Upon confirmation of attendance CPD hours will be directly applied to your CPD log in your member portal)
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About the Event
When a workplace injury happens, WCB will work with workers, employers, treatment providers and others through all stages of the worker’s recovery and return to work. Collaboration, cooperation and communication are key to this success. Working together creates shared understanding of the worker’s injury, treatment, recovery and return to work and helps create a care plan that is specific to the worker’s unique needs.
Effective April 1, 2021:
- Cooperation is not just recommended it’s required under Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Employers and workers both have a duty to cooperate in all aspects of the worker’s early and safe return to work.
- A worker’s benefits may be impacted if the employment relationship ends or is suspended due to the worker’s egregious conduct after they return to work while they are on modified duties.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session participants will:
1. Understand the legislation requirements and implications for workers and employers for Egregious Conduct and Duty to Cooperate for WCB-Alberta, and
2. Know what information WCB-Alberta needs in order to adjudicate if this legislation applies.
About the Speaker
Marj Langkamp – Director, Operations and Innovation Workers’ Compensation Board - Alberta Part of the organization since 1990 and a leader since 2001, Marj has worked in a number of areas including both Customer Service and Employer Services. She has managed the Claims Contact Centre, Customer Service, and held the title of Senior Manager before becoming a director in Customer Service in 2016. Marj has led several changes in the operations area since that time, including obligation to reinstate and other pieces of legislation under Bill 30 in 2018. Most recently Marj was involved in implementing Bill 47. Marj holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Athabasca University and a diploma in Disability Management from Dalhousie University.
Adrianne Lozinski – Director, Operations & Risk Management Workers’ Compensation Board - Alberta Adrianne Lozinski is the Director of Operations and Risk Management, WCB-Alberta and her portfolio includes both Employer and Claim related teams. During her 20 years with the Board, she has led a diverse group of business areas and most recently lead initiatives for the first ever workers’ compensation mobile app for employers and new data visualization tool that employers can access to help them provide safe and timely return to work.
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