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National Workers' Compensation Defense Network Fall Conference

September 26, 2019 at 11:00am
InterContinental Chicago

Chicago, IL

On Thursday, September 26, employment and labor attorney Elizabeth Smith will attend and moderate a panel at the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network's two-day fall conference. Elizabeth will moderate the panel entitled, "Up in Smoke: The Impact of Medical Marijuana in Workers' Compensation" with panelists Albert Randall, Jr. of Franklin & Prokopik, P.C., Kim Starr of Ritsema & Lyon, P.C., and Toney Stroud of Encova Insurance. The professionals will cover an overview of medical marijuana, the current state of the law, and state updates and pending questions.

For the NWCDN program, click here.

Firm Highlights

News

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Blog

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Publication/Podcast

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Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

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Blog

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Publication/Podcast

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Rights Workplace Poster

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Matter

Discrimination Defense

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Blog

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News

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Matter

Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a regional hotel chain against administrative claims of ADA and MHRA disability discrimination.