Thursday, December 3, 2020


Webinar 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.




3 Featured Presenters

Millennium Seminars | Moving Professionals Forward

Designed for Practitioners, Physicians and Insurance Professionals, Millennium Seminars are created to help workers’ compensation practitioners develop and improve skills needed in the handling of workers’ compensation cases. 

The one-day seminar approach is comprehensive with a keen focus on critical information for those who are learning workers’ compensation as well as more seasoned practitioners. The goal of the company is to provide timely case law updates, an understanding of the key statutes and essential defenses, valuable medical insight, and viewpoints from panelists who are experts in their field.

Our audience is always participatory and interactive, and attendees come from all areas of the workers’ compensation world including adjusters, supervisors, attorneys, physicians, nurses, investigators, HR managers, managed care professionals, and all sizes of employers in both the public and private sector. The rapport that develops among attendees, speakers, and vendors has made Millennium Seminars successful in its primary mission of educating practitioners about current workers’ compensation law and trends.

“Excellent topics which cover all aspects of WC. I would strongly recommend for all levels of claim representatives and employers.”
Lisa Graiff – CCMSI – September 12, 2019

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

The 2020 Comp Year In Review: Major Decisions and Legislation Affecting New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

  • Learn about the new Hand & Foot legislation passed in January 2020 and subsequent legislation on secondary retroactivity
  • Find out about perhaps the most important reported case on pain management in New Jersey comp
  • What does the first reported Appellate Division decision mean for payment of medical marijuana in comp?
  • Learn how an airline defeated an attempt to broaden jurisdiction on essentially a Pennsylvania comp case
  • What you need to know about the 9-14-2020 Essential Workers legislation regarding COVID-19 claims
  • Find out about an important parking lot case that a major hospital won
  • Learn about the recent decisions rejecting efforts by PA and NY doctors to file MCP cases in NJ

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

10:00 - 10:10 a.m.

10-Minute Break

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“Do No Harm!” - An Amazing Overview of the History of Pain Treatment and Implications for Spine Treatment in 2020

10:10 - 11:10 a.m.
  • Learn about the origins of opium use from Sumeria, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome to the present time
  • Find out about the Opium Trade in the mid1800s and early 1900s and what that trade foretold
  • Discover the surprising history of how scientists made ever more powerful pain medicine by isolating aspects of opium
  • Learn about the modern theory of pain management that swept through the United States
  • Discover how the principle of “Do No Harm” applies to testing and imaging in workers’ compensation
  • What are the implications of this crucial medical credo on current spine surgery in our country?

Dr. Richard Nachwalter | Atlantic Spine Specialists

11:10 - 11:20 a.m.

10-Minute Break

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11:20 - 12:20 p.m.

How New Jersey School Boards Are Coping with COVID-19 Issues and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation

  • How have schools attempted to provide safety to teachers, staff and students both in class and remotely?
  • What are some of the legal obligations concerning reasonable accommodation arising from COVID-19?
  • How are schools handling lost time from school board employees with COVID-19 positive testing?
  • What are the main issues being discussed in collective bargaining in relation to COVID-19?
  • What are the implications in workers’ compensation for travel from school to home for remote workers?
  • What kinds of home injuries may be compensable under workers’ compensation?

Joseph F. Betley, Esq.  & John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Moderator | John H. Geaney, Esq.

John H. Geaney, Esq.

John H. Geaney, Esq. is Chairman of Capehart Scatchard’s Executive Committee. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney, Mr. Geaney is active in the New Jersey Self Insurers Association (Membership and Program Committees) as well as Kids’ Chance of New Jersey. Mr. Geaney is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network and is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. He is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual for Practitioners, Physicians, Adjusters, and Employers.

John H. Geaney, Esq. concentrates his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, third-party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation, and the representation of employers with respect to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Featured Speakers

Joseph F. Betley, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Richard Nachwalter, M.D.

Atlantic Spine Specialists



Frequently Asked Questions

Is this seminar eligible for CLE or CCM credits?

No, this seminar is not eligible for CLE and CCM credits.

What is the cancellation policy?

Replacement registrants are welcome. If you cancel one week in advance, you will receive a full refund less a $25.00 service charge. Otherwise, no refund will be provided for cancellation within six days of the seminar. In the event of a loss of seminar fee because of late registration, you can apply the fee to another Millennium Seminar within one year of the date of this seminar. If a seminar is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

Is there an incentive for signing up early?

Yes! The first fifteen (15) registrants will receive a courtesy copy of Geaney’s New 2019 Workers’ Compensation Manual sold by NJICLE for $220.

Do you accept walk-ins registrations?

Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. The seating for the seminar is classroom style in a spacious room.

Who can I contact if I require special accommodations?

If you should need any special requirements, such as wheelchair access, please provide us this information at least seven days prior to the seminar by calling 609-234-1776.