Thursday, October 22, 2020


Webinar 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.




5 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.

What You Need to Know About Legal Presumptions in Workers’ Compensation

  • How does the legal presumption work for a public safety worker under the Canzanella Law?
  • What is the standard of proof in workers’ compensation when there is a legal presumption and what must the judge assume?
  • Learn why it is important that there is no legal presumption when it comes to assessing permanency
  • What kinds of proofs will help overcome a legal presumption?
  • How important is the role of science in cases involving legal presumptions for firefighters in cardiovascular cases and public safety officers in cancer cases?

John H. Geaney, Esq. & Prudence M. Higbee, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

15-Minute Break

Email Questions to Presenters

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

On the Front Lines of COVID-19

Panel Discussion

  • Caryl Russo, RWJ Barnabas Health Corporate Care
  • Jared Schulman, MD, MPH, Hackensack Meridian Health System


  • Find out how two leading hospital employers worked with their carriers to handle COVID-19 comp claims during the pandemic
  • Learn about the process used to distinguish between accepted and denied claims
  • What kinds of questions and investigation matter in COVID-19 claims?
  • Hear a discussion about challenges in coordinating claims handling among different physical locations
  • How important has telemedicine been during the pandemic and what is its future for workers’ compensation?

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

15-Minute Break

Email Questions to Presenters

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Issues in Workers’ Comp and Employment Law with COVID-19

  • What can employers require of remote employees returning to the worksite?
  • Can employers require all such employees to be tested?
  • Can a vaccine be required to return to certain jobs?
  • What are the current rules on quarantine including travel to other states?
  • Are there reasonable accommodations requirements under state or federal law for those who cannot wear masks or will not take a vaccine?

Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, 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

Caryl Russo

Senior Vice President, RWJ Barnabas Health

Jared Schulman, MD, MPH

Corporate Medical Director, Occupational and Employee Health at Hackensack Meridian Health Center

Prudence M. Higbee, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq.

Vice-Chair Labor & Employment Group, Capehart Scatchard



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.