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For Immediate Release
Contact: Diane Neri
Telephone: (712) 233-9030, Ext. 1037

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SIOUX CITY, IOWA – The Siouxland Employers’ Council and Iowa Workforce Development will be hosting a meeting for employers to learn about the workers’ compensation laws in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. This meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The training session will be conducted at Western Iowa Tech, 4647 Stone Avenue, Building B, Room 138 in Sioux City. All employers, workers’ compensation personnel, human resource employees, accounting, payroll and other staff members are invited to attend.

Workers’ Compensation is a state-regulated entity with regulations differing from state to state. Many Siouxland area employers have facilities in more than one state and would be required to work within the workers’ comp regulations for each state. This seminar will break down the idiosyncrasies of each state’s law and procedures, plus discuss issues facing employers today. Information presented at this seminar is a must for anyone working with workers’ compensation matters.

Speakers for this seminar are workers’ compensation experts from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. They are:

   •  Ron Pohlman, Deputy Workers’ Compensation Commissioner, State of Iowa
   •  Craig Wagner, Staff Attorney with Nebraska’s Workers’ Compensation Court
   •  Jim Marsh, Director, Division of Labor and Management, South Dakota Department of Labor

This is your opportunity to learn the nitty-gritty of workers’ compensation: what it is, how it works in each state and how employer – employee disputes are handled. Other issues addressed will be the employer’s role in the claim process, types of benefits provided by law, injuries covered, settlements and employer costs. There is a $25 registration fee to attend this meeting. To register for the seminar, contact Diane Neri, Iowa Workforce Development, at 712-233-9030, Ext. 1037 or by e-mail at diane.neri@iwd.state.ia.us. Please register by Tuesday, September 20, 2005.

The Siouxland Employers’ Council is an employer group in Region 12, supported locally by Iowa Workforce Development, and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. This employers group addresses workforce issues, and provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers.

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