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Contact: Bob Becker
Telephone: (712) 262-1971 ext. 126

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"Oh My Aching Back! What Recent Courts Have Done with Back Injury/Pain Cases"

ALGONA, IOWA – Iowa Workforce Development and the Kossuth County Employers’ Council will present “Oh My Aching Back! What Recent Courts Have Done with Back Injury/Pain Cases” and “Reducing Risks: Real Life Cases, Real Life Stories, Real Life Solutions” at the Iowa Lakes Community College, 2111 Hwy. 169 N. Algona, Iowa on April 22, 2009. The program is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Seminar highlights:

• Iowa Workforce Development employment attorney Barbara Tapscott will discuss the key elements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will focus on recent court cases involving back injuries and/or back pain. See what kind of evidence courts have found helpful in determining whether an employee is qualified to perform the functions of a job and whether disability discrimination has occurred.

• Iowa Workforce Development Disability Navigator Mary Lynn ReVoir will provide helpful advice about hiring and retaining persons with disabilities. Learn “best practices” and resources employers can utilize to protect their workers and themselves using real life cases and real life solutions.

Pre-registration is requested by Friday, April 17, 2009 to Paula Seely, (515) 295-4602 or seelyp@mercy.health.com. You must pre-register. A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees for recertification purposes.

The Kossuth County Employers’ Council is a local employer group supported by Iowa Workforce Development Region 3 and 4, and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. This employer’s group addresses workforce issues, and provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers and human resource professionals. Contact Bob Becker at if you have questions about this training session or about the Kossuth County Employers’ Council.


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