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For Immediate Release: May 7, 2012
Contact: Carol Morgan
Telephone: (712) 242-2131

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SW IA ECI: “Workers’ Compensation in Iowa: Overview, Hot Topics and Updates”

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – The Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council will be meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Ron Pohlman, Deputy Workers’ Compensation Commissioner, Work Compensation Division with Iowa Workforce Development will be speaking on “Work Compensation in Iowa: Overview, Hot Topics and Updates.”

Workers’ Compensation in Iowa: Overview, Hot Topics & Updates
Wednesday May 16, 2012 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Iowa School for the Deaf, Lied Center
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Topics include:

- Overview of Workers’ Compensation in Iowa
- Agency Updates, New Legislation and Rules
- Hot Topics and Recent Case Law
- Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claims Handling

All human resource personnel & employers are invited to attend. Pre-registration is requested by Friday May 11th to Carol Morgan at (712) 242-2131 or carol.morgan@iwd.iowa.gov. There is a minimal registration fee to attend which covers lunch, handouts and meeting expenses.

Ron Pohlman has been a Deputy Workers’ Compensation Commissioner since November 2000. Ron is a graduate of Iowa State University and from Drake University Law School. Immediately after graduation from law school he became an administrative law judge for Job Service of Iowa and held hearings and issued decisions in Unemployment Insurance contested cases for the next ten years. In 1998, he joined the Division of Administrative hearings as an Administrative Law Judge holding hearings and issuing decisions in human services cases. Ron was admitted to the Iowa Bar in May 1994 and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Iowa in 1996. Ron is a member of the Iowa Bar Association and its workers’ compensation and administrative law subcommittees. Ron has presented to the Southwest IA Employers’ Council on two prior occasions and it’s an honor to have him return!

This program has been approved for 2.5 (General) recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

The Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council is a local employer group supported by Iowa Workforce Development and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. All employers are welcome to attend SW IA ECI events. This employer’s group addresses workforce issues and provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers and human resource professionals. Contact Carol Morgan at (712) 242-2131 if you have questions about this session or about the Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council, IowaWORKS Loess Hills.



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