February 3rd, 2021 – Virtual Lunch and Learn Legislative Update

Luncheon

Date
February 3rd, 2021 -- 11:30AM -  12:30PM

Location
Virtual Lunch and Learn Legislative Update

Title
"Legislative Bills Impacting Nebraska Workers' Compensation...and Anything Else You Want to Know about Nebraska Workers' Compensation"

Presenter
Dallas Jones

Purpose
Dallas Jones will review the legislative bills relating to workers’ compensation that are under consideration by the Nebraska Legislature during the 2021 session. He will also review and discuss the most significant Appellate and Trial decisions since October 2020 which impact Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Law.

 

CEUs

Objectives

- Review the legislative bills under consideration by the Nebraska Legislature during the 2021 session which relate to workers’ compensation;
- Explain the genesis of each bill, why it was introduced, and what problems it is intended to address;
- Explain the intended and unintended consequences of each bill, and the challenges each will face in becoming law;
- Review and discuss the most significant Appellate and Trial decisions since October 2020 which impact Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Law, and
- Answer any questions the attendees may have regarding Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Law.

Bio

DALLAS D. JONES is a partner in the Lincoln, Nebraska law firm Baylor Evnen, LLP and serves as the Chair of its Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. The focus of his practice is identifying innovative ways to enable employers to navigate the overlap of workers’ compensation claims and the myriad employment laws, which can create complications in the claims process. He is a frequently invited speaker, locally and nationally, regarding all aspects of workers’ compensation and the overlap of related employment laws. Mr. Jones is a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, a former Chair of ALFA International’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group and a former Chair of the Workers’ Compensation section of the Nebraska State Bar Association. Mr. Jones is a founding member and current President of Nebraskans for Workers’ Compensation Equity and Fairness, a non-profit corporation dedicated to advocating for legislation to create a more balanced workers’ compensation system in Nebraska. He is a founding member, former President, and current board member of Kids’ Chance of Nebraska, a non-profit which raises money from stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system to award scholarships to children of workers significantly disabled or killed at work. He received his B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Law.