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On January 23, 2020, the NIWC section presented its annual Fall/Winter outreach program at the Sheraton in Columbia. The presentation was put together by Joan Adelman and Jason Schultz on the topics of working from home and the gig economy. Mr. Schultz served as the Moderator for our speakers, Commissioner Jim Forrester, attorneys Pat Tedesco and Erin Snyder, as well as Sarah Cunningham, claims adjuster from Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance /IWIF.

The event was very well attended and the participants received updates on the law and practice tips from different perspectives. There was a lively discussion and debate regarding these areas of Workers’ Compensation law which promise to show up more frequently in our practices as more and more people are able to work from home either full or part time, and we continue to see the rise of services such as UBER and Grubhub.