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March 2018 Chapter Meeting: Workers Compensation

March 14, 2018
8:15 AM to 10:30 AM
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Hampton Inn
1 Crossroads Court
Newburgh, NY 12550


Workers’ Compensation Insurance

*What is it?
*Who needs it?
*Who are the players in the system?
*Premium Questions
*Penalty questions
*Independent contractor versus employee questions
*The Claims process
*Paid Family Leave


Joseph Cavalcante is the assistant director of public information at the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board. He speaks and educates on all issues and topics that impact the Board and the workers’ compensation system in New York. He has worked at the Board for the last decade and frequently speaks on claims, compliance, Paid Family Leave and World Trade Center topics.His prior experience includes 20 years as a writer, spokesman and communication professional in the software industry, the health insurance industry, as a journalist, at the US Dept. of Homeland Security and the NYS Lottery. He also taught in the English, Communication and Business departments at four colleges, and worked at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Joe has been published in dozens of publications. He holds an MA in English from the State University of New York at Albany.

Neil Gilberg comes from the hospitality industry, where he spent 20 years running a major Catskills resort, managing 300 employees and a multi million dollar budget. He also has background in government service as the former Sullivan County Clerk; as a member of the Fallsburg Town Council; and as a trustee of the Fallsburg Central School District. Mr. Gilberg was on the Board of Directors for C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children).Mr. Gilberg was subsequently appointed by the Governor to serve as the Business Ambassador/Advocate for Business for the NYS Workers' Compensation Board. In this capacity, Mr. Gilberg addresses employers' concerns re garding the workers' compensation system in New York State and develops policies to address those concerns.




$15.00 Chapter Member

$25.00 Non-Chapter Member

$7.00 Student