Heyl Royster

 

Kevin Luther

Kevin Luther


Significant Cases

  • Arlene Bernardoni v. Huntsman Chemical Corp. Applied Frye principle to Illinois workers' compensation in the defense of an occupational disease/exposure claim. 
  • Richard Urbanski v. Deichmueller Construction Co. Defined jurisdictional issue in workers' compensation review.

Publications

  • "Illinois Workers' Compensation Law," 2018-2019 (Vol. 27, Illinois Practice Series), updated and published by Thomson Reuters (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017)
  • "Survey of Illinois Law: Employment Law," Southern Illinois University Law Journal (2010) - Download Article
  • "Economic Disability and Earning Capacity: A Historical Analysis for Wage Differential Claims," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly Monograph (2006) - Download Article
  • "The Normal Daily Activity Exception to Workers' Compensation Claims," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly Monograph (2004) - Download Article
  • "The Age Discrimination in Employment Act: A Seventh Circuit Perspective," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly Monograph (1998) - Download Article
  • "The Impact of Federal Legislation on the Employer/Employee Relationship in Illinois," Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly Monograph (1996) - Download Article
  • "An Overview of Repetitive Trauma Claims," Illinois Bar Journal (1992)

Public Speaking

  • “Human Resources Workshop”
    Rockford Area Society for Human Resource Management 2018
  • “Causation in Workers’ Compensation Claims”
    SEAK National Workers’ Compensation & Occupational Medicine Conference 2018
  • “Accident Caused by Risks Resulting from Everyday Activities: Moving Toward a New Standard? A Panel Discussion”
    Heyl Royster's 33rd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2018
  • “Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update”
    Winnebago County Bar Association 2018
  • “Anti-Violence Training”
    Keith Country Day School 2018
  • “Workers’ Compensation Issues and Handling for Management”
    Supervisor Training 2018
  • “Human Resources Workshop”
    Rockford Area Society for Human Resource Management 2017
  • “Workers’ Compensation Issues and Handling for Management”
    City of Rockford 2017
  • “X’s and O’s: Practice Pointer Forum”
    Heyl Royster's 32nd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2017
  • “The Final Rule: 2016 Update to the FLSA”
    Heyl Royster Governmental Seminar 2016
  • “Drug and Alcohol Policies and Issues”
    OrthoIllinois Occupational Health 2016
  • “Stress in the Workplace”
    Heyl Royster Employers' Day Seminar 2016
  • “Drug and Alcohol Policies and Issues”
    Heyl Royster Employers' Day Seminar 2016
  • “WC Claims Handling Liability: What They Do When They Do Not Have a Case”
    Heyl Royster's 31st Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2016
  • “Workers’ Compensation Issues and Handling for Management”
    Society for Human Resource Management 2015
  • “OSHA Housecalls”
    Rock River Human Resource Professional Association 2015
  • “Case Law Update”
    Winnebago County Bar Association 2015
  • “News from your Receptionist: “OSHA is Holding on Line 1” – How to Handle the Call Focusing on New OSHA Guidelines”
    Heyl Royster's 30th Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2015
  • “Recent Appellate Court Decisions”
    Illinois Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Workers’ Compensation and Safety Conference 2014
  • “HIPAA: Legal Background and Current State of the Law”
    City of Rockford Fire 911 Division 2014
  • “Utilization Review and Section 8 Medical Bill Issues”
    Heyl Royster 29th Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2014
  • “Ethics of Social Media”
    Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Judicial Training, Chicago 2012
  • “A Program on the Extent to Which Employers May Monitor/Restrict Employees”
    St. Mary’s Occupational Health & Wellness 2012
  • “Workers’ Compensation, HIPAA and Employment Retaliatory Discharge Issues”
    St. Mary’s Occupational Health & Wellness 2011
  • “Workers’ Comp Reform - What Does it Mean to You?”
    Williams Manny 2011
  • “Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update”
    Winnebago County Bar Association 2011