Webinars

  • 2019 Webinar: How Leave of Absence Intersects with Other Employment Laws

    December 5, 2019 Leave of absence is just a portion of the employment law universe in which human resources and benefit professionals live. Decisions made in one employment practice or policy may impact other areas of leave and accommodation administration. In this session, attendees learned the interplay between absence laws and other employment laws, such as wage and hour, anti-discrimination laws, and benefit laws.

  • 2019 Webinar: Intermittent Leave and the ADA – What’s Reasonable?

    November 21, 2019 With the recent 7th circuit court decisions regarding leave as an accommodation, many employers are grappling with how to reconcile these requests and needs with EEOC guidance. Intermittent leave is an area where many employers struggle to meet ongoing business demands while assuring there is an appropriate response to accommodation needs.

  • 2019 Webinar: Understanding Absence – What Your Employees Think They Know

    November 19, 2019 As absence professionals, we spend time learning about various absence regulations under the FMLA and paid family leave (PFL) statutes, the confines of these laws, and how much leave an employee is entitled to based on the state in which they work. But how well do your employees understand the benefits available to them? Are they frustrated because they have inaccurate understandings of their entitlement?

  • 2019 Webinar: Statutory Paid State Leaves – What You Need to Know

    November 14, 2019 If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and/or Washington — you might be looking for tools and tactics to stay on top of your compliance obligations.

  • 2019 Webinar: Occ or Non-Occ – Does It Really Matter?

    November 12, 2019 This session discussed the interplay between workers’ compensation and leave management strategies. While these areas are covered under different jurisdictions (in some cases, many jurisdictions), there is also an opportunity to utilize similar strategies to mitigate the impact of days away from work. We explored intra-organizational programs and collaborative methods for creation, implementation, and deployment of robust return-to-work program.

  • 2019 Webinar: Creating a LGBTQ Inclusive Workplace – Going Beyond Policies

    October 31, 2019 While most companies have a nondiscrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, 46% of LGBTQ workers remain closeted at work. A culture of inclusiveness means being visible from the language used in communications, to accountability in reporting systems, and providing education for workers.

  • 2019 Regional Compliance Webinar: Midwest Region Update

    October 29, 2019 The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. Our annual compliance update webinar series was brought back to help struggling employers keep up with the changes impacting their organizations. Each session in this four-part series focuses on a different region of the United States, bringing you the latest developments in circuit court decisions, legislative updates, state worker’s compensation changes, and other critical compliance news. Our compliance experts bring key information to keep your absence and disability management programs compliant.

  • 2019 Webinar: Reduce Your ADA Burden – Return-to-Work Strategy & Implementation

    October 24, 2019 The evolution of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) brings additional complexity to an employer’s return-to-work (RTW) strategy. While most HR professionals are skilled at managing employees on short- or long-term disability, understanding how the RTW program can satisfy obligations under the ADA is a new frontier. Can the RTW discussions and reasonable accommodations developed serve as your interactive process? Are you obligated to consider all RTW accommodations as an ADA request? Can your RTW policy have a time limit?

  • 2019 Hospital System Industry Group Forum: Safety Beyond the Workplace – Strategies to Maximize Employee Wellness

    October 23, 2019 Most employers encourage employees to follow best practices when it comes to safety in the workplace, but safe handling practices in the healthcare setting is a different ball game. What happens when an employee who works in the healthcare industry isn’t on the clock? Does he/she follow the same safety principles encouraged in the workplace? This webinar explored the correlation of safety within and away from the workplace, the hazards that an employee can face at home, and different ways to encourage safety and wellness to minimize accidents and injuries.

  • 2019 Regional Compliance Webinar: West Region Update

    October 22, 2019 The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. Our annual compliance update webinar series was brought back to help struggling employers keep up with the changes impacting their organizations. Each session in this four-part series focuses on a different region of the United States, bringing you the latest developments in circuit court decisions, legislative updates, state worker’s compensation changes, and other critical compliance news. Our compliance experts bring key information to keep your absence and disability management programs compliant.