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  • March 15, 2023 Approximately one third of the U.S. population lives in a state that has enacted paid family and medical leave laws (PFML). This means that employers need to be informed about those laws and how to serve the employees in those states. In this session, we will provide an overview of changes to existing state laws as well as offer a more detailed look at paid family leave plans that are coming on board, such as Oregon and Colorado. We will also look ahead to other states that have passed legislation and are in the process of adopting PFML plans, such as Maryland.

  • February 28, 2023 Technology is present in all aspects of our lives, and that includes accessing and administering the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). But how does the transition to online leave requests, submission of intermittent time through portals, and tracking of available time using software intersect with the employer’s responsibilities? Are there considerations that an employer should be aware of as technology is changing the way employees request leave? And how does this impact the process and requirements for employers? What should employers make sure they are doing to remain compliant? And what digital resources are available to help both employers and employees regarding the FMLA? This session will answer these questions and more and will be 90 minutes to allow for additional Q&A.

  • February 23, 2023 No matter the industry, employers have difficult decisions when determining which benefits packages to offer employees while providing the most value. And those decisions are becoming more complex as new paid family and medical leave (PFML) plans are being adopted across the country. This session will explore the key questions employers should ask when determining how to implement a PFML plan. Using example scenarios, we’ll review the top considerations for maintaining in-force benefit plans when adding PFML and how these plans interact. We’ll also discuss when and why private plans should be evaluated.

  • January 24, 2023 Mental health support is part of every savvy employer’s benefit offerings, and for good cause. When employees are mentally well, they are more likely to be physically healthier and more productive, active, and engaged in the workplace. Additionally, mental health resources play a key role in employee attraction and retention which is increasingly important as research shows nearly half of the U.S. population is job searching amid the “Great Resignation.” During this session, we will share market findings on the growing need for employers to offer their employees a mental well-being solution and review available wellness strategies. We will explore how employees can engage in care and what options are available for helping employees return to work from a disability or leave of absence.

  • January 1, 2023 Although the FMLA was signed into law over 25 years ago, understanding its requirements can be overwhelming. This presentation will walk you through FMLA basics, and provide practical best practices that you can use to effectively administer your FMLA program. Through real-life FMLA scenarios, this session will provide an in-depth overview of the FMLA, discussing employer and employee obligations, identify common misconceptions and implementation pitfalls when administering the FMLA, help you better understand and manage intermittent leaves, and provide tips on how to prevent employee abuse of FMLA leave.

  • January 1, 2023 This introductory education on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will dissect the ADA’s fundamental requirements in a practical way, preparing you to confidently integrate ADA compliance into your organization. By navigating a model interactive process, we will discuss ADA requirements that continue to pose challenges for employers, including determining who has a disability, knowing when and how to request disability-related information, and deciding what accommodations are reasonable. We will help you build your ADA competence and confidence, discuss the low cost and high impact of providing accommodations, and offer best practices for building an inclusive workplace.

  • December 15, 2022 Understanding statutory paid family leave (PFL) and paid family and medical leave (PFML) mandates — which continue to evolve and proliferate around the country — is no easy task. Legal requirements often vary dramatically from one jurisdiction to the next, making one-size-fits-all policies impractical and often ineffective. To help you better understand the paid leave landscape, we will examine the existing PFL and PFML mandates. We will compare each mandate across select core topics such as the length of benefits, amount of pay provided to employees, funding mechanisms, covered reasons for use, and more. In addition, this session will provide information about private plan options under existing PFL/PFML laws and thoughts on federal paid family and medical leave prospects in 2023. This webinar will be 90 minutes to allow for additional Q&A.

  • November 30, 2022 As we wrap up National Family Caregiver Month in November, the burden is real and does not end! Join us as we focus on unique challenges faced by caregivers of individuals who have served in the military. In this session, we will explore trends in military caregiving demographics — from who provides the care to the common situations leading to the need for caregiving and its duration. We’ll dive into the distinctive challenges caregivers confront and practical steps your organization can take to provide support and alleviate difficulties. You’ll walk away with information about the resources available to service member caregivers and emerging trends and issues facing all caregivers.

  • November 17, 2022 Every company needs a compliance process in all aspects of their operations to make sure employees are treated fairly and within legal guidelines. With many companies hiring rapidly, it is important to both establish, and then clearly articulate, your compliance process. This way, you can be sure new hires and existing employees are aware of your policies and how they are affected by them. In this webinar, we will walk through what a leave compliance process should look like and how HR teams can ensure that both new and long-standing employees are aware of company and legal policies. Additionally, we will explore how to audit your policies and ensure transparency to help attract and retain employees. You will leave armed with best practices for successful process implementation and an understanding of how technology can improve compliance and reduce the chance for mistakes.

  • November 16, 2022 If you have employees in a statutory jurisdiction, you’re likely looking for tools and tactics to stay on top of your compliance obligations. There are several states that have enacted paid family leave programs that will be effective over the next few years — including Colorado, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maryland, Oregon, and Vermont. In addition to these new states, there may be changes to the established programs in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Washington. This session will provide information about statutory paid leave program changes coming in 2023. We’ll also provide details on the Oregon and Colorado paid family and medical leave programs. This webinar will be 90 minutes to allow for additional Q&A.