2020 Webinar: Handle with Care – Managing Absence in an Era of Leave Entitlement
February 11, 2020 Ideally, employers and employees have a flexible relationship, one that ebbs and flows throughout the ups and downs of the realities of life. A typical employee experiences a host of life events during employment, from illnesses, to births, to caring for loved ones. In a perfect world, an employer assists an employee, providing and supporting time off and benefits. However, the reality can be more complicated as employers can often feel they are tasked with the unpleasant role of a fraud investigator and policy enforcer.
2020 Webinar: Practical Guidance to Improve Your Bottom Line Through IMEs
January 16, 2020 Rising healthcare costs continue to put a pinch on employer budgets. According to Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2019 Employer Benefits Survey, employer sponsored health coverage rose 5% in 2019 alone. Many employers utilize independent medical exams (IMEs) to challenge questionable claims, but complex case disputes can result in significant medical and indemnity costs despite efforts to fairly cover the employee’s medical care and facilitate return to work.
2020 Webinar: Top Results of the 9th Annual Leave Management Survey
February 6, 2020 As leave management grows in complexity, so do the questions plaguing absence and disability professionals. If you’ve ever wondered about the leave benefits offered by others in your industry, or sought a benchmark for your leave management processes, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
2020 Webinar: Top 10 FMLA Challenges
January 21, 2020 Rising healthcare costs continue to put a pinch on employer budgets. According to Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2019 Employer Benefits Survey, employer sponsored health coverage rose 5% in 2019 alone. Many employers utilize independent medical exams (IMEs) to challenge questionable claims, but complex case disputes can result in significant medical and indemnity costs despite efforts to fairly cover the employee’s medical care and facilitate return to work.
2019 Webinar: Solving Leave Management Challenges – PFML, STD & More!
December 10, 2019 Absence management professionals are struggling to keep up in an era of unprecedented change. As state leave laws continue to evolve, it can be difficult to keep pace. Coordinating the bevy of new paid family and medical leave programs with the other leaves and benefits already in existence is a daunting challenge.
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.