Webinar Recording: The DOL’s Perspective on the Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

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Since its enactment in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has served as the cornerstone of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) efforts to promote work-life balance. Strengthening compliance with the FMLA by providing assistance to employers and helping increase their knowledge of the law is important. The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act is designed to provide essential information about the FMLA, including information about employers’ obligations under the law and the options available to employers in administering leave under the FMLA.

In this webinar, experts from the Department of Labor and Unum reviewed specific sections of importance within the DOL Family Medical Leave Employer Guide, including FMLA regulations, fact-based scenarios, and relevant case law.


  • Angela Ripper, J.D., Assistant Vice President and Special Counsel, Unum
  • Christine Schott, Senior Advisor, FMLA and Other Labor Standards, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division


This webinar qualifies for 1 Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM) CEU and 1 Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) CEU. If you are interested in receiving CPDM or CLMS credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to listen to the full webinar, and then contact DMEC at 800.789.3632 or info@dmec.org to receive a certificate of attendance.

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