For eight years the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and Spring Consulting Group (Spring) have partnered to conduct annual research on employer leave management. Our national survey tracks employer methods for administering both regulatory and non-regulatory leaves, and offers a detailed view of employer preferences and strategies for managing and overcoming the many challenges of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and overall leave administration.
The survey was released at the 2018 DMEC Annual Conference, featured over 85 questions, and used a similar online format as 2017. It was completed by 820 employers who collectively represent all organizational sizes, U.S. states, and a broad range of industries.
The 2018 report highlights trends and employer perspectives on not only federal FMLA and ADA, but also increasing state paid leave programs and administration, return to work and accommodations, and how technology solutions continue to grow in use. It organizes responses into useful size segments and comments on differences by industry, number of locations, and call center populations where notable.
The results from the survey were also presented in the Tools & Tactics Webinar: Results of the 8th Annual Leave Management Survey.
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