DMEC News: Supervisor Training

Tasha Patterson@Work

DMEC to Release New FMLA/ADA Supervisor Training

Supervisor TrainingAccording to the 2018 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey, training supervisors and managers ranks as the top challenge for employers of all sizes and industries. In addition, the Department of Labor cites supervisor training as a top area of non-compliance for employers.

To address this critical area of concern, DMEC is pleased to announce that we are releasing a new training program, FMLA/ADA Training for Supervisors and Managers, in early April 2019. The new training is intended to provide front-line managers and supervisors with high-level information about how to identify a potential Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) request by an employee and provide insight into the employee’s rights and responsibilities once an event has been identified.

The training program includes a pre-recorded, 25-minute animated video that walks through the necessary information a supervisor needs to know about the FMLA and the ADA. By the end of the video, managers will come away with a foundational understanding of the company’s responsibilities as well as their own responsibility as a supervisor. They will be able to recognize when and to whom the laws apply and be able to direct employees appropriately.

Following the video is a 10-question quiz to test knowledge. Upon successful completion of the video and quiz, supervisors and managers will be awarded a certificate of completion. Two downloadable PDF roadmaps for the FMLA and the ADA are included as additional resources for supervisors and managers to refer to when a potential FMLA or ADA request is made.

DMEC’s FMLA/ADA Training for Supervisors and Managers is intended to be an annual training, similar to other compliance training programs such as anti-harassment and diversity/inclusion. It is an ideal solution for organizations of all sizes. Subscription pricing is based on the total number of employees in the organization, and discounts are available to DMEC organizational members. The option to purchase a company-specific training landing page is also available for an additional fee.

Once a company has purchased the annual subscription, an unlimited number of supervisors and managers will be able to sign up and take the training course through DMEC’s learning management system. A designated contact for each organization will have the ability to review registration and tracking reports throughout the year to manage progress for their supervisors and managers.

We believe this unique training program will prove to be a crucial piece of your organization’s ongoing compliance strategy. To preview the training program and learn more, visit