2019 Tools & Tactics Webinar: How Leave of Absence Intersects with Other Employment Laws

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Dec. 5

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

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, we will learn the interplay between absence laws and other employment laws, such as wage and hour, anti-discrimination laws, and benefit laws.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how employment practice and policy decisions made under one area of law may impact your absence management and accommodation administration.
  • Discover how employment laws interact and cross over one another — or don’t when they should!
  • Explore ways to breaking down HR team silos to create a finely-tuned HR and benefits machine that optimizes absence and accommodation administration.



Megan Holstein, JD
SVP, Absence & Claims Management
At FINEOS, Megan focuses on operationalizing the law, using project management techniques and business acumen to create compliant, but workable solutions, converting legal rules into software and/or process requirements. Ms. Holstein has extensive experience focusing on the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and their state and local law equivalents, as well as disability, paid sick leave, and family leave benefits, including ERISA as it pertains to short- and long-term disability plans and statutory disability and paid family leave. Ms. Holstein’s background also includes employment law counseling matters such as DOL audit assistance, defense of EEOC and workplace discrimination claims, manager and employment law training and workplace investigation.
Lori Welty, Esq.
Absence Management
Senior Compliance Attorney
Lori is an industry expert in the areas of state, federal, and local paid and unpaid leave and disability laws. She is a frequent author and presenter on a variety of topics relating to leave of absence and disability. Lori has advised clients in all aspects of employment law for over 20 years, and has specialized in absence management and disability since 2012. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law as an Order of the Coif candidate, and received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University where she was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society. Lori is licensed to practice law in Colorado.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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