2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: What Would the Experts Do? Test Your FMLA Knowledge

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Feb. 20

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) remains a top challenge for employers. It gets even murkier when you tie in emerging state leave laws, intermittent leave management, and granting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It isn’t surprising that more and more employers are finding that it is getting harder, not easier, to stay compliant as time goes by. Beyond simply knowing the laws, applying them to dynamic and nuanced everyday situations raises the risk of non-compliance. It also leaves employers asking the question, “What should I do?”

During this webinar, attendees will be presented with real-life scenarios, each with multiple-choice options to test their knowledge. Our expert panel will walk through each situation, explaining the best answer, while providing expert insights and “tried-and-true” best practices to ensure you’re keeping your FMLA program on the right track.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to apply FMLA best practices to everyday scenarios.
  • Identify situations where it would be appropriate to engage in ADAAA discussions.
  • Gain an understanding of best practices to integrate FMLA and state leave laws.


Margaret Guerrette
Product Manager, Guardian

At Guardian, Margaret is responsible for product development and management of group disability and leave products, with a heavy focus on state mandated disability programs and state paid family & medical leave (PFML) programs. Before joining Guardian, Margaret worked at Unum for 10 years in the claims, law, and product organizations. Margaret holds a JD from the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, Maine, and a BA from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.  

James Venable, JD
Vice President of Employment Law, Absence, and Accommodation Compliance

At ReedGroup, Mr. Venable provides expertise in absence management compliance and employee relations counseling. Mr. Venable has more than 20 years of experience across senior roles in legal, human resources, and compliance from several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Venable joined ReedGroup in April 2018 after serving as vice president of human resources, employee and labor relations, compliance, and environmental health and safety for Comcast, where he was responsible for engagement and labor relations activities for the company’s west division business unit.

Sue Woods, Esq.
Senior Compliance Counsel

At ReedGroup, Sue focuses on product and operational compliance in leave and absence management solutions. Sue brings years of experience practicing labor and employment law, including advising employers on the intricacies of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, and state and local leave laws. By writing timely articles and speaking at seminars and events, Sue strives to break down tricky leave compliance issues into actionable, practical employment solutions.


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 for 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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