2022 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Shift From Mandated PFML Programs – What You Need To Know

Jai HookerTools & Tactics, Webinars

Tuesday, Oct. 25

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

With the absence of a federal program, individual states have been adopting their own variations of paid family and medical leave (PFML) programs — each of which are unique. So far in 2022, there have been three new state laws enacted (Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware), and each of the new laws have different provisions for eligibility, program support, and employer requirements. For example, Virginia’s law is not a state mandate, while both Maryland and Delaware are. However, Delaware and Virginia will have paid leave benefits that may be available to workers outside of their respective state.

During this session, we will break down the differences in these programs and outline how state programs are evolving. We’ll discuss the increasing interest in employer “optional” PFML programs and what this means for your organization. We’ll also break down solutions to help you prepare for and understand your obligations under the various PFML laws and provide updates of what’s on the horizon for 2023.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the increased interest in employer “optional” PFML programs.
  • Explore timelines and best practices to help employers prepare for and understand their compliance obligations.
  • Review 2023 program updates for New Hampshire, Virginia, Oregon, and Colorado.


Gina Rutledge
Director, PFML, Group Disability
& Absence Product Development
& Management

Located in Tampa, FL, Gina has over 20 years of experience in product strategy, development, and management including Life Insurance, Individual Disability, Group Disability and most recently Paid Family and Medical Leaves (PFML).  Gina embraces change and partners with customers to ensure PFML programs are compliant with state laws. In her current role with MetLife, Gina provides insights to influence new state and federal programs considering paid leave laws, partnering with various trade groups and state program stakeholders through rulemaking and operational process discussions. 

Dan Iskra
Assistant Vice President, Group Disability
& Absence Product Development
& Management

Dan is responsible for the Development and Management of MetLife’s Group Disability and Absence products. Dan joined MetLife in 2007 and has held various roles with Product and Finance.  During his tenure, Dan has been instrumental in driving key strategies impacting MetLife’s growth in the Disability and Absence market.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 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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Link to MetLife Website