2023 Virtual Education Forum Webinar: FMLA Experts on Speed Dial

Jai HookerVirtual Education Forum, Webinars

Thursday, April 27

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Have you ever wanted to have an FMLA expert on speed dial? Are you stumped by a specific FMLA scenario or question? What would it be like to have your questions regarding the FMLA answered? Tapping into the abundance of questions from the Virtual Education Forum Webinar: FMLA Administration in the Digital Age in February, our experts will be the FMLA resource you have always wanted in this follow-up webinar. With over 70 questions submitted, we have a wealth of material to cover in this second FMLA session. We will address employee eligibility and time calculation conundrums, notice requirement questions, intermittent leave quandaries, and so much more!

Come prepared by viewing the webinar recording, and then join us for this session where you’ll have FMLA consultants at your fingertips as we will further explore the questions submitted.

This webinar will be 90 minutes.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Integrate learnings from the VEF Webinar: FMLA Administration in the Digital Age into everyday practice.
  • Gain an understanding of the FMLA guidelines and how they apply to specific case examples.
  • Explore key concepts from the FMLA regulations and apply them to employer-specific situations.


Ellen McCann, JD
Assistant Vice President

Ellen McCann serves as a leading expert in applying benefits and benefits technology to power modern solutions to more effective employee leave programs, stronger regulatory compliance and enhanced digital HR transformation. In this role, she combines more than 30 years of employment law experience with practical knowledge of the complexities of leave and accommodation management to help develop and create solutions that enable employers to address the challenges of leave and accommodations. She is an acclaimed national speaker on leave management issues including FMLA and ADA, and is a certified trainer for SHRM and CE credit.

Daris Freeman, JD
Assistant Vice President

Ms. Freeman has spent more than 20 years at Unum focused on all things absence management. As Assistant Vice President, Legal Counsel, Daris’s primary responsibility is to support Unum’s Absence Management Center which administers FMLA, paid leave, ADA and over 200 complementary state laws. She partners with the operation and their clients to ensure absence management programs are compliant with federal and state laws.  Most recently, her time is focused on the paid leave landscape. This includes advocacy efforts to support Unum’s current and developing paid leave services and initiatives. Ms. Freeman also partners with state agencies through rulemaking and operational workgroups to apply her expertise and experience to the development of their programs. In addition, she assists in the development of Unum’s products and services to help clients comply with paid leave requirements while integrating with existing leave and pay programs.

Daris received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Covenant College, her Juris Doctor from the Nashville School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee.  She is a certified trainer for SHRM and CE credit and is a frequent speaker on FMLA, ADA and paid leave.


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

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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Link to Unum website