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Webinar Recording: Occ or Non-Occ – Does It Really Matter?

November 12, 2019This session discussed the interplay between workers’ compensation and leave management strategies.  While these areas are covered under different jurisdictions (in some cases, many jurisdictions), there is also an opportunity ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Creating a LGBTQ Inclusive Workplace – Going Beyond Policies

October 31, 2019While most companies have a nondiscrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, 46% of LGBTQ workers remain closeted at work. A culture of inclusiveness means being visible from ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Midwest Region Compliance Update

October 29, 2019The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. Our annual compliance update webinar series is designed yo help struggling employers keep up with the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Reduce Your ADA Burden – Return-to-Work Strategy & Implementation

October 24, 2019The evolution of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) brings additional complexity to an employer’s return-to-work (RTW) strategy. While most HR professionals are skilled at managing employees on short- or ... Read More

Webinar Recording: West Region Compliance Update

October 22, 2019The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. Our annual compliance update webinar series is designed yo help struggling employers keep up with the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: South Region Compliance Update

October 15, 2019The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. Our annual compliance update webinar series is designed yo help struggling employers keep up with the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Basic, Better, Best – Solutions to Improve Your ADAAA Documentation

October 10, 2019We know proper documentation is critical to our programs and policies, but some of us still struggle to incorporate robust documentation systems within our organizations. Without clear guidance on the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: FMLA/ADA Abuse – How to Conduct an Effective Investigation

October 3, 2019Handling FMLA/ADA claims is a necessary function for all organizations. However, from time to time, an employer may have to respond to claims that are not valid, and in some ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Northeast Region Compliance Update

October 1, 2019The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. Our annual compliance update webinar series is designed yo help struggling employers keep up with the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Understanding Suicide’s Impact in the Workplace

September 26, 2019The rising suicide rate has become a global issue with far reaching impact, and workplaces are not immune. Every 40 seconds a person commits suicide — the World Health Organization ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Empowering Employees to Thrive in an Ever-Changing Work-Life World

September 5, 2019As the workplace continues to change, leaders are left wondering how they should help employees navigate competing priorities in a more dynamic world. Employees’ expectations are shifting, and they’re looking ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Navigating the Complexity of Paid Leave

July 16, 2019The complex paid leave landscape in America is expanding as new states continue to implement paid family and medical leave programs. While understanding the difference between accrued paid leave, mandated ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Are You Ready for Emerging Paid Statutory Leave Programs?

June 27, 2019Paid family and medical leave programs are gaining traction across the nation, and are currently approved in seven states. Each state’s approved program is unique in terms of plan design, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Opioid Epidemic and Employer Solutions

June 20, 2019Over 60% of the 10 million Americans with opioid use disorder are employed. Many are valued employees whose illnesses lead to lost productivity, involuntary leave, excessive healthcare costs, work accidents, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: A Family Affair – Employer Obligations for Pregnant Employees and New Parents

June 18, 2019While a normal pregnancy is not considered an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) disability, there are employer obligations that may come into play with pregnant employees. Pregnancy is a strategic priority ... Read More

Webinar Recording: ADA – Accommodating Workers with Mental Health Issues

June 13, 2019Mental health and depression continue to rise as leading causes of disability leave. Today, nearly 20% of American workers report having a mental health condition in any given month. This ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Examining Mental Health in the Workplace

May 21, 2019Mental health is a universal asset, but one of significant importance for workers and organizations. The mental well-being of a company’s workforce can make or break performance, production, and profitability. ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Absence and the Alphabet Soup of System Solutions

May 16, 2019Technology in the integrated absence management space continues to evolve. Savvy professionals are getting the education they need to understand their technology options, and are learning how to leverage solutions ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Effective Implementation of Disability Auto-Enroll – From Strategy to Communication

April 25, 2019The Department of Labor (DOL) released a letter approving the use of auto-enroll for employer sponsored disability insurance. But what does this really mean for employers and their employees come ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Medical Certification and Recertification

April 18, 2019What is an employer’s option when they doubt the validity of a leave request? When is it appropriate to trigger recertification or a second opinion? This session offered answers to these ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Breaking the Silence to Improve Behavioral Health Conditions

March 28, 2019Jobs and their essential functions are typically designed for workers in optimal health, but not all workers show up that way. Millions of Americans struggle with mental health and substance ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Evolving Accommodation Requests – You Need What?!

March 19, 2019While leave may be the most common accommodation request, many employers are also reporting an increase in telecommuting and workplace modification requests. A clear understanding of what constitutes a reasonable ... Read More

Webinar Recording: 5 Basic Strategies to Support RTW and Manage Accommodations

March 14, 2019Effectively returning employees to work and managing accommodations have long been challenges within even the best absence and disability programs. This session offered an understanding of five effective strategies to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The 3 C’s of ADA – Consistency, Compliance, and Communication

March 7, 2019The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) process can be a daunting experience, even for the most experienced companies. Consistent policies, which are effectively communicated, can drive compliance and improve the employee ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Results of the 8th Annual Leave Management Survey

February 7, 2019As absence and disability programs continue to evolve, so do the complexities of leave administration. DMEC and Spring Consulting Group partnered together to understand employer challenges in managing all types of ... Read More

Webinar Recording: New Year’s Resolution – Master the FMLA Forms

January 22, 2019The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) medical certification form and other required notices can prove challenging for employers. Evaluating the information provided and making an accurate determination of leave ... Read More

Webinar Recording: EEOC Insights Into What Employers Still Get Wrong About the ADA

December 6, 2018This webinar provided a front row seat to the EEOC’s perspective on best practices for ADA compliance and lessons learned from employers who get it wrong. A representative from the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: State Disability and Paid Leaves – What’s New for 2019

November 15, 2018If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Washington state, and Washington D.C. — you’re likely looking ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Working Caregivers: Multiple Jobs, Multiple Stressors, Multiple Leaves – Oh My!

November 13, 2018Caregiving impacts nearly 40 million families in the United States, with six out of ten working Americans caring for a family member age 50 and older. But it’s not just ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Financial Wellness & The Hidden Cost of Employee Financial Stress

November 8, 2018Employees often are financially stressed by so many obligations — be it student loan debt, day-to-day living expenses, saving for kids’ college education, unexpected medical bills, or even retirement — ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Absence Management Privacy – Beyond the Basics

November 6, 2018You have a basic understanding of your responsibilities when it comes to privacy and cybersecurity, but is that enough? This webinar was designed to give industry professionals the advanced tools ... Read More

Webinar Recording: South Region Compliance Update

October 31, 2018The frantic pace of changing regulations around absence and disability management are enough to send even the most seasoned professional’s head spinning. This presentation offered insight into the most pressing ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Role of Supervisors in Preventing & Managing Absence

October 25, 2018Workplace supervisors are a key element in disability prevention and return to work — yet their potential impact is often untapped. Studies show how employers can harness this potential, through simple training ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Northeast Region Compliance Update

October 24, 2018The frantic pace of changing regulations around absence and disability management are enough to send even the most seasoned professional’s head spinning. This presentation offered insight into the most pressing ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Midwest Region Compliance Update

October 17, 2018The frantic pace of changing regulations around absence and disability management are enough to send even the most seasoned professional’s head spinning. This presentation offered insight into the most pressing ... Read More

Webinar Recording: West Region Compliance Update

October 10, 2018The frantic pace of changing regulations around absence and disability management are enough to send even the most seasoned professional’s head spinning. This presentation offered insight into the most pressing ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Your Communication Plan – How to Make Your Message Heard

September 27, 2018Communication is critical, but does yours measure up? Benefits programs are becoming increasingly complex for professionals within the industry, and downright befuddling to employees trying to navigate their utilization. How ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Digital Solutions – A Window Into the Back Office of Absence

September 25, 2018How would you feel if 10,000 employees walked into your headquarters office and could see how their absences are being managed? Digital solutions deliver shorter turnaround times, increased awareness, and, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Leave Management Puzzle – Challenges & Solutions

September 20, 2018This webinar offered valuable insights on managing employee absences. Whether you are just getting started, looking for tips on improving your company’s leave management procedures, or trying to understand the current ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Building Blocks of Absence Management – Keys to Developing a Successful RTW Program

September 18, 2018At any one time, 4% to 10% of an employer’s workforce is not actively at work for various reasons, and employers are challenged with managing absences. A robust return-to-work (RTW) ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Top 5 Tips to Make Your FFD Reports Fit for Duty

September 13, 2018Used appropriately, fitness-for-duty (FFD) evaluations are an effective tool to understand functional abilities and limitations of an individual. However, understanding the benefits and pitfalls of the FFD process can better ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Changing Workforce and Benefit Design

September 6, 2018New technologies are poised to radically change work and the workforce, and it’s causing anxiety among employees, who are already leaning toward gigs and more flexible ways of working. No ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Exploring ADA Accommodations – Beyond the Basics

July 17, 2018While leave may be the most talked about accommodation under the ADA, there are a multitude of other types of accommodations with greater prevalence in the workplace. Adjusted work schedules ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Are You Fostering a Stay-at-Work Culture?

June 28, 2018We have all heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In absence management, we typically focus on activities after the fact, during the leave of ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Remote Workers and Open Workspace Design – The Impact on RTW

June 21, 2018When you think of remote work or open work spaces, you may think of all the positive impacts it can bring to talent retention and employee morale. Have you considered ... Read More

Webinar Recording: I Have to Manage How Many Different Leave Laws?

June 14, 2018The complexity of leave laws at federal, state, and municipal levels can be daunting. This webinar took a dive into the various leave laws and their interaction, while outlining the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: A Mindful Approach to Mental Health – Strategies for Increased Productivity and RTW

June 7, 2018Significant mental health illness (MHI) affects almost 20% of employees each year, costing employers over $80 billion annually, mostly for lost productivity and absenteeism. Anxiety, depression, and substance abuse disorders ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Seeing the Big Picture – Making Benchmarking Data Actionable

May 31, 2018HR, benefits, and disability professionals too often find themselves inundated with reports from their carriers or third-party administrators (TPAs). As stand-alone documents, this information highlights specific costs or incidence levels ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Paid Family Leave – New York & Beyond

May 24, 2018Paid leave programs are becoming more and more popular. New York’s Paid Family Leave law has re-energized this conversation, and more states may follow suit. You don’t have to wait for ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Don’t Hang Up! Strategies to Manage Absence in Call Centers

May 15, 2018Organizational call centers are an integral component of successful business operations. However, data shows that organizations with a customer service call center exhibit high rates of absence and lost time, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Best Practices in Creating a Successful Disability Experience

May 10, 2018Employers are the foundation in building a successful disability experience. However, when each situation is unique, how do you balance the necessity of consistent policies and procedures with the individual ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Complex Patchwork of Paid Sick Leave – A Growing Compliance Challenge

April 11, 2018In the past 15 months, five state laws requiring some form of paid leave have either become effective or enacted with more likely to follow. The overarching compliance challenges to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Mythbusters! Debunking Common IDAM Misconceptions

March 29, 2018This webinar took a closer look at the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), statutory disability, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); cutting through common misconceptions to provide a ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Baby Has Arrived — Now What? NY PFL 2.0

March 20, 2018With the addition of Paid Family Leave benefit under the NY DBL program on January 1, 2018, employers are scrambling to insure compliance and consistency. Understanding the implications and reporting ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Liability Alert! HR and Supervisor Ethical Missteps

March 8, 2018Disability and leave of absence laws impose requirements that ultimately, if properly implemented, should result in not only lawful, but fair and ethical treatment of employees. Unfortunately, good rules and ... Read More

Webinar Recording: A Return to Life — A Journey of Mental Health and Wellness

March 1, 2018The hallmark of a successful return-to-work program is often measured by ROI, improved productivity, employee engagement and morale, and the reduction of claims cost. During this session, we heard from ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Unpacking the Mental Health Needs of a Multi-Generational Workforce

February 15, 2018Are you using effective communication methods that resonate among the diverse generations represented in your workplace? With four generations active in today’s workforce, from Traditionalists to Millennials, mental health outcomes ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Results of the 7th Annual Leave Management Survey

February 8, 2018DMEC and Spring Consulting Group partnered together again this year to understand employer challenges in managing all types of leaves, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state family ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Privacy and Cybersecurity — The Basics

February 1, 2018Our society’s continuous technological advancements bring with it new risks and responsibilities for employers to manage. Do you know what information is covered under HIPAA, and how it’s enforced? What ... Read More

Webinar Recording: FMLA Communications — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 23, 2018Communication requirements under the FMLA can be complex and challenging. In this webinar, we provided FMLA guidance and best practices using the DOL Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical ... Read More