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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

Webinar Recording: Statutory Disability and Paid Leaves — What You Need to Know for 2018

November 16, 2017If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island — you may be looking for tools and ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Paid Family and Medical Leave for the 21st Century Workforce

November 9, 2017As the U.S. debate over paid family and medical leave accelerates, Panorama, the action tank behind The Paid Leave Project, offers a different conversation. There is a strong business case ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Employer On-Site Clinics — Centers of Excellence Drive Improved Well-Being and Productivity

November 7, 2017Employers must continue to look for creative opportunities to increase employee retention and engagement, improve overall health and well-being, and increase productivity, especially as the Millennial population becomes the largest ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Social Security — Are Your Employees Still Waiting?

November 2, 2017Less than half of the Social Security claims submitted in 2017 will be approved, and that number keeps decreasing year over year. With over one million claims awaiting an Administrative ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Truth About ADAAA

October 19, 2017The expansion of the ADA in 2008 with the passage of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) dramatically changed the absence management landscape by requiring employers to consider leave as a reasonable ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Changing Nature of Return to Work

October 12, 2017Employment conditions are becoming more unpredictable. Jobs are changing or vanishing due to automation, artificial intelligence, and ‘Uber’-ization. The labor market is an aging, less healthy workforce dealing with many ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Return to Work and the ADA Process

October 5, 2017When it comes to return to work (RTW), programs can’t be considered only from a unilateral perspective. For a complete and compliant approach, RTW programs must encompass the interactive process, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Riding the Demographic Wave — Preparing for Gen Z

September 28, 2017For the first time in our workplace history, between four and five generations are actively participating in the labor force. Millennials now comprise the largest portion of the U.S. labor ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The 3 C’s of Leave Management: Part II: Your Questions Answered

September 21, 2017By popular demand, Guardian hosted a follow-up discussion to the March 2017 presentation The 3 C’s of Leave Management: Consistency, Communication and Compliance. In part 2, the panel, representing different functional ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Evolving Leave Laws

September 14, 2017With the ever-changing leave landscape, it can be difficult for employers to balance the need for productivity and employee retention with evolving legislation. Employers can find ways of integrating leave ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Understanding Leave as an ADA Accommodation

September 12, 2017The most common accommodation request under the ADA is leave. Unfortunately, not all employers are capturing these requests, and when they do, they struggle to determine what is reasonable. This ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Multigenerational Movement Toward Paid Family Leave

July 18, 2017The changing benefits landscape of paid parental and family leaves is one of the biggest challenges employers face. More and more companies are adding policies that allow an employee a ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Get Ready: Paid Family Leaves are Coming

June 22, 2017Paid family care and paid parental leave legislation at both the state and municipal levels continue to be proposed and passed throughout the country. In addition to the mandated requirements ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Roadmap for Creating Integrated Absence Management Programs

June 15, 2017When an employee is out of work due to a disability or a leave-related absence event, there are a number of considerations that should be taken. This webinar provided an understanding ... Read More

Webinar Recording: DMEC Annual Conference Preview

May 25, 2017This webinar offered an inside look at the 2017 DMEC Annual Conference. Participants heard from four DMEC 2017 presenters about the topics to be covered at the conference and shared real-world, practical ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Employee Productivity — Presenteeism and Absenteeism

May 18, 2017Employee productivity is impacted by employee absences from the workplace (absenteeism) as well as employees coming to work who are not operating at 100% (presenteeism). What drives this and how ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Moving Forward — How to Maintain Absence Management Momentum

May 11, 2017Ever wonder what your peers are doing to more effectively manage employee absences? This session offered insight and practical advice on ways to maintain momentum with absence management strategies, and provided trends ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Return to Work and Beyond

May 9, 2017Returning an employee to work after a disabling event can be challenging, especially when a musculoskeletal disorder is involved. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders creates a challenge for employers across ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Medical Certification and Recertification for FMLA & State Leaves

April 6, 2017What is an employer’s option when they doubt the validity of a leave request? When is it appropriate to trigger recertification or a 2nd opinion? This session explored answers to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The 3 C’s of Leave Management: Consistency, Communication, Compliance

March 23, 2017Whether you are just getting started or have an established program, consistent policies that are clearly communicated help to drive compliance. This webinar discussed leave administration, written policies, and communications that ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Understanding Behavioral Health Disability & RTW

March 14, 2017Behavioral health conditions can be a significant contributing factor to disability, absenteeism, and loss of productivity in your workforce. Approximately 18%, or 1 in 5 American adults, experience mental illness ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Behavioral Health in the Workplace

February 23, 2017At the 2016 DMEC Annual Conference in New Orleans, absence and productivity issues related to behavioral health were an area of focus, both with a preconference workshop and as a ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Results of the 6th Annual Leave Management Survey

February 9, 2017DMEC and Spring Consulting Group partnered to understand employer challenges in managing all types of leaves, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state family and medical leaves, military ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The DOL’s Perspective on the Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

January 24, 2017Since its enactment in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has served as the cornerstone of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) efforts to promote work-life balance. Strengthening compliance ... Read More