2020 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey Executive Summary

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The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and Spring Consulting Group (Spring) have partnered for the tenth year to conduct annual research on employer leave management. Our national survey tracks employer methods for administering both regulatory and non-regulatory leaves. It also offers a detailed view of employer preferences and strategies for managing and overcoming the many challenges of administering leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and overall leave management.

This year’s report highlights trends and employer perspectives on regulatory leaves (e.g., FMLA, ADA), non-regulatory leaves (e.g., vacation, personal leave), and state paid leave programs. It also reviews practical application of return to work, accommodations, administrative processes, systems used to manage leave, staffing for insourced and outsourced programs, and underlying plans in place.

DMEC members receive free access to the 2020 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey White Paper which provides full survey results. Not a DMEC member? Join today to get your copy as well as access to a variety of benefits.