Webinar Recording: Parental Leave – Compliance, Parity, and Beyond

Jai HookerResources, VEF Archives

More and more companies are finding paid parental leave policies to be a crucial element in a robust total rewards program. Once a rare perk, they are becoming table stakes for many employees and can help organizations attract and retain top talent.

This session reviewed a paid parental leave policy that is not only compliant with guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and nondiscriminatory, but that tackles the thorny integration issues with short-term disability policies, statutory paid family and medical leave programs, and unpaid leave laws like the Family and Medical Leave Act. The complex issues of understanding how policies impact trans employees, employees in same sex marriages, and those who are or who use surrogates were also addressed.


  • Ellen McCann, Assistant Vice President, Unum Solutions, Unum
  • Angel Bennett, Assistant Vice President, Paid Leave and ADA, Unum


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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