2023 DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey White Paper

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DMEC and Spring Consulting Group, an Alera Group Company, have partnered for the 12th year to carry out their annual survey about employer leave management practices. This national survey examines how employers manage both regulatory and nonregulatory leaves, and provides insights into employer preferences and strategies for administering leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other state or local laws, and company-specific policies.

Released during the 2023 DMEC Annual Conference, the survey remained open until Oct. 24, 2023. Featuring more than 50 questions in a format consistent with previous years, the survey garnered responses from 721 employers representing a wide range of organizational sizes, U.S. states, and industries.

This year’s report identifies trends and employer perspectives on regulatory leaves (such as FMLA and ADA), nonregulatory leaves (including vacation and personal leave), and paid leave program approaches. It discusses the practical applications of insourced versus outsourced programs, systems for managing leaves, return-to-work (RTW) protocols, accommodations, and day-to-day leave management processes. Additionally, it provides benchmarks for employers to compare their programs with those of similar organizations and highlights significant size and industry variations.

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