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Webinar Recording: Onboarding Your TPA – Creative Strategies to Avoid Common Implementation Pitfalls

October 12, 2021Onboarding a third-party administrator (TPA) to manage leaves for your organization is one of the most important projects an HR department can take on. Whether you are outsourcing, cosourcing for ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Compliance & Empathy – Creating a Balanced ADA Program for a Post-Pandemic Workplace

October 5, 2021We have all felt the extraordinary effects of the pandemic. These experiences have pushed employees to change their perceptions about what really matters. Employees are placing more value than ever ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Ready, Set, Go! The Evolution of PFML Preparedness

September 30, 2021Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) has become an increasingly prevalent benefit as additional jurisdictions pass legislation to support their employees. As more legislation is approved, the challenge of learning ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Workplace Resilience and Well-being – Unique Strategies for Life Beyond COVID-19

September 28, 2021Our workforce has experienced many physical, mental, and financial health challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. These stresses have exacerbated pre-existing conditions, introduced a myriad of new health ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Think Absence Management Is Slowing Down? Think Again! 5 Reasons Why It’s Not & What You Can Do to Prepare

September 23, 2021In the past five years, there has been a surge of new legislation regarding paid and unpaid leave, and the concept of the workplace and employee benefits expectations have rapidly ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Pandemic’s Impact on Collective Mental Health

September 21, 2021In 2020, employers saw a significant increase in demand for mental health services as workers faced unprecedented challenges. Employees have endured months and months of challenges and stressors, functioning in ... Read More

Webinar Recording: True FMLA Stories from Recent Court Opinions

September 14, 2021When dealing with leaves of absence, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) statute sets the framework, while the regulations provide more detail, and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) opinion ... Read More

Webinar Recording: 5 Things You Need to Know About Absence in a Post-COVID Workplace

September 9, 2021Like so many areas of our industry impacted by the pandemic, the handling of occupational injuries saw its own evolution over the past year and a half. Despite challenges brought ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Return to the Workplace and ADA Considerations

July 27, 2021Companies of all industries and sizes were impacted by the pandemic, most notably by the massive shift from in-office work environments to the new work-from-home model. As offices begin to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Helping Your Workforce Navigate the Medicare Maze

July 21, 2021Employer obligations have evolved over the years. From strengthening the physical and emotional well-being of their workforce to providing insight into tax questions, employers often find themselves lost in a ... Read More

Recording: DMEC Virtual Vendor Showcase (July 2021)

July 19, 2021Whether you insource, outsource, or anything in between, we know how daunting the absence management product and service selection process can be. As an employer, knowing which solutions are available ... Read More

Webinar Recording: CSR 101 – Unlocking Business Value Through Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

June 24, 2021Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can benefit organizations in many ways. Studies suggest approximately 85% of consumers have a more positive impression of a company that supports a cause they care ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Using Technology and Data to Drive Better Behavioral Health Outcomes

June 23, 2021The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the interconnectedness between physical, mental, and financial health. Imbalances in any one of these areas often create barriers for employees on leave to return to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Time Out – A Path to Improving Employee Well-Being

June 17, 2021The global workforce has been facing a mental health crisis. Physical, mental, social, and financial health have all seen a marked decline over the past year, and more and more ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Keeping the ADA Straight – State by State

May 18, 2021Staying on top of ADA trends can be a daunting task, especially with states enacting their own specific laws in addition to the federal requirements. With differing definitions of disability ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Future of the Workplace in the Post COVID-19 Era

May 11, 2021We have passed the one year anniversary since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has changed the workplace in so many ways. As the country moves toward the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: COVID-19’s Lasting Effects on Mental Health and Cognitive Abilities

May 6, 2021After a year of struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, most will agree that the unforeseen effects from the virus are still with us. Many people diagnosed with coronavirus have reported ... Read More

Webinar Recording: ADA Basics

April 29, 2021In this session, we tackled the nuts and bolts of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a deep dive into the foundational components of the law. This event featured ... Read More

Webinar Recording: FMLA Basics

April 21, 2021Although the FMLA was signed into law over 25 years ago, understanding its requirements can be overwhelming. This event featured a recording of our FMLA Basics webinar, which walked participants ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Leave Management Evolution – Employer Response to COVID-19’s Disruption

February 25, 2021The COVID-19 pandemic has been an exercise in agility, empathy, and innovation for employers across the globe. As we examine the changes of the past year — including economic uncertainty, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Practical Steps to Address the FMLA/PFL Knowledge Gap

February 24, 2021The absence management industry has come a long way, but employees are often challenged to understand the leave entitlement process and absence resources available to them. Through a multi-year survey, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: New Year, New Insights – Challenges and Best Practices

February 17, 2021The importance of leave was reinforced during 2020 with the unprecedented circumstances brought on by COVID-19. Human resource professionals nationwide were once again tasked with understanding and navigating multiple leave ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Results of the 10th Annual Leave Management Survey

February 11, 2021DMEC partnered with Spring Consulting for the 10th year in a row to conduct our Employer Leave Management Survey. We gathered information from employers around the nuances of leave management ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Your Questions Answered! A Follow Up to FMLA Certifications

February 4, 2021Certifications under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continue to challenge employers of all industries and sizes. Our 2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: FMLA Certifications – A Step-by-Step Guide took a ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Understanding Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave

January 14, 2021Employers have been scrambling to keep up as the maze of new and updated paid family and medical leave (PFML) laws continue to unfold. Contributions for Connecticut’s PFML statute started ... Read More

Webinar Recording: New Year, New Eligibility – CFRA’s New Look for 2021

December 10, 2020California wrapped up its 2020 legislative session with the Governor passing several bills that bring dramatic changes to employee leave requirements. The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) saw changes that ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Innovations in Clinical Claims Management

December 8, 2020Change has been the name of the game for absence and disability management! And the foundational claims management practices have not been immune to the numerous changes our industry has ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Caregiving’s Impact on Health, Family, and the Workplace

December 3, 2020Multiple studies have shown how serving as a caregiver for others, whether it be a child or an aging parent, can take a toll on the emotional, financial, and physical ... Read More

Webinar Recording: COVID-19’s Impact on Behavioral Health in the Workplace

December 1, 2020Enough is enough! The pandemic, unemployment, natural disasters, and racial injustice across the nation has challenged employees emotionally, physically and mentally. In addition, your workforce is struggling with restrictions, adapting ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Statutory Paid Leaves – What You Need to Know for 2021

November 19, 2020If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, or Washington state — ... Read More

Webinar Recording: FMLA Certifications – A Step-by-Step Guide

November 12, 2020The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around for 25 years, but employers still struggle with several administrative aspects of the law. Employers regularly report confusion around managing the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Ready or Not, Here It Comes! Massachusetts PFML

November 5, 2020As if navigating a global pandemic wasn’t already challenging enough, employers now have the added struggle of managing the proposed new laws coming to the state of Massachusetts. Ready or ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Caregiving Crisis – COVID-19’s Impact on Working Parents and Employer Support Programs

October 22, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has been fraught with challenges for everyone. Working parents may be feeling the brunt of these struggles as they attempt to balance their careers with the ever-changing ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Put Your Oxygen Mask On First – Helping Managers Address Behavioral Health

October 1, 2020Research shows that mental health and substance abuse issues are taking a toll on employees and workplaces across the country. COVID-19 has further exacerbated this already growing trend, and made ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The ADA Link

September 29, 2020How does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) interact and link with other regulations, policies, and programs in the workplace? In this webinar, we walked through ADA definitions and requirements, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Ability in Disability – A More Inclusive Workplace Strategy

September 24, 2020Over fifty percent of people in this country have a person in their life with a disability. Disability is a natural part of the “human condition,” yet represents the largest ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Healthcare Solutions for Employers’ High-Cost Populations

September 17, 2020Rising healthcare costs continue to plague both employers and employees alike. As employers work to maintain the budget while offering the benefits employees need to maintain health, employees struggle to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Great Return – Tips & Tricks to Develop Your RTW Plan

September 15, 2020As the work environment continues to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are struggling to develop safe return-to-work strategies, especially when the great return will likely be phased out across ... Read More

Webinar Recording: A Deep Dive Into Job Protection – What Does it Really Mean?

September 10, 2020Those working in leave of absence often use the term “job protection,” but what does it really mean? In some cases, the law spells it out. The Family and Medical ... Read More

Webinar Recording: FMLA Forms Revamped – The DOL Weighs in on Updates

July 30, 2020In this webinar, the Department of Labor (DOL) presented a head-to-toe overview of changes to its optional-use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. Attendees learned what has changed in ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Combating Unconscious Bias – Strategies for Developing Cultural Awareness

July 28, 2020No matter how good our intentions are to be free of prejudice, we all have implicit biases that can have a serious impact on our work. In this webinar, participants ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Beyond Leave – Creative Approaches to Support Employee Caregivers

July 16, 2020More than ever before, U.S. employees find themselves balancing both work and caregiving responsibilities. In fact, research published by Harvard Business Review in 2019 found that 75% of U.S. workers have caregiving ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Employer Obligations to Victims of Domestic Violence

June 25, 2020Employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, or have a family member in that situation, may be entitled to employment protections. These lesser-known protections could include the right to take a ... Read More

Webinar Recording: California Dreaming or Administrative Nightmare?

June 23, 2020As leave laws expand nationwide, one state still dominates as the most challenging and complex — some even say it is an administrative nightmare! The mere mention of California leave ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Test Your Knowledge – COVID-19 and the Impact on Employee Leave

May 28, 2020The ever-changing nature of COVID-19 has presented challenges that have been a shock to the functionality of the global workforce. Employers have been scrambling for weeks to understand how to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Honest Belief – Defending Your FMLA Decisions

May 21, 2020As an employer, suspected abuse of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can present many challenges. Leave abuse can increase an employer’s costs and deplete resources, while also greatly ... Read More

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 and Beyond – Best Practices for Coordinating the FMLA and the ADA

May 7, 2020Managing absence and disability is more challenging than ever in the midst of a global pandemic. The rules of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with ... Read More

Webinar Recording: FMLA Certifications – Authentications, Recertifications, Second Opinions & More!

April 30, 2020Medical certifications provide a roadmap for managing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) use. They are also an essential tool for limiting FMLA fraud and abuse. In this webinar, we ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Do’s and Don’ts of Defensible Documentation

April 21, 2020Defensible documentation requires a great deal of intricacy, especially when it comes to ADA or FMLA compliance, but how do you know if you’re capturing enough detail? When is too much documentation ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Evolution of the FMLA

April 14, 2020The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has continuously evolved since its inception in 1993, but how did we get here, and where are we going in 2020 and beyond? ... Read More

Webinar Recording: ADA – To Outsource or To Not? That is the Question!

April 9, 2020Many companies are managing ADA in-house, and may have questions about how program components or responsibilities can be outsourced. Today, employers have a range of outsourcing options that will keep ... Read More

Webinar Recording: What Would the Experts Do? Test Your FMLA Knowledge

February 20, 2020Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) remains a top challenge for employers. It gets even murkier when you tie in emerging state leave laws, intermittent leave management, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Handle with Care – Managing Absence in an Era of Leave Entitlement

February 11, 2020Ideally, employers and employees have a flexible relationship, one that ebbs and flows throughout the ups and downs of the realities of life. A typical employee experiences a host of ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Results of the 9th Annual Leave Management Survey

February 6, 2020As leave management grows in complexity, so do the questions plaguing absence and disability professionals. If you’ve ever wondered about the leave benefits offered by others in your industry, or ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Top 10 FMLA Challenges

January 21, 2020While many employers have developed strong skills and experience navigating the administration of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), questions remain. All too often, these specific questions are left unanswered ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Practical Guidance to Improve Your Bottom Line Through IMEs

January 16, 2020Rising healthcare costs continue to put a pinch on employer budgets. According to Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2019 Employer Benefits Survey, employer sponsored health coverage rose 5% in 2019 alone. Many ... Read More