Lauren Osselton

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Infographic: The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Oct 30, 2018 11:28:01 AM

Whether you're a pro at managing the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or still trying to gather information about it, we have a great new resource for you from our parent company, Presagia! Presagia recently created a new FMLA infographic to bring you up to date statistics and information on the leave Act. 

Topics: FMLA, Infographic

Assessing Mental Health Risk In Your Organization

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Sep 24, 2018 11:50:48 AM

This year, our parent company, Presagia, has been honored to contribute a column in each issue of the Disability Management Employer Coalition's (DMEC) publication, @Work Magazine. The column, 'The Pillars of Leave Management,' has explored several core elements of a strong leave management strategy, which we're sharing in this blog series!

If you haven't already, we recommend that before reading this blog, you check out the first two pillars that we have already published: 

Pillar 1: Extracting Data To Support Your Leave Management Efforts 

Pillar 2: The Intersection of the FMLA and the ADA

In this third column, we talk about what you need to do to assess your organization's exposure to mental health risk, and what steps you should be doing to ensure your workplace is conducive to those struggling with mental illness. 

Topics: integrated absence and disability management, Absence Management, Organization, HR Tips

The Intersection of the FMLA and the ADA

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Sep 18, 2018 9:06:08 AM

This year, our parent company, Presagia, has been honored to contribute a column in each issue of the Disability Management Employer Coalition's (DMEC) publication, @Work Magazine. The column, 'The Pillars of Leave Management,' has explored several core elements of a strong leave management strategy, which we're sharing in this blog series! If you haven't already, check out the first post in the series, regarding data that exists throughout your organization that can support your leave management efforts. 

In this second column, we look at the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/ADAAA), and what this means for you as a leave manager. 

Topics: integrated absence and disability management, Absence Management, Organization, HR Tips

Extracting Data To Support Leave Management

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Sep 11, 2018 2:46:15 PM

This year, our parent company, Presagia, has contributed a column in each issue of the Disability Management Employer Coalition's (DMEC) publication, @Work Magazine. If you haven't had a chance to check out this excellent resource yet, we highly recommend that you do! DMEC continuously provides best practice resources for the complex absence and disability management industries, and @Work is one of these excellent resources that we always stay on top of! 

In celebration of Presagia's 2018 column, 'The Pillars of Leave Management,' we've created a blog series that will showcase each of our columns in turn! To kick things off, here's January's column.

Topics: integrated absence and disability management, Absence Management, Organization, HR Tips

How To Communicate With An Employee On FMLA

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Mar 20, 2018 11:35:57 AM

A common problem that leave and FMLA managers face is knowing when it's okay to communicate with an employee on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). When an employee is out on leave, it’s quite likely that questions will arise: where is that file they were working on? Who is the appropriate contact for the XYZ contract? Though it may be tempting to send an email or text to communicate with an employee on FMLA, think twice before you act!

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, Compliance, Absence Management, HR Tips

How To: Help Employees Avoid Holiday Stress

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Dec 13, 2017 1:32:27 PM

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and holiday carols are streaming across the radio... no doubt about it, the holiday season is officially here! 

Topics: Holiday Stress, Employee Retention, HR Tips

What's On The Horizon: New York Paid Family Leave (NY PFL)

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Dec 5, 2017 11:41:32 AM

New York families have a new policy to look forward to, as New York Paid Family Leave (NY PFL)’s effective date of January 1, 2018 rapidly approaches! That’s why we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about this new legislation, to bring you up to speed with everything it has to offer, as well as your requirements as an employer!

Topics: Leave Management, Paid Family Leave

How To Combat FMLA Abuse

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Nov 14, 2017 11:59:10 AM

With the holiday season coming up, employers are faced with one of the biggest conundrums of managing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): employees abusing it for extra time off.

What Makes An Effective Leave of Absence Manager?

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Oct 26, 2017 10:55:04 AM

You may be a specialized Leave of Absence (LOA) Manager, an HR Generalist managing leave amongst other HR functions, or a small business owner wearing many hats. No matter your role, you know that there are certain obligations you have as an employer for effectively managing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state leave laws.

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, Absence Management, Time Management

Preparing Your Organization For A Natural Disaster

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Oct 17, 2017 9:53:38 AM

2017 has brought with it a surge of dangerous and destructive natural disasters, including hurricane titans Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as fierce wildfires on the west coast.

Topics: Leave Management, Disaster Management

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