Takeaways For Leave Case Managers From The Jackson Lewis Webinar

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Nov 30, 2020 12:15:17 PM

A few weeks ago, we attended a webinar, Annual Disability & Leave Management Symposium: COVID-19 Style, hosted by Patricia Anderson Pryor and Katharine C. Weber from Jackson Lewis. This webinar was educational, entertaining and explained some unanswered questions that have been boggling our minds, such as, "is COVID-19 a disability?"

We learned a lot during this webinar, from what’s considered a disability, to the importance of providing accommodations to employees in the midst of COVID-19. That’s why we’re sharing our top takeaways that leave managers should know. 

Topics: ADA, Leave Management, Accommodation, COVID19, Return to Work

Learn How LHC Leverages Their Leave Data: New Presagia Success Story

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Nov 17, 2020 12:02:33 PM

LHC Group is the leading provider of in-home health services in the United States, operating in 36 states across the nation. They have 780 locations and provide services for 350 leading hospitals, along with home and community-based services, hospice, and facility-based care. 

Before, LHC was a using a leave system that wasn't cutting it. Their issue was the inability to mark an FMLA case as worker's compensation-related. They could only note if a leave was FMLA, limiting their recordkeeping and reporting capabilities. Given that they also experience such a high volume of leaves (which is no surprise in the healthcare industry), they needed a system that could handle it all while amending their tracking issues. 

That's why a little over a year ago, LHC made the switch to our parent company- Presagia (Leave) and they've been thrilled with their decision ever since!

Topics: Compliance, Absence Management, Productivity, case study, LHC

How To Boost Organizational Culture Amidst COVID-19

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Oct 30, 2020 4:19:02 PM

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we work this year. From offices closing at the start of the pandemic, to more recently, workplaces reopening with help from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) guidance on return-to-work, we’ve seen it all! During this uncertainty, employers have had to start planning way ahead to bring employees back to work, implement safe return-to-work processes, and much more. While these types of considerations have been top priority, we also want to highlight the importance of improving organizational culture during this hectic time.

Topics: blog, Organization, HR Tips, Wellness, COVID19

Using Technology To Improve Absence Reporting

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Oct 14, 2020 11:12:44 AM

Our parent company, Presagia, is contributing a column to each issue of this year's @Work Magazine, a publication by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). If you haven't had a chance to check out this excellent resource, we highly recommend that you do! DMEC provides best practice resources for our complex industry and @Work is one of their resources that we always stay on top of! 

This year's column, Absence & Accommodation Technology, focuses on walking employers through the many considerations they should have as they research leave and accommodation technology, dive into the review process, implement their solution, and maintain a healthy relationship with their vendor post go-live. We’ll also be giving an insider’s look at the many pitfalls employers make when assessing and managing technology, with an eye to helping them avoid these common missteps.

As we did with last year's Technology and Absence Management series, we've created this blog series to share each 2020 column with you! In this post, we're sharing the July column, which overviews commonly used absence reports, as well as some specific reporting features to look out for in absence technology.

Topics: Leave Management, Absence Management, Technology

New FFCRA Return-To-Work Guidance Provided By The DOL

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Sep 29, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As of lately, more and more workplaces are reopening. Reopening amidst a pandemic can cause not only distress but also uncertainty around entitlement, furlough and more. Fortunately, guidance on return-to-work has been issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for employers and employees concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Topics: EEOC, Leave Management, DOL, Return to Work, FFCRA

How To Create A More Holistic Absence Management Program

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Sep 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As you may know, a wealth of absence management technology is available to help employers transform how they manage employees’ leaves and accommodations. This is a topic we’re very familiar with here at Leave Genius. In fact, our parent company, Presagia, is a regular contributor to the Disability Management Employer Coalition’s (DMEC) @Work Magazine on this topic. DMEC is the most focused industry group for the world of absence management, producing conferences, education, content, and more on best-practices to further how we manage employees’ leaves of absence and accommodations. 

Presagia's 2019 @Work column, Technology & Absence Management, delved into the technology that can support a stronger, more holistic leave management and accommodation strategy. We’re excited to announce that these columns have been refreshed and revamped in Presagia's new whitepaper, Technology & Absence Management: Using Leave & Accommodation Software To Support Your Absence Program.

Topics: integrated absence and disability management, Leave Management, Absence Management, Whitepaper

Accommodation Technology: What To Look For

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Aug 25, 2020 12:16:07 PM

Our parent company, Presagia, is contributing a column to each issue of this year's @Work Magazine, a publication by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). If you haven't had a chance to check out this excellent resource, we highly recommend that you do! DMEC provides best practice resources for our complex industry and @Work is one of many excellent resources that we always stay on top of! 

This year's column, Absence & Accommodation Technology, focuses on walking employers through the many considerations they should have as they start to look for leave and accommodation technology, dive into the review process, implement their solution, and maintain a healthy relationship with their vendor post go-live. We’ll also be giving an insider’s look at the many pitfalls employers make when assessing and managing technology, with an eye to helping them avoid these common missteps.

As we did with last year's Technology and Absence Management series, we've created this blog series to share each 2020 column with you! In this post, we're sharing the May column, which reviews the functionality to prioritize while looking for an accommodation management system!

Topics: Leave Management, Absence Management, Technology

COVID-19 Leave Legislation: What You Need To Know | Part 3

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Aug 6, 2020 2:51:09 PM

We've seen a lot of change this year, notably when it came to leave legislation at the federal, state and local levels with regards to COVID-19. For many, especially leave case managers who are handling an overwhelming number of medical and quarantine leave cases, it's been difficult having to stay on top of these changes. 

Topics: Leave Management, Paid Sick Leave, Compliance, Paid Family Leave, Legislation

COVID-19 Leave Legislation: What You Need To Know | Part 2

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Jul 22, 2020 1:45:00 PM

So far this year we've seen a lot of change, especially when it came to leave legislation at the federal, state and local levels in response to COVID-19. 

Likewise, leave case managers have had their hands full dealing with an ever-increasing amount of employees taking leave because of medical reasons, or to care for a family member who is in quarantine or ill. On top of this, they have to constantly stay up-to-date with new and updated leave laws!

Topics: Leave Management, Compliance, Paid Family Leave, COVID19, Legislation

Return to Work and Leave Lessons During COVID-19 | Part 2

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Jul 7, 2020 1:09:42 PM

The first part of this series covered the importance of planning ahead (i.e. reviewing and updating old policies), the types of records you should be keeping in the midst of bringing back employees during a pandemic, and guidance on returning employees who were ill because of COVID-19. 

In the second part, we'll be diving into the value of keeping open communication with your employees during a pandemic, the option of a phased approach to slowly bring back employees into the workplace and providing accommodations to employees who've had COVID-19. 

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, COVID19, Interactive process, Return to Work

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