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

The 3 Biggest Lessons For Employers From The 2018 DMEC Annual Conference

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Aug 31, 2018 11:01:05 AM

Our parent company, Presagia, recently returned from the 2018 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual Conference, which featured rich, enlightening, and inspiring discussions on numerous topics pertaining to the absence and disability management industry! The sessions at this year’s conference were packed with tips and strategies to help employers - from leveraging the unique talents of a diverse workforce, to proactively supporting employees who may be in distress. We’d like to share the three biggest lessons from this year's conference to help you best manage today's workforce!

Topics: DMEC, blog, HR Tips

4 Ways To Streamline Leave Management With Technology

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Jul 17, 2018 8:39:51 AM

Topics: Blog, Leave Management, Compliance, HIPAA, HR Tips

What You Should Know About The DOL’s Expired FMLA Forms

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Jun 7, 2018 10:11:59 AM

The model FMLA forms provided by the Department of Labor (DOL) expired on May 31, 2018, but there’s no need to worry! We’re here to help with the next steps for employers!

Topics: Blog, FMLA, Compliance, FMLA Forms

Addressing Mental Health In The Workplace

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on May 30, 2018 9:32:36 AM

Mental health in the workplace is sometimes overlooked, though it affects how employees approach their day-to-day tasks. Many factors, including workload, relationships, or home life could influence an employee’s mental health, in turn influencing how they feel about work! Supporting mental health in the workplace isn’t always clear cut… that’s what we’re here for! Since May is Mental Health Month, we’d like to provide you with some guidance on why supporting mental health is crucial to improving wellness in the workplace!

Topics: Leave Management, HR Tips, Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on May 10, 2018 3:38:50 PM

New Jersey has become state number 10 to require employers to provide paid sick leave (PSL) to their employees! To date, 13 New Jersey municipalities have passed their own PSL legislation, leading to a complex leave administration process for New Jersey employers. Employers can expect to wave goodbye to the leave administration burden, as the new act will preempt all of these pieces of municipal legislation! The New Jersey paid sick leave bill, A1827, was signed by Governor Phil Murphy on May 2, 2018, as expected by many. During his campaign to take office, Murphy stated that he will, “enact paid sick leave for all workers statewide.” The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act will take effect 180 days from the date Governor Murphy signed it, so now's the time to start getting prepared!

Topics: Leave Management, Paid Sick Leave, Compliance

What You Need To Know About FMLA Confidentiality

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Apr 13, 2018 9:17:12 AM

Access to employees’ sensitive personal medical information is a reality for employers covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This is due to the fact that it's a best practice for leave administrators to request medical certification in order to process a leave case.

Topics: Compliance, FMLA Forms, 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

Is Implementing Paid Parental Leave Right For Your Organization?

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Mar 15, 2018 1:37:05 PM

Many new parents are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) following the birth, adoption or fostering of a child. Despite granting job protection to new parents, FMLA leave doesn’t mandate wage replacement. This may be problematic for parents who are juggling the extra costs that come with having a new addition in the family. Only 12% of private sector U.S. employees have access to paid family leave benefits, as employers are not required to provide paid time off for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child, unless they are located within states or municipalities which mandate it.

Topics: Parental Leave, Paid Parental Leave

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