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).
In the first part of this blog series, we examined the importance of cloud-based leave management technology, how our parent company, Presagia, is managing the new leave legislation that has been enacted in response to COVID-19, and provided other useful resources for employers during this pandemic.
In the second part, we're taking a look at how you can build a solid foundation for your leave management technology, the importance of being consistent and having good communication, and form requirements for employers during COVID-19.
The global health pandemic caused by COVID-19 has affected everyone's lives and professional workplaces. This time has brought about much chaos and extra work, especially for employers and leave case managers who are trying to manage leaves and stay on top of their workload.
Leave case managers and employers are constantly being bombarded with new information. This includes new leave laws, updates to existing leave laws and much more! Along with these changes and updates made in 2019, we also saw opinion letters produced by the US Department of Labor (DOL).
The Wage and Hour Division of the DOL often generates model forms and opinion letters for case managers and employers on topics such as the FMLA. To help you stay compliant, we've written a brief summary of the three DOL opinion letters from 2019:
Leave case managers and employers have a lot on their plate, from managing the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to maintaining compliance. Luckily, a great resource for information on the FMLA, along with other labor legislation including the Fair Labor Standards (FLS) is the US Department of Labor (DOL)! The DOL's Wage and Hour Division often produces model forms and opinion letters for employers, case managers and even employees on those topics, to help with their compliance and understanding.
Speaking of opinion letters, the DOL has issued three this year alone with regards to the FMLA. To help you grasp the 2019 DOL opinion letters and remain compliant, we summarized them in a digestible format!
Our parent company, Presagia, recently attended the 2019 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual Conference, where they gained a lot of insight on various topics related to absence and disability management! These topics ranged from the importance of employee well-being to what employers can expect from an audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and so much more. To keep things concise, we chose the top three topics we found most interesting to share with you!