Your Guide To Understanding The 2019 DOL Opinion Letters

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Sep 24, 2019 2:48:02 PM

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! 

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, DOL, collective bargaining agreement, individualized education program

Three Important Topics For Employers From The 2019 DMEC Annual Conference

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Sep 17, 2019 11:02:00 AM

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! 

Topics: DMEC, FMLA, Compliance, Employee Retention, Wellness, DOL

Insights on Outsourced vs. In-House Leave Management

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Jul 12, 2019 10:40:23 AM

As you may know, employers and leave case managers have a lot to handle when it comes to managing leave. This includes staying up to date on leave laws, tracking employees who request and take leaves, knowing when an employee is entitled to leave, and much more! 

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, Compliance, Outsource, Insource

Three Important Lessons For Employers From The 2019 DMEC Compliance Conference

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Jun 5, 2019 11:06:15 AM

Our parent company, Presagia, recently returned from the 2019 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Compliance Conference, which featured informative, inspiring and insightful content focused on absence and disability management. The sessions from this year's conference were filled with tips and strategies on everything from the importance of using the ADA interactive process to provide accommodations to upcoming leave laws. In this latest post we share three important lessons from this year's conference to help you maintain a compliant workplace! 

Topics: DMEC, FMLA, Compliance, Accommodation

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

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

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

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

Top 4 Fall Organization Tips

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Sep 13, 2017 10:42:45 AM

... To Manage the FMLA Like a Boss 

Ah, autumn. Kids are back at school, pumpkin-spiced lattes are brewing, and leaves will soon begin to fall… onto your workload!

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, Organization

3 Influential FMLA Rulings That Changed Leave Management

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Aug 29, 2017 10:59:20 AM

Since it was introduced in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been ever-evolving in its application. Its evolution is usually rooted in court cases that erupt between employees and their employers when one of them neglected to adhere to the rules of the FMLA, or there is the perception that this happened.

Topics: FMLA, FMLA lawsuit, Compliance

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