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

Return to Work and Leave Lessons During COVID-19 | Part 1

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Jun 30, 2020 5:10:53 PM

As you know, employers and employees are currently navigating the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 in their work environment. This pandemic has brought major changes to the workplace, including working remotely, leave case managers processing more leaves due to employees caring for family member or having to self-isolate, and new leave laws being implemented like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). 

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, Absence Management, COVID19, Return to Work

Picking the Must Have Features in Your New Absence Management Technology

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Jun 17, 2020 11:00:00 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 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 March column, which discusses the features you should be prioritizing during your search for new absence management technology!

Topics: Leave Management, Absence Management, Technology

Managing Leave During COVID-19 | Part 2

Posted by Rebecca Scott on May 6, 2020 2:17:26 PM

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. 

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, Paid Sick Leave, Compliance, Paid Family Leave, DOL, COVID19

Managing Leave During COVID-19 | Part 1

Posted by Rebecca Scott on Apr 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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. 

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, Paid Sick Leave, Compliance, Paid Family Leave, DOL, COVID19

Laying The Groundwork For Absence Technology

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Apr 7, 2020 10:00:00 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 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! To kick things off, here is January's column which discusses how to lay the groundwork for new absence management technology, before even beginning the search.

Topics: Leave Management, Absence Management, Technology

Impact Health Risk With Absence Data

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Jan 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Our parent company, Presagia, contributed a column to each 2019 issue of @Work Magazine, a publication by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). If you haven't had a chance to check out this excellent group, we highly recommend that you do! DMEC provides best practices for our complex industry and @Work is one of many excellent resources that we always stay on top of! 

Our 2019 column, Technology and Absence Management, focuses on the technology that can help support a strong leave and accommodation management strategy. In celebration, we've created a blog series that will showcase each of the columns!

The following is the November column, which explores how the health information gathered through your absence program can help you gain a better understanding of the risks affecting your employees.

Topics: Leave Management, Absence Management, Wellness

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

Integrated Absence Management Begins With Data

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Aug 27, 2019 9:12:59 AM

Our parent company, Presagia, is once again contributing a column to each 2019 issue of @Work Magazine, a publication by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). If you haven't had a chance to check out this excellent group, we highly recommend that you do! DMEC provides best practices for our complex industry and @Work is one of many excellent resources that we always stay on top of! 

This year's column, Technology and Absence Management, focuses on the technology that can help support a strong leave and accommodation management strategy. In celebration, we've created a blog series that will showcase each of the columns!

The following is the July column, which explores the benefits of integrated absence management and the types of data and systems employers can integrate to gain a holistic picture of their employees.

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

Technology & Mental Health In The Workplace

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Jul 23, 2019 9:14:34 AM

Our parent company, Presagia, is once again contributing a column to each 2019 issue of @Work Magazine, a publication by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). If you haven't had a chance to check out this excellent group, we highly recommend that you do! DMEC provides best practices for our complex industry and @Work is one of many excellent resources that we always stay on top of! 

This year's column, Technology and Absence Management, focuses on the technology that can help support a strong leave and accommodation management strategy. In celebration, we've created a blog series that will showcase each of the columns!

Here is the May column, which is all about how technology can help support mental health in the workplace! 

Topics: Leave Management, Absence Management, HR Tips

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