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Webinars and events

Upcoming event: COVID-19, Paid Leave and the ADA: Ask the Legal Experts

December 2, 2020
Join us for this exclusive livestream event moderated by HR Executive’s Kathryn Mayer to gain expert insights. Don’t miss this discussion about the present and future landscape of paid leave, ADA compliance during the ongoing pandemic and return-to-work best practices. 

Upcoming Webinar: Building a leave strategy for the future

Thursday, December 10, 2020 
Don’t miss this upcoming HRE webinar with insights from employee leave experts Marci Cyr and Susan Stowell of Unum and Matthew Howes from Aon on December 10. Once a simple matter of tracking vacation days and sick leave, leave and absence management is a growing concern for employers and their HR departments. Learn how you can create a leave and absence strategy for the future. Reserve your spot today. 

Latest podcasts

Ep. 22: Fundamentals of a leave and absence strategy

Yesterday’s leave and absence management programs aren’t working for today’s workforce – or the workforce of the future.

Ep. 21: Paid leave during a pandemic: The state response

HR compliance is more complex than ever, particularly with leave and absence management.

Ep. 20: How employers can support employee mental health this fall

A new survey shows that with the ongoing pandemic and complexities caused by school closures this fall, employers are expecting a rise in mental health challenges for their employees.

Guides and reports

Unum Leave and Claim Trends Report

This monthly report, first released in May 2020, shows volumes and the proportion of COVID-19-related claims, helping employers, consultants and brokers understand trends and benchmarks.

Integrated benefits: A game changer for Workday® users

Companies that integrate benefits management into Workday can experience a dramatic increase in HR productivity. 

Guide: The FMLA Handbook

Download our popular overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act with guidance for employers and their HR professionals.