Unum’s experts in leave policies and return-to-work will close out the DMEC 2013 virtual education series with forums on returning to work during and after cancer treatment, regulatory updates on the American with Disabilities Act and family and medical leave laws.
On Sept. 10, Angela Ripper, AVP and senior counsel at Unum, will provide an update on 2013 changes to the FMLA regulations. Joining Ripper in the presentation will be a senior FMLA official from the Department of Labor.
On Oct. 15, Kristin Tugman, AVP of Health and Productivity at Unum, will discuss how the increased rate of cancer survivors in the workplace presents both challenges and opportunities for employers. The session, Moving Beyond – Cancer Survivors at Work, with Breast Cancer as a Leading Cause, will cover factors that influence a successful resumption of work following cancer treatment. Tori Weeks, associate director of Benefits at Ohio State University, will join Tugman to discuss practical solutions to the challenges impacting the workplace.
On Nov. 19, Betsy Stivers, senior counsel at Unum, will discuss the new regulations in the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2011, with a focus on what the courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are addressing as compliance issues. The session, ADAAA, Return to Work & Leave Policies: Approaches to Stay Compliant, will focus on ADAAA settlements, litigation and court decisions.
Participants in the DMEC-Unum programs receive one CE credit for certain disability management professional designations. There is no charge to DMEC members. If you are not a DMEC member, contact your Unum National Client Group representative for information about accessing the session at no charge.
For more information and to register for a session, please visit the DMEC website.