2019 Midyear Update on U.S. Family Leave Law



Presenter: Ellen McCann, Unum

Original Program Date: June 2019 (available for on-demand viewing through September 2019)

Program length: 60 minutes

Right now, there are more than 200 active state unpaid leave laws across the country that employers must comply with in addition to federal FMLA requirements. And in January of this year alone, 19 different states introduced at least one type of paid leave law. So, as the trend toward more generous leave benefits for U.S. employees gains momentum, employers are increasingly at risk for noncompliance. In this webcast, Ellen McCann, assistant vice president and special counsel for Unum’s employment law group, provides a midyear update on evolving U.S. leave laws and perspective on how HR professionals and their companies can stay ahead of the pace of change.

Learn about our speaker About the Presenter: Ellen McCann is an assistant vice president and special counsel in Unum’s employment law group. She has worked for Unum for 21 years. She advises human resources on all employment-related legal issues, with particular emphasis on FMLA, ADA, leaves of absence, wage/hour compliance, military leaves, restrictive covenants and employee relations issues. McCann also provides daily legal support to Unum’s Leave Management Center, which provides leave administration services to its customers. Presently, Unum’s leave administration product includes administration of over 230 state leave laws in addition to FMLA, and covers over 1.8 million lives. McCann also provides legal support for Unum’s ADA offering.

Recertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by Unum



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