The COVID-19 pandemic has been an exercise in agility, empathy, and innovation for employers across the globe. As we examine the changes of the past year — including economic uncertainty, emergency legislation, business closures — and consider what is yet to come — it’s undeniable that the leave management industry as a whole has experienced tremendous upheaval. This landscape will continue to evolve as businesses inevitably change their absence and disability management policies.
Employers are left wondering how the absence space will look as the dust starts to settle on this disruption. The pandemic has caused many organizations to reconsider their methods of operation to meet the changing needs of both employees and businesses alike. Join us as industry experts explore how company-sponsored paid leave programs, statutory leave compliance, and accommodations look as we better prepare for life during and beyond the coronavirus. We will discuss results from the 2021 DMEC COVID-Related Leave and Accommodation Considerations Survey and provide practical takeaways for employers to keep pace moving forward.