January 2016 Wisdom Workplace Webinar

The Family and Medical Leave Act: Legal Considerations for Employers

Tuesday, January 19, 2:00 p.m. ET

This continuing education presentation about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will focus on legal considerations for employers and
the risk of non-compliance. The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Administrative options and employer challenges with FMLA
  • The link between FMLA and short-term disability (STD) programs
  • Potential return on investment for administering and managing FMLA with STD in a single platform
  • A brief discussion about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance


This webinar has been submitted for 1.5 re-certification credit hours from the Human Resource Certification Institute.
HR Certification Institute - Pre-apporved

Video Recording


Ellen McCann

Presenter: Ellen McCann, Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel

Ms. McCann has worked for Unum Group for 18 years. She advises Unum's human resources departments on all employment-related legal issues, with particular emphasis on wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, military leaves, restrictive covenants and employee relations issues. She 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 more than 195 state leave laws in addition to FMLA and covers more than 1.4 million lives. She also provides legal support for Unum's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offering.

Ms. McCann received her bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. She is a certified trainer for the Society for Human Resource Management and continuing education credit and is a frequent national speaker on FMLA and ADA.