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Let’s face it. Managing employee leave isn’t the most glamorous aspect of HR or workforce management. But it’s certainly among the most challenging. The legal and regulatory backdrop to leave management is complex, and it varies based on factors that range from where you do business to the size of your company. You feel as if the rules are ever-changing. It’s like doing business in an amusement park fun house; it’s a challenge to keep your footing, hard to know if what you’re seeing is real, and difficult to get a firm hold on the rail to help lead you through the maze.

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A few weeks back, Optis sponsored the Blogging4Jobs Triple Threat Webinar discussing updates in FMLA, Workers’ Compensation and Disability. It was extremely popular and our panelists, Eric B. Meyer, Casey Sipe and Jessica Miller-Merrell received over 70 questions from webinar attendees. They have continued the conversation answering a number of the webinar questions on this special episode of the Blogging4Jobs Workology Podcast.

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This week’s blog is brought to you by Optis’ Business Development Analyst, David Spring.

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What are a few of the best practices in the employee accommodation process? Find out from Optis’ Executive VP, Rene Gates, in the latest issue of DMEC's @Work magazine (Members-Only Content).

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Optis-sponsored Blogging4Jobs webinar last week! We hope you enjoyed it.

If you missed it, here’s a link to the slides.

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This week’s blog post is brought to you by Optis’ National Sales Representative, Scott Lenox.

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates

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This week's post is brought to you by Optis' National Sales Representative, Scott Lenox.

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Expensive changes to health plans from new laws such as mental health parity and health reform are forcing employers to look for savings across every department in their organization.

Often, an enterprise will look to making changes in their benefit plans to save money – and disability plans offer a lot of opportunities for savings. But, choosing the correct plan elements to adjust poses a challenge for most organizations. How can they determine which plan changes would save the most money?