This month, we’ll be heading to [DMEC’s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference]( http://dmec.org/compliance-conference/) in Washington, DC. This is one of our favorite conferences of the year, and we’re looking forward to connecting with absence and disability management professionals and discussing the complex challenges they face today. The conference is taking place April 20 – 22, and registration is still open. Here are five reasons to attend: 1.
Five Reasons to Attend DMEC’s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference
New to LeaveXpert! Self-service Portal Enhancements
We are pleased to announce that we have added several new features within the LeaveXpert self-service portal! These new features are designed to increase time savings, communication efficiency and workflow between the leave specialist and the employee. The portal is offered with the Plus and Unlimited editions of LeaveXpert, our cloud-based employee leave management system. This is where employees can request a leave of absence and provide details about their leave.
Podcast: FMLA, Workers’ Compensation & Disability Update Q&A
A few weeks back, Optis sponsored the [Blogging4Jobs](http://www.blogging4jobs.com) 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. Click [here](http://www.blogging4jobs.com/podcast/fmla-ada-workers-compensation/#JBEzi6GMXlw3GHJ3.97) to listen.
Webinar Slides: The Triple Threat – Your FMLA, Workers’ Comp & Workplace Disability Update
Thank you to everyone who attended the Optis-sponsored [Blogging4Jobs](http://www.blogging4jobs.com/) webinar last week! We hope you enjoyed it. If you missed it, here’s a link to the [slides](http://www.slideshare.net/Blogging4jobs/triple-threat-fmla-workers-compensation-ada-update). ![tripleThreat.png](/sites/default/files/tripleThreat.png)
Get Ahead of the Curve Before It’s Too Late
*This week’s blog post is brought to you by Optis’ National Sales Representative, [Scott Lenox]( https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10504852&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=WasF&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=idx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1424361257209%2Ctas%3AScott+Lenox)*. *“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates* Routine is comfortable. It’s something that is humanly planted deep within our beings that the majority of us strive to create and to achieve. It’s the building of a process around our actions.
Self Service in Absence Management – The 100 Foot View
*This week’s blog post is brought to you by Optis’ Business Analyst, [David Spring]( https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidspringoptis).* As you can imagine, the sunsets over the Rocky Mountains are quite picturesque. Depending upon ones vantage point the view is more gorgeous; oftentimes, the more beautiful, the further from the mountains. In a similar manner, self-service associated with leave of absence benefits and entitlements like disability, workers’ compensation and FMLA are likely experienced differently depending upon the viewpoint of the employee.
Webinar: The Triple Threat – Your FMLA, Workers’ Comp & Workplace Disability Update
![tripleThreat.png](/sites/default/files/tripleThreat.png) **When:** February 26th - 1 pm EST Hear from experts at [Blogging4Jobs](http://www.blogging4jobs.com/) as they discuss updates in FMLA, Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Disability. Register for this important webinar to discuss and learn about some of the most recent changes in legislation, reporting, and pieces that are most often overlooked.
Revitalizing Leave Management During Flu Season
*This week’s post is brought to you by [David Spring]( https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidspringoptis), Optis’ Business Analyst.* ![DSpring.jpg](/sites/default/files/DSpring.jpg) On Monday, January 12, 2015, a male patient, with a fever, was transported to [Denver Health](http://www.denverhealth.org/) from the city of Arvada, CO. Why? This man had recently been in an Ebola-infected country and required testing to confirm the absence of Ebola. According to Dr.
Solving the Puzzle of Leave Management
We all know that absences cost your company money and that compliance is HR’s No. 1 leave management concern. Yet an Optis survey of HR professionals found that almost 90 percent of their departments are tracking leave manually or in systems not designed for leave tracking, and are covering absences ineffectively.
Managing FMLA and Employee Leave in California? Here’s What You Need to Know
![OPT-14012-LOL-SC-California.gif](/sites/default/files/OPT-14012-LOL-SC-California.gif) Take a look at the diverse landscape of less-noticed leave with our new [eBook](http://optis.com/thought-leadership-download?nid=279), or start a free trial of [LeaveXpert](https://www.leavexpert.com/) today.