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Mastering Absence Management, "Compliance - Overview of Regulations"

New England Employee Benefits Council


Date: August 16, 2018

Time: 8:30AM - 9:15AM

Location: Boston, MA

Establishing a strategy to remain compliant without creating customized processes for each new policy and regulation 

In this session, you will learn about three core areas of absence management: 

  1. Compliance from a Legal Expert – something for those new to the topic, needing a refresher or well versed in the subject!
    • Gain a cursory overview of all absence regulations
    • Dive into more complex topics like ADAAA, Mandated Paid Sick and MA Paid Family Leave 
    • Ask your specific questions
  1. Strategy
    • Learn how employers of all sizes are positioning absence within their organizations, including strategies they are adopting to address the complexities of this subject matter. 
    • Explore how the market landscape has shifted to respond to employer demand and how to determine what’s best for you, your supervisors and your employees.
  1. Employer Tools and Best Practices
    • Hear from an employer about their absence program, highlighting how they arrived at their current plans and processes and what changes are on the horizon for them. 
    • Focus on the employer’s strategy and toolkit, as well as how the plan is viewed by other stakeholders including supervisors and employees.    

In the last hour of the program, you will learn recent developments in Massachusetts and how employers can best position themselves for future change. 


Professional Cropped Follansbee Emma Mintz

Emma Follansbee


Emma Follansbee is a Mintz attorney who counsels clients on employment and labor matters, including compliance with federal, state, and local laws, disciplinary investigations, and litigation. She was a Summer Associate at Mintz in 2016. Before law school, she was a Project Analyst at Mintz.
Professional Cropped lowd Brendan Mintz

Brendan J. Lowd


Brendan J. Lowd is a Mintz Associate with a wide range of experience in solving labor and employment issues. He counsels employers on providing reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, conducting internal investigations of employee complaints, and employee leaves of absence.