May 2016 Wisdom Workplace Webinar

What’s New and Alarming in Absence Management:
Current and Challenging Issues in FMLA and ADA

Thursday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. et


The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to transform week by week with changes from the courts, while the states continue to add further regulatory obligations. Meanwhile, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is now considered an “inadvertent leave act” since it can have a similar impact upon absences and productivity.

In this informative session, hear from attorney and FMLA/ADA expert Matt Morris of ComPsych on the latest changes in both the FMLA and ADA, along with strategies for staying compliant and reducing their impact on your organization. In particular, Matt will focus on the top four areas for employers over the last year: compliance, manager oversight, intermittent leave/misuse, and ADA leaves. ComPsych is the insourced partner with Principal, providing fully branded leave administration for our Principal Absence Management clients.

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

Matt Morris

Presenter: Matt Morris is Vice President
of FMLASource, a ComPsych company.


Matt Morris is Vice President of FMLASource, a ComPsych company. An employment lawyer by background, Matt is responsible for FMLASource's compliance solution and has spent the past 15 years working with employers on their absence management programs. Matt is a frequent speaker on the FMLA, state leaves, the ADA, and compliance challenges regarding leaves of absence. He was invited by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to participate in a roundtable discussion about the FMLA and his response to the DOL's proposed FMLA regulations was cited 38 times by the DOL in the final rule. Prior to his work in FMLA administration, Matt practiced for many years at a boutique Chicago employment law firm. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Miami University and his J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School.

ComPsychComPsych Corporation is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, employee wellness, work-life, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides expert resources to more than 31,000 organizations covering more than 82 million individuals in over 130 countries. By creating "Build-to-Suit" programs, ComPsych helps employers attract and retain employees, increase employee productivity and improve overall health and well-being. For more information, visit

Sponsored by:

Principal Financial Group

UBA Strategic Partner