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Employers are seeing increased complexity around paid family and medical leave (PFML) plans. A number of states have passed new laws in this area, with about 10 states requiring some sort of public PFML offering. With the growing attention on this issue, many companies are increasing their offerings in an effort to attract and retain workers.

A recent webinar by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) outlined emerging issues and questions around PFML. The Tools and Tactics Webinar, held on February 23 and sponsored by The Standard, featured Jessica Bolar, senior product manager for PFML and absence management at The Standard, and Lincoln Dirks, JD, The Standard’s national practice leader for absence management.

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