The cost of non-compliance associated with leave laws can average between $87,5000 - $450,000* in damages alone for a single suit, not including the defense costs. Is your business at risk of making a mistake and putting the company in danger of fines and decreasing employee morale?
*Source: ESIS. The Cost of Noncompliance When Managing Employee Absence. 2020.
Strapped for time and resources, HR departments often struggle to keep up with changing guidelines and paperwork surrounding leave administration, creating a vicious cycle of frustration for the company and the employee. Beyond the risk of non-compliance, poor handling of leaves degrades employee morale and trust.
OneDigital’s Leave of Absence Management Solution offers employers a way out from the challenges of administering employee leaves resulting in increased legal compliance, reduced absenteeism, and improved employee morale. Watch this video to learn more.
Outsourcing your leave management to OneDigital has a variety of benefits. Some include:
Ongoing monitoring of the federal, state, and local laws and guidance on how to practically apply them to employee leaves.
Paid leave benefits can be an effective tool for attracting and retaining employees. Companies that outsource leave management are more likely to implement these programs.
A structured process for requesting and taking leave results in less abuse of time off and ensures consistency and assists with expectations.
Leave guidelines can be overwhelming and many leaders feel unprepared to handle these requests. A leave management plan offers needed support for both the manager and their reports.
Keith Falk is a member of OneDigital West Region as Regional Managing Director of HR Consulting. In his role, Keith is focused on optimizing the HR Consulting organization and integrating the OneDigital benefits practice to truly realize the OneDigital vision for unmatched HR and employee benefits solutions. Prior to joining OneDigital, Keith led human capital and operations for Fortune 500 and technology start-ups for both regional and global environments. His passion and commitment to shaping company cultures which foster engagement and development, has been the catalyst for building high-growth organizations that are admired by their communities and staff. Keith’s last company where he served as Chief Operating Officer - DLJ Financial, has been recognized as a great place to work over the last five years and successfully sold to a fintech firm. Keith established his early career in human capital and operational leadership roles for renowned brands such as Ford, Kodak, and NTT. As a Bay Area native, Keith brought his expertise to technology start-ups building a B2B internet company from inception to the largest host of websites worldwide, resulting in a successful pre-IPO exit to NTT-Verio. Additionally, Keith is a founding partner of Human Capital Strategists LLC., a firm providing strategic consulting services in organizational development, technology, M&A, compensation, talent, training, rewards and compliance. Keith holds a B.S. in Business and Economics from San Jose State University. He also holds certifications in Six Sigma and SHRM and is a licensed health & life broker in California. Keith is a past president of Dana Hills Rugby Club and volunteers with The Illumination Foundation, Goodwill of Orange County and Kids Play International.
Kirstin Kleinschmidt is a Principal and leads the HR Consulting team at OneDigital - Northern California. OneDigital is a national team of experienced employee benefits advisors who create greater value for employers and inspire individuals to become more engaged health care consumers. Kirstin has spent over 22 years in the health care/insurance industry. Prior to joining OneDigital, she built a successful insurance and HR consulting agency in the bay area focusing on small to mid-sized companies. Kirstin is driven to provide creative, strategic solutions for her clients. She thrives off the knowledge that clients can come to her with any query they have, not only insurance or HR but any business issue. When she's not in the office, she spends time with her family, making special time for her grandkids in particular.
Ray Fernandez is a Principal of OneDigital, a leading insurance brokerage, financial services and HR consulting firm. Ray has over 25 years of experience in the insurance and healthcare industry. Prior to joining OneDigital in 2018, he led is own firm to become one of the premier employee benefit consulting firms in the industry that delivered a unique value proposition with services such as Absence Management Administration, Global Insurance Solutions and other customized solutions. Ray is an experienced employee benefit consultant representing clients in various industries including banking, technology, major retailers, higher education institutions, national chain restaurants and other high profile companies. He particularly excels at serving clients that have complex needs including employers that are publicly traded, have self-funded plans, multi-state locations and organizations seeking profitable growth through global expansion. As a student-athlete, Ray was recruited by several of the nation's top universities including the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he accepted an athletic scholarship to play soccer. He graduated from UCLA earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In addition, he helped the UCLA Soccer Team win the NCAA National Championship, while being recognized and awarded team MVP honors. Ray continues to play soccer and remains actively involved with athletic sports in Southern California. As a resident in South Orange County, Ray enjoys his personal time with his wife and children. He also takes great pride in being involved with his local community such as the Boys & Girls Club organization and being a donor to various charitable organizations.
Shannon Wilson is the Director of HR Consulting for the West Region at OneDigital. She is passionate about helping companies build a strong HR infrastructure through process improvement and utilizing technology, and helping employees feel supported to be successful in their jobs. Shannon has spent more than 17 years in Human Resources roles at various small to medium size companies with multi-state and global presence. She has a strong generalist background crossing all HR disciplines and specializes in working in fast-paced, rapidly changing environments. Prior to joining OneDigital in 2017, she held HR Generalist and Business Partner roles at technology companies in the SF Bay Area and Southern CA. She is a dedicated Human Resources professional with experience providing advice and counsel to executive teams and management, talent acquisition, program development & execution, management coaching, talent development, compensation, policy design and HR operations. Shannon graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in English, and is also SPHR certified.
As a bilingual business professional with strong communication and analytical skills, Rebecca is enthusiastic about using knowledge and experience for process improvement and training and is competent at adapting to change while consistently producing quality results. Rebecca is one of the initial members of the OneDigital Leave Management Practice and currently serves as the primary contact for onboarding of all new clients and team lead. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from California State University, Fullerton. Her HR career first began in recruiting where she developed an in-depth knowledge of creating job descriptions which has contributed positively to understanding the ADA interactive process and how this relates to leave of absences. She was recruited into a leave analyst role at OneDigital while working as an HR Generalist in a hospital. In the generalist role, she served multiple HR functions but as the pandemic began in February of 2020, leave of absences became a huge part of her day to day and Rebecca found a true passion for it. Rebecca deeply appreciates the leave of absence process and the
Keeping up with federal, state, and local laws is one of the most challenging aspects of leave management. OneDigital’s LOA Toolkit offers guidance on the federal laws which apply to most employers and the Paid Family and Medical leave laws now in effect in eleven states.
Our leave management solutions are customized to meet the customer’s needs. Our team of experienced and certified consultants support all types of leaves, including federal, state, family and bonding, sick, military, disability and company-specific programs. Some of the functions our team will help you with include:
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