On-Ramping, Work Sharing & Return to Work: Managing Parental & Personal Leave Issues in the Workplace


What happens when employees on leave return to work?

More and more employers, including leading law firms, are providing expanded leave accommodations for paternity, maternity and other personal obligations. But what about the next step?

The re-integration of employees who return after a short or long-term absence is critical. In fact, without careful management and planning, the post-leave period can bring about disengagement, lower productivity and even employee redundancy.

Learning Objectives

This practical, information-packed webinar explores how a Return to Work (RTW) system (on-ramping or returnship) helps employees prepare for leave and creates a plan for effective re-engagement when they get back.

  • Types of reasonable accommodations in the return-to-work context
  • The most common post-leave problems and how to avoid them
  • On-ramping policies that will help ensure returning employee’s success
  • How to avoid employee redundancy
  • What to include in a written return-to-work plan
  • How to build a communication plan that works before, during and after leave
  • Explanation of flexible/shared work options
  • What to do if an employee’s replacement did a better job
  • Whether an employee must be returned to the exact same position

Product ID: 14280

Bonus Material

Plus, you get the exclusive Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance Manual a $347 value – absolutely FREE.

Jam-packed with compliance guidelines, this comprehensive, 72 page guide provides easy-to-understand FMLA guidance, including:

  • Highlights of Changes
  • FMLA Background
  • History of FMLA’s Creation
  • FMLA Basics
  • Updated FMLA Regulations Issued by DOL
  • FMLA Medical Certification Do’s and Don’ts
  • Intermittent FMLA Compliance
  • Curbing FMLA Abuse

This essential guide also includes quick reference materials and finger-tip access to relevant policy information and sample materials:

  • DOL Forms
  • A Sample FMLA Policy
  • FMLA Checklist
  • Covered Individuals
  • Serious Health Conditions
  • FMLA Enforcement Statistics



Effectively Manage Employee Leave & Support the Development of Returning Employees!


Mikaela Kiner
Mikaela Kiner
Executive Coach, Founder & CEO, uniquelyHR

Over the last 15 years Mikaela has held HR leadership roles at Northwest companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, PopCap Games, and Redfin. Mikaela’s international experience includes three years in India, and she’s worked with business leaders throughout Europe and Asia.

Karen Vossler
Karen Vossler
Counsel, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Karen Vossler represents domestic and international employers in a variety of industries across the spectrum of employment law matters.  Drawing from a wealth of both in-house and private practice experience, she has the business acumen to strategically partner with clients to deliver pragmatic, specific and creative legal solutions to employment and labor related challenges.  She has particular expertise in helping companies manage complex employment issues through large corporate transitions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and workforce restructuring.  In addition, Ms. Vossler supports global companies with cross-border employment concerns.

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