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Webinars and events

Revisiting COVID-19, paid leave and the ADA: Ask the legal experts

May 20, 2021

Join three leaders in employment law for a discussion of the top-of-mind issues facing employers this spring. Tamika Newson and Daris Freeman of Unum’s Employment Law Group join Jeff Nowak of Littler Mendelson in this live event with Human Resource Executive.

Supporting behavioral health at work

May 12, 2021

Employee mental health is at an all-time low. Experts say the combination of health concerns and work pressures in the pandemic era caused widespread mental health problems that will reverberate far into the future. In this webinar, thought leaders from McLean Hospital and Unum discuss the holistic approach that best-in-class organizations are adopting to build resilient employee communities.

Latest podcasts

Episode 30: Leave, the ADA and return to work
Unum employment law experts Daris Freeman and Tamika Newson join Clare Morin in the HR Trends studio to update employers on legal considerations for leave, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and other issues as employees begin returning to offices and worksites after the pandemic.
Episode 29: How employers can respond to the mental health crisis
Dr. Philip Levendusky from McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Unum’s Swapnil Prabha discuss the U.S. mental health crisis and how employer-based programs can help remove barriers to care.
Episode 28: Josh Bersin on 2021 benefits tech trends
Renowned HR thought leader Josh Bersin joins Mike Simonds, COO of Unum Group, and Swapnil Prabha, VP of Digital Offerings at Unum, to discuss HR tech trends in 2021 – and the factors shaping the future of work.

Guides and reports

Harnessing employee engagement to support mental health
Employee mental health has worsened significantly, as the pandemic has placed new stresses on an already hyper-productive workforce.
Small Business Benefit Trends 2021 Report
Our December 2020 survey of more than 300 small businesses across the U.S. confirmed that the pandemic has hit many of them hard.
Integrated benefits: A game changer for Workday® users
Companies that integrate benefits management into Workday can experience a dramatic increase in HR productivity.