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Jackson Lewis and DMEC Announce New Collaboration; DMEC Members to Benefit from Jackson Lewis' Online Suite of Leave and Accommodation Tools

Jackson Lewis and DMEC Announce New Collaboration; DMEC Members to Benefit from Jackson Lewis

NEW YORK, NY (January 29, 2020) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, and the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), announced a new collaboration offering DMEC’s entire membership access to a complimentary, streamlined version of Jackson Lewis’ online suite of leave and accommodation tools. 

The Leave & Accommodation Suite is part of Jackson Lewis’ workthruIT® offering, an intuitive, self-service platform that provides employers access to various tools that enable them to make better, faster and more legally compliant employment decisions. 

“This particular suite of tools is available to employers for an affordable annual subscription and provides users access to a database of major state and local leave laws; template policies, forms and letters; links to ADA and FMLA laws and training modules on a wide variety of ADA and FMLA issues,” said Francis P. Alvarez, Founder and Leader of Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice Group. “Collectively, these tools allow employers to identify, understand and operationalize laws more effectively than ever.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to assist DMEC and the employer community in tackling the enormous challenge of tracking state and local leave laws,” Alvarez continued. “Through this tool, DMEC members will be able to identify whether a state has a leave law that requires consideration in absence management operations, and – if they need a deeper level of knowledge of those laws – access our complete database summarizing state and local leaves through a very affordable annual subscription.”

“We are committed to delivering strategies, tools and resources for absence and disability professionals,” said Terri L. Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer of DMEC. “Leave laws are proliferating rapidly across the country, making it difficult for multi-state employers to understand and manage their compliance obligations. Jackson Lewis’ Leave & Accommodation Suite is a perfect match for our membership’s needs and will empower them to improve their internal decision-making processes almost immediately.”

Additional information about Jackson Lewis’ Leave & Accommodation Suite can be found here.

About Jackson Lewis 
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

Additional information about the firm can be found at

About DMEC
The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) is the only association dedicated to providing focused education, knowledge, and networking for absence and disability professionals. Through its education programs, DMEC delivers trusted strategies, tools, and resources to minimize lost work time, improve workforce productivity, and maintain legally compliant absence and disability programs. Visit or contact Tasha Patterson at or 800.789.3632, ext. 102.

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Francis P. Alvarez

Francis P. Alvarez