Cocoon compliance series

FMLA compliance for employers

June 12, 2024 | 10am PT | 1pm ET

Employer responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) begin *before* an employee even requests a leave! Join Cocoon's co-founding Legal Counsel, Frank Alvarez and Sequoia's Director of Product Management, Benefits, Rahab Hammad to talk about:


An overview of FMLA and why it exists

Reduce legal risk

Employer responsibilities and employee rights

Benefits and Rewards

FMLA's relationship with other leave laws

We'll devote time at the end to answer questions from the audience (including those submitted when registering →)

Frank Alvarez

Founding Legal Counsel at Cocoon

Frank Alvarez has 34 years of private employment law experience. Before joining Cocoon as Founding Legal Counsel in February 2022, he spent 32 years with the national workplace law firm Jackson Lewis. In 2003, Frank founded Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave & Health Management Practice, the nation’s first employment law practice dedicated exclusively to advising on integrated disability and absence management issues. He was among the first attorney members of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), the nation’s only association dedicated to providing focused education, knowledge, and networking for absence and disability professionals. In 2017, DMEC awarded Frank its Partnership Award, recognizing his support and dedication to DMEC and its members. Frank currently serves as a member of DMEC’s Board of Directors.

Rahab Hammad

Director of Product Management, Benefits at Sequoia

Rahab is a strategic and innovative benefits and well-being leader who is passionate about designing and developing total rewards ecosystems that align with the company's mission and values. With over 10 years of experience in leading the direction and execution of benefits and wellbeing strategies for global organizations like Snap and Okta, she is now the Director of Product Management for Benefits at Sequoia; leveraging her expertise in benefits to deliver scalable and impactful benefits product solutions for clients and partners.

It's time to enter the next generation of employee leave