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Navigating state leave laws and Unum’s Total Leave solution

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST
Edina, MN
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Navigating state leave laws and Unum’s Total Leave solution

Join us on June 16th to learn about navigating state leave laws and Unum’s Total Leave solution!

Over one-third of U.S. workers say paid leave is their most desired workplace benefit. They need to be able to plan and take leave easily and without confusion.

HR is often overloaded when it comes to leave — they are slowed down by legacy systems that can’t keep up and compliance challenges that get more complex every day. They need to be freed up to focus on what matters most.

The Total Leave difference: Unum Total Leave brings all your leave and disability benefits into one comprehensive program and delivers them through simple and engaging digital experiences that make everyone’s life easier. We keep your business moving forward while supporting your employees through life’s many challenges.


8:30 am – 9:30 am – Registration, Networking and Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:30 am – “Navigating the Complex World of State Leave Laws” with Lane Crowder (1-hour SHRM/HRCI credit)
10:30 am – 11:00 am – Overview on Unum’s Total Leave solution with Adam Prue and Brad Velin



Assistant Vice President, Legal / Unum

Lane Crowder joined Unum this year following over twenty years practicing labor and employment law at two private law firms and working as a law clerk to a United States District Court Judge and a United States Bankruptcy Court Judge. Lane has focused much of her career defending employers against claims of discrimination and retaliation under the FMLA, ADA, Title VII, ADEA, and state discrimination laws. She also has experience defending employers against wage and hour claims under the FLSA. In addition to her prior litigation practice, Lane has experience advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws; she has conducted investigations regarding harassment and discrimination issues, and she has drafted policies for employers to comply with employment laws. At Unum, Lane is working with the employment law team to provide guidance on employment issues, including all state and federal leave laws, both internally and externally. Lane received her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 


Solutions Offering Director, Solutions Segment / Unum

Adam Prue joined Unum in 2004 and is currently engaging clients as a part of Unum’s Solutions segment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Adam has held various operational positions specializing in leave and disability before moving into the Solutions Organization. Adam started at Unum as a Short Term Disability Specialist and transitioned into Unum’s Benefit Client Management role as the primary benefits relationship manager for Unum’s largest employers and brokers across various markets with a focus on total absence management, policy harmonization, plan design and client experience. Currently, Adam is focused on the client (employer and employee) experience and sales enablement for Unum’s new and innovative solutions, including Total Leave, HR Connect, and Behavioral Health. Adam resides in Portland, Maine. 


Senior Account Executive / Unum

Brad is based out of Unum’s Minneapolis Sales and Service office.  He is the primary contact during procurement and works closely with customers on issues involving design, strategy, pricing, technology and renewal.  Brad specifically works on accounts with 100 – 2,000 employees.  He has worked for Unum since 2001.  Brad earned a B.S in Business from the University of Colorado.

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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