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CDC & employers’ road to reopening

CDC Dive Brief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a flowchart outlining the actions employers should take before reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers should first consider whether reopening will be consistent with applicable state and local orders and whether they are prepared to protect employees at a higher risk for severe illness,… Read More


Supreme Court won’t define ADA’s standard

Supreme Court Brief: The U.S.  Supreme Court declined April 27 to take up a case that would resolve the question of what, specifically, a plaintiff bringing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit must prove. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year held that a district court correctly instructed a jury to apply… Read More


Telehealth and the coronavirus crisis

As the coronavirus crisis pandemic causes new levels of stress and isolation, workers are increasingly turning to their employer-provided mental health plans. In turn, employers are mobilizing to support their workers as they adapt to the new surreal reality of work life. “The disruption in behavior and the uncertainty has led to a lot of… Read More


Let’s Wash Our Hands

Let’s Wash Our Hands  – Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19   Let’s Wash Our Hands. The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is now a worldwide pandemic. It already in over 114 countries and continues to grow. There are things we can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The American Red… Read More


Governor has Directed all Nevadans

Governor Steve Sisolak has directed all Nevadans to stay home and for all nonessential businesses to close to the public for 30 days. All gaming machines, devices, tables, games, and any equipment related to gaming activity will be shut down effective midnight tonight. These COVID-19 Risk Mitigation measures will be fully effective as of noon… Read More


About the Coronavirus Outbreak

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak? CDC is responding to the coronavirus outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and… Read More


Exercise Can Boost Brain Chemicals Sapped by Depression

By Janice Wood ~ 2 min read A new imaging study shows that intense exercise boosts two critical neurotransmitters — glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — resulting in better mental fitness. Published in The Journal of Neuroscience, the study’s findings offer new insights into why exercise could become an important part of treating depression and other neuropsychiatric… Read More


Stress Survival Skills

There are eight essential Stress Survival Skills that work in combination to help you make decisions. They focus on preventing distress and enriching the quality of your life. Everyone has a form of the skills below, some which bring about negative change; most bring out a positive change. Decide which skills you want to strengthen?… Read More


Taking Care of Yourself at Workplace

Taking Care of Yourself at Workplace and Combating  workplace stress throughout the day with regular interventions. Whittle away at stress rather than doing something about it only when you hit the wall at day’s end. Think “preventive maintenance.” The goal: leaving work feeling less exhausted. Target four areas: 1) The Body – Create means of… Read More


Anger in the Workplace

If you blow up at disappointments, rage at inconveniences, or bark at others’ mistakes, then you probably recognize your anger management problem. Are you still struggling to get a handle on it? The change you want entails education about anger, self-awareness, and triggers; practicing alternative responses; logging attempts at change; practicing response tactics; apologizing to… Read More


Social Isolation Hits All-Time High, Demands Care Access Boost

Sixty-one percent of people report social isolation, up 7 percentage points from last year’s figures. By Sara Heath Three in five adults experience loneliness and social isolation, pushing the social determinant of health and mental health challenge to its highest level on record, according to the 2020 Loneliness Index from Cigna. Using survey data from… Read More


APPLICANT’S APPEARANCE & LOOKS SOMETIMES IMPORTANT IN HIRING DECISIONS

You sometimes will find it useful to consider an applicant’s appearance or looks when you make hiring decisions. Perhaps you do not like this. But it can help you when a applicant’s looks impact employee productivity. Of course, you must hire applicants who possess job-related skills needed on the job. And sometimes applicant appearance or… Read More


Intermittent Leave Challenges

Employees are guaranteed the ability to take leave under certain circumstances. FMLA give them the right to take up the 12 weeks of leave per year should they meet the requirements. That doesn’t mean that this type of leave isn’t abused. The leave is designed to provide time off for major events and or health… Read More


Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer?

January 4, 2020 Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer? Question: Can we require our employees to use an employee-assistance program? We have an employee who made a physical threat against her supervisor to a member of HR. We want to make that employee consult with a therapist at an EAP as a condition for… Read More


Why EAP services are important

Quint Studer, Special to the Pensacola News Journal How to help employees use them Have you ever heard this statement? Leave your personal life outside the door when coming into work and don’t bring work home with you. I have. Separate your personal and work lives was, and at times still is, a common theme…. Read More


25 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

These 25 expert tips will help you fight holiday stress relax and actually enjoy the holidays. Do you get stressed-out around the holidays? Holiday stress-busting tips The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful… Read More


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