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Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer?

April 27,2021 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 that… Read More


Dysfunctional Workplace Culture

Working outside the office should help de-escalate workplace toxicity. But in reality, dysfunctional workplace culture may actually get worse when you’re at home. By Hannah Hickok When Nikolina swapped the office for home working in early 2020 as the pandemic swept the globe, she hoped her company’s toxic culture might improve. “I thought my work… Read More


The rise of EAP during COVID-19

Grace Ferguson Though employers have been ramping up their EAP initiatives for some time now, it’s The rise of EAP during COVID-19 pandemic that’s catapulting this workplace benefit to greater heights. COVID-19 and Employee Mental Health A 2020 report by Ginger shows that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic employees were already experiencing high levels of stress. But, “Once… Read More


Fostering A Drug-Free Work Environment

Unfortunately, drugs are all around these days. When it comes to educating people about the dangers of drug abuse, it is easy to list off the health risks and other negative side effects, but dealing with addiction is a much more complicated process. Drug use can become prevalent in workplace environments that require enduring high… Read More


Positive Tests Climb During Pandemic

Source: Positive Tests for Fentanyl, Heroin, Opioids Climb During Pandemic Tom Valentino, Senior Editor Addiction Professional Rates of positive tests for heroin, non-prescribed fentanyl and non-prescribed opioids each saw significant increases during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published by Quest Diagnostics. The study, which was published by the journal… Read More


Laid Off Returning and Laid Off

Nearly one third of people that have gone back to work after being laid off during the coronavirus pandemic have lost their jobs again, study finds As many as 31% of workers who were initially added back to payrolls after COVID-19 layoffs have been laid off again, a study from Cornell University showed. In addition, another… Read More


How to Cope With COVID Fatigue

How to Cope With COVID Fatigue Maddy Meislin on July 23, 2020 tags: Managing Stress, Wellness Many are feeling a sense of “COVID fatigue” – pure exhaustion from the pandemic. With so much daily uncertainty and harsh reality on the news, we are growing more stressed with little room to do the coping activities we are accustomed to doing…. Read More


25% at Risk COVID-19 Illness

Nearly 25% of workers are at high risk for serious complications from COVID-19 if infected, according to new analysis from Kaiser Family Foundation. This signals that employers may want to embrace remote work options longer than expected and better prepare for bringing workers back to the workplace. The analysis estimates that 37.7 million workers, or… Read More


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


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


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