The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 23, which may prompt more employers to mandate the shot.
President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. Along with providing financial relief for individuals, state and local governments, schools, businesses and for other purposes, the law contains the following measures of special interest to large and small employers.
Groundhog Day: A popular U.S. tradition originating in the late 1800's that is celebrated every February 2. The superstition suggests that if the honored groundhog emerges from Gobbler’s Knob and sees his shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks. But, if the groundhog does not see his shadow, spring will arrive early.
As the coronavirus rages on, and vaccines continue to become more widely available across the country, employers and businesses are starting to consider a major decision ahead:
For those of us that take a holistic approach to wellbeing, it is pretty common knowledge that a positive attitude can lead to greater mental, emotional, and even physical wellness. However, these benefits don’t stop with personal health. Ongoing research continues to show that creating a positive work culture improves employee performance, productivity, and lowers healthcare costs.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer found in women, and the second deadliest. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
Employers have been vigilant about helping employees get screened for diseases like cancer and other chronic illnesses in an effort to improve the physical well-being of their workforce, thus creating a more loyal and productive staff. However, employers have been less focused on one particular condition that impacts 1 out of every 8 employees: depression.
Employees are facing an immeasurable amount of stress right now. As they struggle to balance their work lives, home lives and finances, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic offers the opportunity for many employees to experience a mental health issue, or a period of feeling mentally unwell.
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