Employee Health

Essential Health and Safety Advice for Small Businesses

Paperwork (or these days its digital counterpart), is the bane of every small business owner, yet it is a requirement in order to stay on the right side of the law. The good news is that although laws can and do change, those changes tend to be in the nature of incremental developments which revolve around one or two common themes. In the case of health and safety in the … [Read more...]

Why You Should Work Outdoors: 17 Science-Backed Reasons

We’ve all read the news — sitting at our desks all day can have serious consequences for our health. So why do 90 percent of Americans still live a sedentary lifestyle at work? It’s a good question, especially given the many health benefits of working outside. According to a study by L.L. Bean, 85 percent of employees enjoy the outdoors. However, 65 percent say that their … [Read more...]

Ways to Support Employees with Mental Health Problems

Sadly, there are millions of people suffering from some form of mental illness. Whether from depression, chronic stress, anxiety, or burnout, when a person’s emotional well-being is off balance, it alters their ability to perform at work. A wise employer knows that if their staff isn’t doing well mentally, this will begin to impact productivity. Ultimately, the best way to … [Read more...]

Why You Need Asbestos Awareness Courses

Business owners who work in industries where employees could be exposed to asbestos have an obligation to keep them safe. An asbestos awareness course is one of the best ways to enhance your understanding and develop the required level of awareness to reduce the risk and implement safe working practices. The Health and Safety Executive stated that employers are legally obliged … [Read more...]

Should You Offer Healthcare to Your Employees? Small Business Owners Weigh In

Under the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions, employers with at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time-equivalent employees) during the preceding calendar year must offer “minimum essential coverage that is ‘affordable’ and that provides ‘minimum value’ to their full-time employees (and their dependents).” However, a number of small … [Read more...]

Ways to Promote Your Employees’ Health (And Why You Should Care)

As a small business owner, you have certain duties to your employees. The most obvious one is payment for work completed. Of course, you also have to pay taxes on their behalf, provide them with a safe working environment according to local and national standards, and (for the full timers) provide various benefits related to health insurance and paid time off. But what part … [Read more...]