It's #WorkforceWednesday. To mark Mental Health Awareness Month, and to dive deeper into a topic that is top of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re focusing today’s edition on how employers can support employee mental health:

Telemental Health Benefits During COVID-19 (Video)

One way employers can support employee mental health in today’s environment is ensuring that their benefits offerings include telemental health services. Attorneys Cassandra Labbees and Amy Lerman tell us more about telemental health and evaluating your benefits plans.

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How to Support Employee Mental Health (Video)

In addition to telemental health benefits, vacation, leave, and the interactive process are important tools available to employers to support employee mental health. Watch for a few quick tips.

Mental Health Support for Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Employment Law This Week®

Global Employers Balance Safety and Privacy

Global employers are looking to utilize COVID-19 testing, temperature checks, face covering requirements, and questionnaires to disclose COVID-19 exposure as ways to protect employee safety after a return to work. Read more on the considerations for balancing employee safety and privacy in each of these areas.

Other Highlights

Considerations and Myths

  • Onboarding, workplace safety, tracking hours, unpaid interns, management, and mentoring—the five considerations for the “tele-summer job” season.
  • Few, if any, of the wage-hour laws that employers deal with today were in place during one of the last major pandemics, the Spanish flu in 1918. As employers navigate these laws now, there are six myths worth debunking.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule, effective immediately, withdrawing the “retail” and “not retail” lists that have complicated the Section 7(i) exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Read more here.

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Our Coronavirus Resource Center is updated daily and always available at www.ebglaw.com/coronavirus.

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Employment Law This Week® gives a rundown of the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday. 


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