Alabama Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Alabama Counseling Services/ EAPs: What you need to know

Human resources generalists, as well as employee assistance program (EAP) counselors, managers, and directors, can keep abreast of the issues related to EAPs by joining a chapter of the EAPA. These groups also provide guidance to employers that have not yet set up EAPs in their own companies.
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There is currently one local chapter of the EAPA in Alabama, available online at Meanwhile, Alabama employers may obtain information about setting up or belonging to a regional group by contacting:
Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc.
4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 410
Arlington, VA 22203
703-522-4585 (fax)
The state of Alabama offers its employees access to an EAP as a benefit. The EAP is a short-term counseling and referral service designed to help employees become more effective and efficient in their jobs by providing professional, confidential assistance to problems that are likely to affect their family life and/or job performance. The EAP provider is Behavioral Health Systems (BHS). For more information on the state's EAP program, go to
To contact a BHS coordinator, call 800-245-1150 or 205-879-1150 or go to

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