Louisiana Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Louisiana Counseling Services/ EAPs: What you need to know

Human resources generalists, as well as employee assistance professional (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 employee assistance programs in their own companies.
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There are currently three local chapters of the EAPA available to Louisiana employers. The Greater New Orleans chapter has its own website at http://www.eapagno.org. Contact information for the Acadian and the Ark-La-Tex chapters is available on the EAPA website at: http://www.eapa.info.
Louisiana 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)
Louisiana has its own EAP for state employees. The state of Louisiana EAP is designed to assist and support employees who are experiencing personal problems and may benefit from outside management or professional help. These problems include substance abuse, family, emotional, financial, and other problems that affect job performance, job security, or the health and well-being of the employee. For more information, contact the local branch of the Department of Health and Hospitals by calling 225-342-9500 or going to http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov.

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