Maine Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Maine 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 for Maine employers. Contact information (phone and e-mail) for the chapter’s officers is available on the EAPA website at www.eapa.info/ChaptBranch. Meanwhile, Maine 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
703-387-1000
703-522-4585 (fax)
The state of Maine offers an EAP through AllOne Health to help employees and their families maintain their health and well-being. AllOne Health offers counseling for problems that may have an adverse effect on an employee's job performance, including marital or family discord, illness, financial difficulties, mental or emotional distress, alcohol or drug abuse, legal problems, or other concerns. In addition to counseling, the EAP offers online webinars on topics ranging from eating disorders to anger management, as well as educational tips sheets on key work/life topics.
Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The EAP is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free at 800-451-1834. For more information, go to www.allonehealth.com/maineeap.htm.

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