Maryland Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Maryland 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 Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA). These groups also provide guidance to employers that have not yet set up EAPs in their own companies.
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There are currently two local chapters of the EAPA in Maryland. The Potomac chapter has its own website (http://www.potomaceapachapter.org) as does the Chesapeake chapter (http://www.eapa-chesapeake.org).
Maryland 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 Maryland offers its employees access to an EAP as a benefit. The service is provided to help employees who face personal matters that adversely affect their lives and job performance. For more information on the EAP program, contact:
Employee Relations Division
301 W. Preston Street, Suite 607
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-767-4717

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