As of April 8, 2019, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 39 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019. Oakland County has 38 cases, and one was a Wayne County resident.
Quest Diagnostics recently released results from their most recent data analysis of over 10 million employment drug test results. Back in 2010-2012 their analysis showed a 30 year low in positive drug tests. Unfortunately, in 2017 and 2018 the positive rates were at the highest level in the past 14 years. I’m sure this comes as no surprise as marijuana becomes legal in more states, and we continue to deal with the opioid crisis.
American workers are working longer and harder than every before…and their stress levels show it. Virtually every employee is affected by job stress at some point.
According to a recently released survey by Welltok, a leading consumer health SaaS company, more than half of workers (56%) say the health and well-being programs offered by their employers are irrelevant, suggesting that current efforts by employers to enhance well-being among their staff may be misplaced.
The holidays are officially over. After weeks of abandoning exercise and restraint when it comes to eating, many employees have made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. For 2019, polls indicate that 38% of Americans have made losing weight and exercising their number one resolution. Unfortunately, it is no surprise that very few of us actually keep this resolution. According to statistics, 92% of people don’t keep their New Year’s...
We are in the thick of the holiday season, with all the gatherings that include delicious foods and fun beverages. Some of the little bites can seem so harmless, after all, they are so small. And who’s counting the drinks?
Every year, workplaces throughout the U.S. become incubators for the flu virus, with employees and employers likely fueling the flames, according to a new survey from Staples Business Advantage. More than two in five employed adults (44%) reported contracting the flu last year, and 45% of those respondents blamed their colleagues – yet many workers and employers are failing to take proactive steps to prevent the disease’s spread.
This time of year many of your employees may experience increased stress levels due to the holidays. But according to a recent survey by Korn Ferry, this stress isn’t the only extra pressure your employees have felt lately.
As more and more states make marijuana legal, for medical or recreational purposes, or both, more questions will be raised as employers try to deal with the changing laws. One area of particular concern is drug screening. Questions have been raised around CBD oil and how it differs from marijuana, specifically in a drug screen.
Michigan is the first Midwestern state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana by a vote of 56% to 44%. What does that mean for Michigan employers? The preliminary data from ASE’s Drug Testing and Marijuana Legalization Survey provides insight into employers’ first thoughts on where their policies and practices currently stand and what changes, if any, they are considering.
Flu season has arrived and one of the biggest hazards might be your own employees, or you. Why? People coming to work sick, otherwise known as presenteeism. According to an office team survey 70% of workers admit to frequently going to work sick.
The people of the State of Michigan passed Proposal 18-1, also known as Proposal 1 or Prop 1, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Below are answers to some of the questions employers may have around the legalization of marijuana and drug testing in the workplace.
Last week the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals re-instated an employee terminated because while arguing with his supervisor he allegedly made threatening remarks. It was also known the employee carried concealed weapons on his person or in his vehicle. This would be in breach of the company’s workplace violence policy that prohibits employees from possessing unauthorized weapons in the workplace. Several days later representatives of the company along with a union representative and a...
The number of job openings continues to exceed the number of job seekers in the U.S., forcing employers to reexamine their strategies for hiring and retaining top employees. Employee wellbeing is a key aspect that employers need to pay attention to when looking at retention strategies.
Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—has become a national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse in the United States is $78.5 billion a year,...