CBD: Fact or Fiction? | VA Employee Benefits Team

The cannabidiol (CBD) market in the United States has taken off like a rocket. Some projections have this market reaching $16 billion by 2025. After years of singing its praises for treating, albeit illegally, a myriad of health issues, supporters of cannabis have seen an uptick of mainstream support in the last 2 years with … Continued

The Cause of Disengagement | Virginia Benefits Agency

For decades, employee engagement has been the gold standard in measuring the way employees interact with the business.  In today’s world, especially where the coronavirus is concerned, it’s not just about the interaction but also the level of commitment to the company.  While all human resources professionals would like to believe their employees are committed … Continued

Remote Work Challenges for HR | VA Employee Benefits Group

It’s been said the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has created the largest remote work experiment ever devised.  In fact, there are many recently documented cases where companies have asked at least some of their employees to work from home.  Three of those companies are Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft. Remote work, of course, is not something new.  … Continued

Ask the Experts: Flu and FMLA | VA Employee Benefits Partners

Question:Is the common flu considered a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?Answer:Most cases of the common flu do not meet the definition of “serious health condition” and would not be eligible for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.Some cases of the flu, however, are severe or result in complications, and … Continued

Service Animals in the Workplace | Virginia Benefits Firm

In 2020, many people with disabilities use the emotional and physical support provided by a service animal. This means that the workplace has seen an increase of these service animals over the last decade and therefore the workforce needs to be educated on this changing environment. Let’s take a look at what constitutes a service … Continued

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