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Payroll advances can be valuable for employee financial health, if they're done right

What do you do when employees come to you asking for a payroll advance or a loan? You want to make sure your employees feel supported, especially when they are coming to you for help during a financial emergency. An advance on their paycheck can feel like a simple way to help out. But before you offer them a payroll advance or loan, it’s important to consider both the costs and risks that come with them.

Mental illness is a problem in your workforce. It can seem invisible, but 1 in 5 people experience a diagnosable mental illness each year. Imagine 1 in 5 of your workers coping with mental illness, and the cost to your business is staggering. This complete guide tells you everything you need to know to recognize and help when an employee is struggling.

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COVID-19 and its complications will hit frontline workers the hardest. It’s difficult enough in normal times when an employee comes to you struggling with something in their lives that you have no resources to address. What do you do when every one of your employees is suddenly anxious and overwhelmed with the same mounting crisis?

WorkLife Partnership is excited to announce that we received a $1.1 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this fall. This funding will spark a major leap forward in the way that we meet the needs of businesses and their workers.

Medical Debt

“I’ve stopped checking my mail,” said Travis, overwhelmed by the past-due medical bills and collections notices piling up in his mailbox. Unfortunately, Travis’ situation is all too familiar. It seems like every week another family is in the news, sharing their story about unexpected medical bills, unaffordable healthcare costs, or being so burdened by medical debt that they have to file for bankruptcy. These stories aren’t anomalies; they’re very much a reflection of reality.

Since their inception in the 1970s, EAPs have expanded their services to meet the needs of today’s workforce, including providing support for marital/family issues, work stress, and legal counseling. As effective as EAPs can be in solving some of the problems employees face, employers are partnering with WorkLife to complement and enhance their traditional benefits for these five key reasons….

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