The Reprieve is Over: DOL Fully Enforcing the FFCRA Leave Provisions

April 17, 2020, came and went seemingly with little fanfare relating to employee leave under federal law. Perhaps for some employers, however, that date had a special meaning, as it was the last date employers could enjoy a reprieve from enforcement of the employee leave provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). From now until the law...

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EPA Offers Tips on Safe Disinfectant Use, Warns of Fraudulent Products

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing to provide information on surface disinfectant products that can be used during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The agency now has nearly 400 products that have qualified to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When using an EPA-registered surface disinfectant, always...

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Celebrate World No Tobacco Day by Learning About Smoking Cessation

According to the American Lung Association, smoking kills over 480,000 people every year. Few people would disagree that smoking is hazardous to their health, yet millions continue to take part in this unhealthy habit. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a decline in U.S. adult smokers, but an estimated 34 million...

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Sugar Substitutes and You

At first glance, artificial sweeteners seem like harmless and attractive alternatives to standard sugar. Sugar substitutes provide a sweet taste without the calories or carbohydrates that accompany sugar and other sweeteners. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of acesulfame-K (Sunnett®), aspartame (Equal®), neotame, saccharin (Sweet’N...

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Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Workday Hunger

Snacking can be an important part of a healthy diet. Healthy snacks can provide midday energy boosts and fuel for exercising, and can help decrease your hunger and the odds of overeating at mealtime. Try incorporating these three simple snacks into your meal plan.

  • Almonds—1.5 ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) provides enough fiber,...
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