Tag: breaks

Workplace wellness

5 Ways to Support Employee Mental Well-Being

May 27, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Mental health is in a delicate state. After more than two years of a pandemic that has left many feeling isolated and anxious, mental health challenges are having a greater impact than at any time in recent history. The COVID-19 […]


With OSHA Enforcement Heating up, Taking Breaks Now Even Better Idea

November 4, 2021

Via: HR Hero

On September 1, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a memorandum establishing a new enforcement initiative to prevent and protect employees from heat-related severe illnesses and deaths while working in hazardous hot indoor or outdoor environments. OSHA […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Help Employees Improve Focus, Reduce Stress with Mindfulness

May 10, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The world is filled with noise, both literal and metaphorical, and there are times when everyday distractions make it difficult or impossible to focus on the task at hand. Consider that, on average, employees check their e-mail 36 times an […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Avoiding Distractions While Working from Home

June 26, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Working from home isn’t necessarily for everyone. While some people thrive in the flexibility and independence working from home can offer, others crave greater human interaction and may struggle to stay focused amid all the potential home distractions. In this […]

Research, Software

Do you have to give compensated breaks under the FMLA?

April 17, 2018

Via: Omega HR Solutions

In a recent opinion letter administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, the determination was made that 15-minute rest breaks necessitated by an employee’s medical condition were NOT compensable, at least not all of them. Here is the situation. FMLA […]