The guys are getting comfortable in the new studio! This week, the Podfather Mike Miles & Jersey Ed (Ed Chionchio Sr) want to discuss the in’s and out’s of FMLA. What is it? Who can use it? How does it all work?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid job protection for certain types of employees. FMLA covers time off for the birth of a child, the illness or death of a family member, and the illness of an employee. Taking time off to receive treatment for mental health or substance use is covered by FMLA.
Your employer wants you to be healthy! It costs much more to hire and train a new employee than it does to invest in the health and wellness of your experienced staff members. The alternative to taking the time to get treatment NOW is losing that job and employer-sponsored health plan. Short-Term Disability benefits can help to cover your salary while you are in treatment.
Genesis House is one program that does a great job guiding clients through this process. They handle the paperwork and communicate with Human Resources as needed and requested by the client.
The Podfather shares some details about how his friends, colleagues, and loved ones came together to support his treatment and early recovery.
FMLA, Short-term Disability, and Employee Assistance Programs are incredibly valuable resources, but many employees just aren’t sure how to get started. If you are struggling and need help, go to the professionals. Give Jersey Ed or the Podfather a call to ask questions.
Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week: The Recovery Elevator Podcast hosted by Paul Church. https://www.recoveryelevator.com/podcasts/
The Friends in Recovery Podcast is brought to you by Genesis House Recovery (800-737-0933) and produced by Sweets' Podcast Studio in Beverly, Massachusetts. Inquiries and interested speakers can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reach out to Mike Miles, MSW at Therapy Services in Chelmsford, Massachusetts at 978-459-4884.
There are many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member and anything in between. If you or a loved one needs help, reach out to our panel at email@example.com.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255