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State Domestic Violence Laws Increase Employer Responsibility


Amber Elias was quoted in Employee Benefit News on October 29, 2014. The article “State Domestic Violence Laws Increase Employer Responsibility” discussed how the issue of domestic violence has garnered much more attention from employers due to recent NFL cases.

Amber said these shifts toward increased domestic violence awareness among employers are all “part of a broader trend.”

“I think it comes from recognition that domestic violence is a very widespread problem,” Amber said. “It disrupts the lives of a lot of people, and companies have to deal with this.”

Amber added that the focus from the employer community has always been on the business value of EAPs. Typically, employers will ask whether program offerings “will help people manage their family lives in a way that allows them to get back to work and be productive.”

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