We.Challenge.You. | Potomac’s 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive

  The average low temperature on a Maryland January day is 29 degrees Fahrenheit. As the weather gets colder, Potomac Companies is coordinating with Interfaith Works to hold a coat drive. Interfaith Works is a local organization providing integrated prevention, stabilization, and empowerment programs to help Montgomery County residents lift themselves out of poverty. With the onset of colder weather,... Read More

October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman... Read More

Wellness Activities are Non-Compensable Under FLSA

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently opined that employers do not need to compensate employees for time spent on voluntary wellness activities.  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), time spent doing such activities are non-compensable. Wellness activities include: Participating in biometric screenings, where participation in the screening may decrease an employee's health insurance deductible Attending an in-person health education... Read More

We Challenge You: Potomac Companies to Make Lunches for Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

  On August 29th, Potomac Companies is gathering with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) to work towards a common goal: to eradicate homelessness in the Montgomery County area. Rockville-based MCCH provides shelter, housing, and advocacy services in order to both better the lives of Montgomery County’s homeless population, with the end result of “mak homelessness a rare,... Read More