Posts Tagged ‘EEOC’

AARP Sues to Stop Wellness Penalties

October 26, 2016 — AARP is asking a federal court to strike down rules from the EEOC that smooth the way for wellness penalties. Those penalties can add up to thousands of dollars a year if an employee does not hand over confidential medical information to an employer’s wellness program. The next step in many of these programs is […]

Employers vs People with Disabilities on Wellness

June 29, 2015 — Public comments have been published on new regulations from the EEOC regarding wellness programs that might or might not discriminate against people with disabilities. The contrast in how people see these rules is stark. On one side you have people living with chronic diseases and and disabilities who see the regs as giving employers immunity to […]

EEOC Backs Off in Wellness Program Regs

April 17, 2015 — Yesterday the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lifted the veil on long-awaited regulations regarding employer wellness programs. These regs back off on the EEOC’s earlier position that excessive penalties in wellness programs make them involuntary and thus a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). EEOC’s original position really ticked off employers who want to impose […]