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EEOC Finalizes Workplace Wellness Program Rules

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released two final rules concerning the use of workplace wellness programs. For the most part, these final rules are in line with the two sets of proposed rules issued last year and you can read more about those proposed rules in this May 2015…

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EEOC Loses Challenge to Workplace Wellness Program

A federal district court in Wisconsin recently dismissed one of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) well-publicized attacks on employer wellness programs. Our earlier legal updates regarding this case and some other EEOC challenges can be found here: August 2014 Legal Update and October 2014 Legal Update. In EEOC v. Flambeau, Inc., No. 14-cv-638…

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EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations: Many Programs Would Be Allowed…With Some New Complications

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) finally released proposed regulations that would allow many workplace wellness programs to operate without violating the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”). As summarized in earlier Legal Updates, the EEOC filed several lawsuits last year alleging that some very common wellness programs violated the ADA…

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EEOC Finds Company’s One Year and Out, No Accommodation Leave Policy Discriminatory

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EEOC Issues Final Regulations Implementing the GINA Act of 2008

On November 9, 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations implementing the employment provisions (Title II) of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). GINA took effect on November 21, 2009 and prohibits the use of genetic information in making employment decisions, restricts acquisition of genetic information by employers and…

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