Judge Orders EEOC to Reconsider Its Wellness Rule

A federal judge has granted summary judgment to the AARP in its suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over the latter’s May 2016 wellness rule concerning company-run wellness programs. Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Aug. 22 issued a memorandum, siding with the plaintiff’s argument […]

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EEOC Raises Non-Posting Penalty from $210 to $525

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is publishing a final rule tomorrow that raises penalties for violations of its posting requirements from $210 to $525, taking advantage of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The increase will take effect 30 days after publication, on July 2, 2016. EEOC enforces the posting […]

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EEOC Issues Final Rule on Wellness Programs, ADA and GINA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their spouses. The two rules provide guidance to both […]

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Comment Period Extended Until Jan. 28 on EEOC Proposed Wellness Rule

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has extended the comment period on its proposed wellness rule from Dec. 29 to Jan. 28, 2016. The proposed rule addresses “inducements to employees’ spouses or other family members who respond to questions about their current or past medical conditions on health risk assessments (HRA)” in connection with wellness […]

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EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs Under GINA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a proposed rule that would amend the regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act GINA) of 2008 as they relate to employer wellness programs. The proposed regulations address the extent to which an employer may offer an employee inducements for the employee’s spouse who is […]

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EEOC Reaches Settlement on First GINA Lawsuit

Founders Pavilion, Inc., a former Corning, N.Y. nursing and rehabilitation center, will pay $370,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced, marking the first such settlement in history. The EEOC charged that Founders Pavilion requested family medical history as part of its post-offer, pre-employment medical exams […]

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