Posts Tagged ‘employee wellness programs’

EEOC Rescinds Financial Incentive Rules for Wellness Programs in 2019

The new year brings a major change that affects employer wellness programs – the EEOC is rescinding regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) relating to the use of financial incentives in employer-sponsored wellness programs. The EEOC published notices in the Federal Register on December 20, 2018 […]

3 Jan 19 - Benefits - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

2016 Midyear Employment Law Update

It’s already been a busy 2016 for employers, with lots of action from the California Legislature, federal and state agencies, local governments and our courts. CalChamber’s free 2016 Midyear Employment Law Update white paper recaps some of the more significant developments to date in these areas: Wage and Hour Discrimination and Harassment Disability Related Protections […]

12 Jul 16 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Issues Sample Notice for Employers Offering Wellness Programs

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. The rules apply prospectively to workplace wellness programs beginning on or after January 1, 2017. Under […]

17 Jun 16 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Issues New Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

Today, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. The intent of the new rules is to provide guidance on how workplace wellness programs can […]

16 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

More Proposed Regulations on Employer Wellness Programs

The EEOC recently issued proposed rules relating to how the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. Some employers that provide health insurance also offer wellness programs that intend to encourage healthier lifestyles or prevent disease. In some cases, the programs offer financial incentives for […]

6 Nov 15 - Benefits, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »