3 Questions About EEOC Rules And Wellness Programs

By Ben James (April 17, 2015, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The proposed U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule published Monday on using financial incentives to encourage worker participation in wellness programs was welcomed by management-side attorneys, but they still had questions about the wording of the rule, the Americans with Disabilities Act's safe harbor provision for insurance plans and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. 

The proposed rule's publication in the Federal Register on Monday triggers a 60-day public comment period, giving the public until July 19 to submit comments. The EEOC posed specific questions and said the agency looked forward to receiving comments that would shape the regulation. 

Management-side lawyers called...

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