5 Employee Wellness Program Tips As EEOC Revisits Regs

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 12:27 PM EST) -- As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conducts a court-ordered review of its wellness program rules, employers that offer such programs must remain cautious about not penalizing workers too harshly if they don't participate and be ready to alter their programs if the regulations change.

Last year, the EEOC attempted to clarify the compliance obligations for employer-sponsored wellness plan under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act by issuing regulations that allowed employers to offer financial incentives or penalties of up to 30 percent of the cost of individual health coverage.

But over the summer, U.S. District...

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