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Guidance on employer incentives for wellness participation is on the way, says EEOC

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, GINA
Hallelujah! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced this week that it plans to issue guidance on employers’ ability to offer incentives to employees based on their participation in wellness programs, or whether they provide information in response to health risk assessments. I’ve blogged about this issue in the past – here, here, here, and here. There … Continue Reading

Happy *hic* New Year! 2011 labor and employment law year in review

Posted in Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act, Class actions, Discrimination, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, GINA, Harassment, Independent Contractor, Labor Relations, Protected Concerted Activity, Retaliation, Social media, Wage-Hour
Here is a whimsical and moderately amusing catalog of the major employment and labor law developments from 2011. (I just heard that the world really isn't going to end on 12/21/12. What's with that? You mean we have to do this again next year?)… Continue Reading

Is it ok under the ADA and the GINA to offer wellness incentives? The EEOC explains it all for you

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Discrimination, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, GINA
Is it legal to bribe your employees to be healthy? Wouldn't that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or something? A recently-released opinion letter from the legal counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission addresses these questions… Continue Reading

The ADAAA, the ADA, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Discrimination, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, GINA, HIPAA Privacy
We were told that we needed the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act because the ADA didn't protect employees' genetic information. However, there is a great deal of overlap, although the laws have different purposes. Here's my attempt at putting the ADA, the ADAAA, and the GINA together… Continue Reading