AARP v. EEOC and Vacating Wellness Program Regulations

2016: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released final regulations under Title I of the ADA and Title II of GINA regarding wellness programs. Regulations apply to any participation-based and/or outcomes-based programs that include disability-related inquires and/or medical examinations (no medical exam or disability inquiry, no problem) ADA and GINA regulations limit the maximum reward or penalty for employee or spouse... Read More

Are You Prepared for the Updated Employer Information Report EEO-1?

Are You Prepared for the Updated Employer Information Report EEO-1? Photo:Tony Webster The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, is a compliance survey report, mandated by federal law, which requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category. In a nutshell, this report helps federal regulators track and pin down hour and wage disparities based on race/ethnicity... Read More

Keep Wellness Simple…and Subtle?

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With the latest recommended strictures on wellness programs from the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), it may be time to take a break from to the “walking challenges and health risk assessments” school of corporate wellness thinking.  Instead, as Schindler Elevator Corporation found, integrating corporate goals and changing the vocabulary of wellness allowed the company to integrate wellbeing practices into its... Read More