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Category: GINA

EEOC Continues Legal Action Against Employer Wellness Programs

From the National Business Coalition on Health The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a new lawsuit against an employee wellness program on October 27, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, seeks a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to prevent Honeywell International Inc.... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, October 31, 2014

EEOC Files Second Lawsuit Challenging An Employer Wellness Program

MBGH and National Business Coalition on Health thank the American Benefits Council for the information provided in this post.    On October 1, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit challenging a wellness plan sponsored by Flambeau, Inc. (a Wisconsin-based manufacturer with 1,600 employees) as violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The EEOC lawsuit in EEOC v. Flambeau, Inc. alleges that the company's wellness plan... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, October 9, 2014

EEOC Asked to Investigate Personal Health Information Collected by Employers

From the National Business Coalition on Health: The New York Times reports that a federal lawmaker is asking the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate employer wellness programs that seek detailed health information from employees, and to issue guidelines preventing employers from using such programs to discriminate against workers. The request, by Representative Louise M. Slaughter, Democrat of New York and a staunch advocate for health privacy rights, came a few days... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 14, 2013

Final GINA Regulations Released

Read the Employee Benefit News article regarding final GINA requlations issues November 9, 2010. Get  a copy of the Federal Register for GINA regulations. According to Employee Benefit News, "GINA and its new implementing regulations:  • Prohibit the use of genetic information in employment decisions, including those concerning hiring, firing, compensation, and terms and conditions of employment; • Generally bar employers from requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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