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protected content EEOC to Mainstream Wellness Programs: Just Kidding! Sorta!

Today, after not such a long wait but a pretty intense period of concern, shall we say, the EEOC issued its proposed regulations on… More

protected content House Hearing on Wellness Programs Does Not Paint a Positive Picture of the EEOC, Shall We Say…

Today the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce held a hearing to debate the pros and cons of several workforce-related bills, including HR 1189… More

protected content Senate and House Introduce Favorable Bills on Wellness

Eight House and Senate Republicans have introduced two identical bills to stop the EEOC from pursuing what the agency claims are violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) by employer-based wellness programs. … More

protected content Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Wellness Plans

The wellness hearing hosted by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee this morning was the Congressional equivalent of … More

protected content Senate HELP Committee Grills Two EEOC Nominees

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on November 13 held a hearing on the re-nomination of David Lopez to again be General Counsel of the EEOC and the nomination of Charlotte Burrows to be the fifth EEOC Commissioner to replace a Commissioner whose term expired in September. … More

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Court Rulings

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District Court Denies EEOC’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order and Injunction against Company Wellness Program

Today, the judge in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota denied EEOC’s request for a TRO/PI, finding that the Honeywell wellness program inflicted no “irreparable harm”. … More

protected content EEOC Leaps into the Wellness Fray AGAIN

The EEOC has double-downed on their rulemaking-through-lawsuit approach to wellness programs by suing Flambeau, Inc., for a similar violation of the ADA. … More

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Judicial Documents

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District Court Denies EEOC’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order and Injunction against Company Wellness Program

Today, the judge in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota denied EEOC’s request for a TRO/PI, finding that the Honeywell wellness program inflicted no “irreparable harm”. … More

protected content EEOC Once Again Goes after Employer Wellness Plan; Files for Temporary Restraining Order

Yesterday the EEOC filed for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and an Expedited Preliminary Injunction in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, claiming that Honeywell’s wellness program violates both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). … More

protected content EEOC Leaps into the Wellness Fray AGAIN

The EEOC has double-downed on their rulemaking-through-lawsuit approach to wellness programs by suing Flambeau, Inc., for a similar violation of the ADA. … More

protected content EEOC Leaps into the Wellness Fray

In a complaint filed yesterday, the EEOC sued Orion Energy Systems Inc. The EEOC claims that Orion violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it forced an employee to submit to medical exams and inquiries that were not job-related and consistent with business necessity as part of a wellness program that, according to the EEOC, was not voluntary. … More

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Legislative Documents

protected content Senate and House Introduce Favorable Bills on Wellness

Eight House and Senate Republicans have introduced two identical bills to stop the EEOC from pursuing what the agency claims are violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) by employer-based wellness programs. … More

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Press Releases

ERIC Outraged over Latest Wellness Suit Brought by EEOC

On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a memorandum in Federal District Court in Minnesota asking for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), alleging that wellness programs sponsored by Honeywell violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). “This is an outrageous development, and one that could potentially jeopardize not only the health of America’s workers, but also that of their spouses,” said Gretchen Young, ERIC Senior Vice President for Health Policy. … More

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Regulatory Documents

protected content EEOC Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda Indicates Agency Planning to Opine on Wellness

For some time now, we have been concerned that the EEOC will decide to flex its muscles on whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is under the agency’s jurisdiction, permits employers to offer rewards under their wellness programs. … More

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Testimony

protected content The Enduring Trials and Tribulations of Wellness Programs, Plus a New FocusOn Call

Yesterday the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in response to several years of badgering by (and numerous meetings with) ERIC and our member companies, held a hearing to address “Wellness Programs under Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws.” … More

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