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Employer-Sponsored Workplace Wellness Programs May Require Adjustments in Light of New EEOC Rules

June 10, 2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued two final rules regarding employer-sponsored wellness programs. The rules arose as a result of the interplay between several federal statutes which touch upon wellness programs, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Americans with…

When Should Leave be Provided as a Reasonable Accommodation?

June 10, 2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In 2015, charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleging employer violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) reached a new high and increased 6% from the previous year. The EEOC’s analysis of these charges revealed that many arose out of an employer’s refusal to…