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Jury Penalizes Employer for Testing Employees’ DNA

In what appears to be the first jury verdict under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”), an Atlanta, Georgia area employer has been found liable for compensatory and punitive damages to two of its employees in a case whose facts read like a bad movie script. The employer operates a warehouse that distributes … Continue Reading

EEOC Proposes Amendments to ADA Regulations Relating To Employer Wellness Programs

The EEOC has proposed amendments to its regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as they relate to employer wellness programs.  These proposed amendments were published on Monday, April 20, triggering a 60-day public notice and comment period.  The proposed amendments aim to define which employer wellness programs are valid under the ADA, which … Continue Reading

EEOC Begins Process to Regulate Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs

Many employers offer wellness programs to employees—such as providing rewards to employees for participating in health and wellness programs (e.g., weight loss, smoking cessation) and achieving particular results, or penalizing employees for declining to participate in such programs in the form of higher insurance premiums—as a way to encourage healthier, more productive workforces while reining … Continue Reading
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