Tag Archives: GINA

Employer Wellness Programs: New Rule Increases Maximum Permissible Reward and Also Imposes Anti-discrimination Safeguards

Last Wednesday, the United States issued a final rule that will impact employer wellness programs starting January 1, 2014.  This rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (collectively, the “Departments”), provides additional flexibility to employers with respect to the financial rewards that can be offered for achieving health-based … Continue Reading

Additional Recordkeeping Under GINA?

On Friday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a final rule which mandates that employers retain workplace records so that the agency is able to ensure compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act’s (GINA) prohibition of employment discrimination based on a worker’s genetic information.  GINA prohibits the use of genetic information in making … Continue Reading

“The more laws are written, the more criminals are produced.” – Lao Tzu: A Reflection on California’s New Employment Laws, Part I

California’s governor recently approved almost two dozen new employment-related laws.  Employers with any employees in California should consider whether the laws will impact their business operations.  Those most likely to appreciably affect employers will be summarized in this three part series: Senate Bill 299 and Assembly Bill 592:  Additional Pregnancy Disability and Leave-Related Protections  (Both … Continue Reading