Workplace Wellness? Not so fast…

While these programs are all the rage, and an $8 billion industry, the Journal of the American Medical Association recently found “… they don’t cut costs for employers, reduce absenteeism or improve workers’ health.” While they did get workers to exhibit more health behaviors, there were no measurable medical indicators showing improved health. Further it didn’t change how much employers …

EEOC Final Wellness Program Rules – Part 1

On May 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or the Commission) issued a final rule to amend the Regulations and the accompanying Interpretive Guidance (also known as the Appendix) implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as they relate to employer wellness programs. A notice of proposed rulemaking was previously issued on April 20, 2015. …