• EEOC Issues Final Wellness Plan Regulations and Immediately Asserts Retroactive Effect
  • August 3, 2016 | Authors: Fred W. Alvarez; Eric S. Dreiband; Michael J. Gray; Matthew W. (Matt) Lampe; Blake Pulliam
  • Law Firms: Jones Day - Palo Alto Office ; Jones Day - Washington Office ; Jones Day - Chicago Office ; Jones Day - New York Office ; Jones Day - Washington Office
  • On May 16, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) finalized highly anticipated regulations that purport to define the extent to which the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) permit employer-sponsored wellness plans. The final regulations (“Final Rules”) were published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2016.1