• IMPORTANT NOTICE: EEOC Announces PROPOSED Rule Regarding Wellness Programs, Open Comment Period
  • May 13, 2015 | Author: Brian P. Fox
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued proposed regulations regarding wellness programs. The proposed rule provides guidance on the extent to which the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) permits employers to offer incentives to employees to promote participation in employer-offered wellness programs. The primary purpose of the EEOC’s proposed rule is to reconcile provisions in the Affordable Care Act (“Act”), which allow for health-contingent wellness programs, with provisions in the ADA which place limitations on some components of wellness programs.