Several months ago, the EEOC announced its intent to issue regulations interpreting whether employer wellness plans are legal or illegal medical exams under the ADA. Thankfully, last Thursday the EEOC published its proposed regulations, and its good news...
Nearly a year ago, the 6th Circuit sent a strong message to the EEOC in dismissing a case regarding its “expert” witness retained to challenge an employer’s use of credit checks. Last Friday, the 4th Circuit affirmed the dismissal of...
On January 13, 2015, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) made arguments that fly in the face of President Obama’s call for transparency and open government...
The American Bar Association sponsored a webinar this
week on the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was noteworthy for its
inclusion of EEOC commissioners Chai
Feldblum (Democrat) and Victoria
I'm usually such a doom...
The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 took effect January 1,
2009, and broadened the definition of a disability that makes a person eligible
for the protections of the ADA. Taking into account this new, broadened
definition of disability, on May 15, 2013...
by Mark C. Dean
As the calendar rolls over into a new year, many of us are busy making resolutions, and it seems that certain government enforcement agencies are no different. On January 14, 2015, the EEOC held its first meeting of the new year, resolving...
It is no secret that health care costs for employers and
their employees are out of control in this country. Many employers have
attempted to hold down these rising costs by offering wellness-program
incentives - insurance premium reductions to employees...
Is your company an EEOC target?
before about the Strategic
Enforcement Plan of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
which was officially adopted last December, and the Commission's
priorities. Last week, EEOC Commissioner...
Consistent with its strategic plan to provide up-to-date
guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws, last week, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission issued this
press release in which it announced that it had revised...
In one of the most bizarre employer appeals I've ever seen, a company called Mach Mining asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a suit by EEOC because EEOC didn't engage in sufficient conciliation efforts. Conciliation is a fancy term for trying to...
The EEOC has announced that
it will be holding a meeting on May 8, 2013, to hear from invited panelists on
the treatment of wellness programs under federal law, with an emphasis on
understanding the ways that the ADA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination...
by Marcia L. DePaula
Many employers who provide health coverage to their employees have initiated wellness programs within the workplace over the years in order to reduce health care costs. These wellness programs may include initiatives to motivate...
Don’t be surprised if you start getting more electronic communications from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC has initiated a new online pilot program to transmit documents electronically. This move, according to the EEOC, will...
It's that time of year again - the EEOC
Performance and Accountability Report has been released.
Recapping FY 2011,
the Report provides a glimpse into the inner-workings of the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission - where it is going and...
You may recall the lawsuit filed the EEOC claiming that a New York employer forced its employees to join a religion called “Onionhead.”
Now, Employment Law 360 reports [subscription required] that the company’s counsel is trying to...