Heightened EEOC Scrutiny of Employee Wellness Programs: Navigating Conflicts Between ACA Incentives and EEOC Enforcement

Webinar (EDT)

Frank C. Morris, Jr., Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Litigation practices, will present “Heightened EEOC Scrutiny of Employee Wellness Programs: Navigating Conflicts Between ACA Incentives and EEOC Enforcement,” a Strafford webinar.

This CLE webinar will help benefits and human resources counsel advise companies on designing and implementing employee wellness plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act’s provisions without triggering an EEOC or DOL investigation. The panel will help counsel navigate the myriad laws impacting wellness plans—including the ADA, GINA, HIPAA—and design and implement plans that do not run afoul of the EEOC’s latest objections.

Topics include:

  • What are the best practices for structuring wellness programs to comply with the latest HIPAA and ACA anti-discrimination regulations?
  • How does the definition of “voluntariness” (ADA and GINA) apply to wellness programs? What considerations should be made when structuring those programs based on the definition? What are the key provisions of EEOC’s proposed Wellness Rule
  • How can wellness programs cause a disparate impact based on race, age, gender or disability? What techniques should be employed to avoid those claims?
  • What NLRA and other federal law issues need to be considered in implementing a wellness program?
  • What state law issues, including lifestyle laws, impact wellness programs?

For more information, contact Mr. Morris or visit Straffordpub.com.