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President Biden’s Updated COVID-19 Decrees – What Employers Should Know

In his speech last Thursday, September 9th, President Biden laid out his administration's updated mandates for tackling COVID-19. This post…

Employers Respond To FDA Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age or older.…

CDC Guidance Released As Millions Of Adults Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

On March 8, the CDC released its first set of guidance for adults that have received the COVID-19 vaccine. A year after the first cases were reported…

Biden Administration Calls On Employers To Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Last month, the White House COVID Response Team gave a press briefing on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, focusing on continued…

EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Incentive Rules, Impacting Workplace Wellness Programs

This blog was written by a guest contributor, Barbara Zabawa, President of the Center for Health and Wellness Law. On January 7, 2021, the US Equal…

Experts Explain Details Surrounding Proposed EEOC Rule Changes

Following years of anticipation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is finally moving forward with new guidance regarding…

With Reopening Plans Underway, Employers Shouldn’t Leave Out Benefits Changes

In May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations, the IRS issued a notice giving employers the option to allow employees to…

USPSTF Recommends Hypertension Screening for All Adults

Hypertension is one of the most common physical health issues today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half…

EEOC Announces New Rules For Wellness Program Incentives

On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted in favor of a proposed rule regarding incentives in employer wellness…

Amazon Sued Over COVID-19 Employee Safety Concerns

For many employers right now, it isn’t just health fears or financial concerns alone that are driving their work policies during the COVID-19…

CDC Releases Reopening Recommendations For Office Spaces

Communities across the country are in the process of lifting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. The majority of these initial reopening phases…

Navigating COVID-19 Employee Health Checks With Limited Legal Guidance

As employers focus on ways in which they can continue essential operations, reopen businesses, and implement safety precautions in light of COVID-19,…

EEOC To Update Wellness Rules In January 2020

In mid-2018, just before the then-current wellness regulations were to expire in January 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…

Yale Lawsuit Highlights Risks Of Mandatory Wellness Programs

Companies offer wellness programs because leaders and employees see the benefits of promoting physical, mental, social, and financial fitness.…

No Action From EEOC On Wellness Regulations

The current wellness regulations sunset in January 2019, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has employers guessing “what’s…

Regulatory Considerations For Giving Non-Smokers Extra Vacation Days

The wellness industry was abuzz a few weeks ago when a Japanese marketing company, Piala, made headlines for its vacation day policy. In September…

Wellness Rule Review To Last Until August 2018, Implementation 2021

In August 2017, Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum in the AARP’s lawsuit against the U.S.…

Judge: EEOC Must Reconsider Wellness Rules

On August 22, 2017, Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum in the AARP’s lawsuit against the…

Apple Tightens Criteria For Digital Health Apps

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published final guidance articulating the difference between the “low-risk” digital…

EEOC: Employers Must Provide Advance Notice To Employees For Screenings And HRAs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new rules on May 17, 2016 that will require employers that offer wellness programs that…

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