The new regulations under the Affordable Care Act allow employers to offer bigger rewards for workplace wellness programs that incentivize employees to improve their health, but the rules fail to give guidance on whether such programs could run afoul of ...Read More »
California state legislators have approved a bill that would protect residents from genetic discrimination by employers, mortgage lenders, insurers and state agencies, among others.Read More »
Employers may be legally obligated under the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act to take greater steps to safeguard employee medical records, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently cautioned in an informal discussion letter.
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In the past year, Lawyers USA has covered the major developments in employment law, including case law, litigation, legislation and tips and trends for small and solo firms. Here's a look back at our employment law highlights of 2010.Read More »
Employers may want to get to know a new statute named GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. The law went into effect in November and protects employees from discrimination based on genetic information, but an employer also violates GINA by mere “acquisition” of genetic information, including an employee’s family medical history. That means that any employer that monitors employees’ social media sites may be opening itself up to liability.Read More »