This month the federal government issued new rules on how employers can stay within medical privacy laws, while offering workers financial incentives for employees participation in wellness programs.
The new rules came after provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Actthat allowed U.S. employers to increase the rewards they offer to employees who participate in wellness programs were challenged in lawsuits, and a ruling by the EEOC that found requests for private medical information connected with incentive-based wellness programs violated the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
Do you have questions about your company’s incentives for participation in a wellness program and your protected medical information? At Betts & Associates we are ready to represent you in your employment law case. Just call our office in Atlanta at (404) 577-8888 or our office in Rome, GA at (706) 235-7575 to schedule an appointment.