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EEOC RELEASES PROPOSED RULE ON EMPLOYER WELLNESS PROGRAMS

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On April 16, 2015, the EEOC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend the regulations and interpretive guidance under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as they relate to employer wellness programs. A copy of the proposed rule can be found here.

 

Barnes & Thornburg has issued an Employment Alert on the proposed regulations. This proposed rule was highly anticipated as recent lawsuits filed by the EEOC raised questions about when wellness plans violated the ADA.

Mark Scudder

Mark D. Scudder is an of counsel member of Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Labor and Employment Law Department in the Fort Wayne, Indiana, office. Mr. Scudder’s practice covers virtually all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation concerning discriminatory practices, worker’s compensation benefits, collective bargaining agreement administration, and grievance and arbitration proceedings. He has represented clients in state and federal courts at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling, alternative dispute resolution, trial and appeal.

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