New EEOC Wellness Program Sample Notice For Employers
Short piece today. The EEOC just posted a sample notice dealing with employer wellness programs and their compliance with the recently issued Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rule.
Employers should read it carefully and post it!
“The notice is available at https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/ada-wellness-notice.cfm, and a brief question-and-answer document describing the notice requirement and how to use the sample notice is available at https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/qanda-ada-wellness-notice.cfm.”
“The ADA rule (https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-11558), says that employer wellness programs that ask employees about their medical conditions or that ask employees to take medical examinations (such as tests to detect high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes) must ensure that these programs are reasonably designed to promote health and prevent disease, that they are voluntary, and that employee medical information is kept confidential.”
It won’t hurt!