Corporate Wellness Programs: Are They a Wise Investment for Employers?

With the permission of TLNT and Jeremy Sharp I am reposting a terrific article that lends clarification regarding the new GINA regulations issued in November 2010, ADA and HIPAA compliance for wellness programs. TLNT is a HR blog about “The Business of HR,” with news, insight, and topical information from experts and thought leaders in HR, talent management, and all areas related to HR and managing a workforce. Jeremy Sharp, a partner at Walter & Haverfield in Cleveland, concentrates his practice primarily in the field of employee benefits and executive compensation. He also has experience handling related legal issues involving taxation, labor and employment law, school law and health care reform. You can contact him at jsharp@walterhav.com.

 Corporate Wellness Programs: Are They a Wise Investment for Employers?

Final rule will expand FMLA for military families and clarify rules for workers and employers

The U.S. Department of Labor has published a final rule on Nov. 17 to update its regulations under the 15-year-old Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — a measure that will help workers and their employers better understand their rights and responsibilities, and speed the implementation of a new law that expands FMLA coverage for military family members.

 

This final rule, for the first time, gives America’s military families special job-protected leave rights. Click here for new rules

 

Can your wellness program pass the test?

 

What types of health promotion or disease prevention programs offered by a group health plan must comply with the Department’s final wellness program regulations and how does a plan determine whether such a program is in compliance with the regulations?

 

Click here to take the test

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