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Bruce Gillis

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Did a Federal Court ‘Squash’ Using Carrots in Wellness Programs?

Posted by Bruce Gillis on Jan 9, 2018 11:15:00 AM

Late last month, while most of us were focused on picking out holiday gifts and picking apart the new tax law, a federal court ruled that effective Jan. 1, 2019, employer-sponsored wellness programs must be truly voluntary. This means that unless the government can write new rules before then, employers may no longer offer employees incentives (or threaten penalties) for wellness program participation involving medical exams or inquiries. The case, AARP v. EEOC, could change workplace wellness as we know it.

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