From labor disputes cases to labor and employment publications, for your research, you’ll find solutions on Bloomberg Law®. Protect your clients by developing strategies based on Litigation...
Oct. 24 — AARP wants a federal court in Washington to block the EEOC’s recently issued rules that allow employers to use financial inducements to spur employee participation in workplace wellness programs ( AARP v. EEOC , D.D.C., No. 16-2113, complaint filed 10/24/16 ).
The lawsuit is the first challenging the agency’s Americans with Disabilities Act rule and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act rule that allow employers to offer limited incentives for wellness plan participation.
The two rules, issued in May, didn’t please disability rights groups or business representatives.
Civil rights advocates said the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission violated the ADA by effectively forcing employees to undergo medical exams and inquiries to keep their jobs. Business groups complained the EEOC rules contradicted Affordable Care Act regulations by limiting the incentives that employers could offer.
In its lawsuit, AARP said the EEOC rules violate the Administrative Procedure Act as well as the ADA and GINA provisions that protect employees from involuntary disclosure of their health and genetic information. It asked the federal district court to issue a preliminary injunction that would block the EEOC rules, which are slated to take effect on Jan. 1.
To contact the reporter on this story: Kevin McGowan in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org
Text of the complaint is available at http://www.bloomberglaw.com/public/document/v_AARP_et_al_Docket_No_116cv02113_DDC_Oct_24_2016_Court_Docket.
Copyright © 2016 The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)