Federal judge to EEOC: Your wellness-program incentive rules are kind’ve a big dumpster fire

Well, maybe not in those words exactly. But, the judge did have some scathing words for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s take on wellness-program incentives. Remind me. What are these incentive rules? Back in 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission passed new regulations impacting wellness programs. Among other things, them jawns provide that, if a wellness…

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Fact or fiction: The FMLA may protect pre-eligible employees

That’s right folks. It’s time for another edition of “Fact or Fiction” a/k/a “Quick Answers to Quick Questions” a/k/a QATQQ f/k/a “I don’t feel like writing a long blog post.” Let’s do an FMLA quiz. We know that an FMLA-eligible employee must check three boxes: Work at a location that employs 50 employees within 75…

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How would you respond if your employee was photographed marching in Charlottesville over the weekend?

Following a tumultuous weekend in Charlottesville, VA, where a white nationalist march turned deadly, it appears as though at least one attendee will return home from the rally to find himself unemployed. “Unite the Right” attendees are getting outed on social media and apparently losing their jobs. Seth Millstein at Bustle.com (here) and  James Wilkinson and…

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