EEOC Issues Sample Notice for Employer Wellness Programs

There has been a lot of talk about how employers can run afoul of the ADA when collecting employee health information in connection with employer wellness programs.  Today, the EEOC issued a sample notice that: “will help employers who have wellness programs comply with their obligations under a recently issued Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rule.”  As explained by the EEOC, the recently issued ADA rule requires: “employers who offer wellness programs that collect employee health information to provide a notice to employees informing them what information will be collected, how it will be used, who will receive it, and what will be done to keep it confidential.”

The sample notice is here:

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/ada-wellness-notice.cfm

FAQs about use of the notice are here: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/qanda-ada-wellness-notice.cfm

The EEOC press release is here: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-16-16.cfm

 

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