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HR Best Practices Newsletter

September 12, 2017

Question: Are employees affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters eligible for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave?


Legal and Compliance News

September 11, 2017

EEOC to Substantiate 30% Limit on Wellness Program Incentives

On August 22, 2017, a federal court in the District of Columbia ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to reconsider the limits it placed on wellness program incentives under final regulations the agency issued last year under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  As part of the final regulations, the EEOC set a limit on incentives under wellness programs equal to 30% of the total cost of self-only coverage under the employer’s group health plan.  The court found that the EEOC did not properly consider whether the 30% limit on incentives would ensure the program remained “voluntary” as required by the ADA and GINA and sent the regulations back to the EEOC for reconsideration.


The September Hot Topics

September 4, 2017

Employers do have recourse if they discover that an employee on FMLA leave participates in questionable activities. Here’s what you can learn from one employee’s misstep.


Top Questions and Answers Newsletter

August 15, 2017


Question: During open enrollment, one of our employees dropped her husband from our group health plan. Do we have to offer COBRA in this case?