The EEOC has filed at least three cases—two in WI, one in MN—arguing that surcharging employees who refuse to partake in wellness-program biometric screening is discriminatory. Interesting situation. Two dueling Federal policies: (1) healthcare reform’s openness to wellness programs with bite and (2) antidiscrimination law opposition to discrimination based on an employee’s health condition. The judge in the MN case, yesterday, let the surcharging continue…for now at least.  read more

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