The new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) regs have created a slippery slope that can easily lead to inadvertent violations.
When the Department of Labor (DOL) provided firms with new model COBRA notices, it also tucked away other key health reform info in that document — info that you might have overlooked.
Employers that have managed to hang on to their grandfathered health plans for this long will want to pay close attention to the feds’ final regs on the subject.
You’ve heard it before: For every $1 you spend on wellness, you’ll save $3 to $4 in healthcare costs. Sounds great. But how do you know for sure your wellness program’s working?
We’re all aware that generous benefits packages are an effective enticement for potential hires. But are you willing to go as far as these companies to sweeten employee perks?
This worker clearly had an alcohol problem. But did her employer do what was required to help her?
Wellness initiatives like walking programs or weight-loss competitions may get all the press, but employers are selling their workforce short by not tackling another wellness issue: mental health.
To help themselves survive the recession, more employers are cutting back their benefits packages than expanding them. But what exactly are employers cutting, and what are they keeping?
It doesn’t seem possible that 44 years have passed since Bewitched debuted on TV. In honor of the anniversary, HRB relives some HR blunders involving Darrin Stevens at his workplace, the ad agency McMann and Tate.
When HR Blunders ran a story about how companies are cracking down on employee smoking even off the job, many of our readers called on employers to target overweight workers, too.
A company that tried to force a troubled staff member to seek psychological counseling is at the center of a new, important ADA ruling.
Over the years here at HR Morning, our staff has pored over hundreds of wellness program studies and success stories — and we’ve compiled five traits highly successful programs have in common.
In the battle to contain healthcare costs, it’s easy to overlook one key cost-driver — employees’ dependents.
If an employee walks in and requests FMLA leave for a “qualified exigency” under the recent amendments to the act, you’ll have to use the new form issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The increase in sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have made headlines this fall, but that’s not the only eye-opening statistic coming out of the agency.
Looking for incentives to get overweight employees to buy into a wellness program?
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