ADVISORY: EEOC POSTS WEBINAR RECORDING ON WELLNESS PROGRAM RULES

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EEOC POSTS WEBINAR RECORDING ON WELLNESS PROGRAM RULES

Webinar Offered to Help Employers and Wellness Programs Comply with EEOC Rules

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has posted online a recording of its Oct. 19 webinar about the agency’s 2016 rules on employer wellness programs and federal law, the agency announced today.

On May 17, EEOC issued final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their family members. The rules allow limited incentives for employees and spouses to participate in such programs, but also include important privacy protections.

EEOC offered a webinar on Oct. 19 to discuss these rules. EEOC attorneys provided information that will help employers and wellness programs comply with the rules, including an overview of both rules and answers to frequently asked questions the Commission has received since the rules were published. Also, a guest speaker from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration discussed the interaction between these EEOC final rules and certain provisions of Title I of GINA and the Affordable Care Act applicable to employment-based group health plan coverage. This webinar is for human resource profes­sionals, benefits attorneys and wellness program vendors.

A recording of the webinar is available at https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/events/webcast-wellness.cfm.

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ADVISORY: EEOC POSTS WEBINAR RECORDING ON NEW EEO-1 REPORT

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EEOC POSTS WEBINAR RECORDING ON NEW EEO-1 REPORT

EEOC Highlights New Requirements to Help Employers Transition to the Pay Data Collection

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has posted online a recording of its Oct. 26, 2016 webinar for employers about the new Employer Information Report or EEO-1 at https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/2017survey-webinar.cfm. This webinar provides an overview of the EEO-1, describes the process of reporting and submitting summary pay and hours worked data, and gives examples of how to enter the data on the new form. A recording of the webinar, the presentation slides, and other resources related to the new EEO-1, including the new form, a Fact Sheet for Small Business, and a questions and answers document are available on EEOC’s 2017 EEO-1 Survey page.

Starting March 2018, the EEO-1 will collect summary pay and hours worked data, in addition to demo­graphic information, from certain employers. The new information will improve investigations of possible pay discrimination, which remains a contributing factor to persistent wage gaps.

EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. More information is available at www.eeoc.gov. Stay connected with the latest EEOC news by subscribing to our email updates.