EEOC Opines on COVID-19 Testing by Employers

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The EEOC’s most recent update provides an answer to the following question: “May an employer administer a COVID-19 test (a test to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus) before permitting employees to enter the workplace?”

EEOC Releases Recorded Webinar Addressing Important Questions

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The EEOC published a webinar to address common employer questions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, including: taking employees temperatures, appropriate and inappropriate disclosure of information related to an employee’s COVID-19 diagnosis, and managing employee accommodation requests including requests from employees in the high risk categories identified by the CDC.

EEOC Revises Wellness Plan Regulations

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On Dec. 20, the EEOC revised wellness plan regulations by removing the section that permitted incentives. In doing so, the EEOC left employers back in the quandary they were in before. Neither the law, nor the remaining regulations, expressly prohibit (or permit) incentives.

Absence Matters: Compliance Programs

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Do Your Compliance Programs Measure Up? By Bryon Bass SVP, Disability and Absence Practice & Compliance Sedgwick For compliance purposes, employers need to be aware of the enforcement agenda of … Read More

Compliance Memos: September 2016

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Proliferating Local Paid Sick Leave, Other Protections Chicago requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees effective July 1, 2017. One leave hour is accrued per 40 hours worked, … Read More

Compliance Memos: July 2016

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EEOC Targets Employer Roadblocks to Disability Leave The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in May announced it is monitoring a “troubling trend” that employer disability programs are driving employment policies … Read More