Although Obamacare allows employers to conduct biometric tests, the EEOC says such tests violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.Read More
The news that Reynolds American, one of the largest U.S. tobacco companies, has decided to ban cigarette smoking in its offices is a breath of fresh air.Read More
As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, there’s still no definitive ruling on the safety and proper regulation of the tobacco-free alternative. It’s up to employers to fill in the gaps.
Supplemental health products, like hospital indemnity and critical insurance plans, have been growing in popularity as out-of-pocket medical costs increase for many employees.
A growing number of companies such as JPMorgan Chase are extending their health care plans to include comprehensive coverage for autism.
Figuring out if your employees are cheating on their sick leave is only as far away as a few clicks of your mouse.Read More
Employers can use the ACA as a framework to communicate the value of their plans in a positive light.
Unless an employee is absolutely unable to perform the essential functions of the job with (or without) reasonable accommodations, a medical diagnosis should never come into play as a reason for termination.Read More
The more the Internet becomes entrenched in our lives, the greater the likelihood that employees will begin embracing ideas such as Internet addiction as a disability and the need for employers to consider and provide reasonable accommodations.Read More
There is a big difference between vigilance and panic. The key for employers in dealing with Ebola is to understand the former while not falling susceptible to the latter.Read More