Good news! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced in its 2015 regulatory agenda that it will be issuing proposed regulations on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act on wellness programs.
Yesterday, Senate Republicans on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee issued a minority report criticizing the EEOC’s litigation tactics.
Employers have become accustomed to the federal courts rubber stamping EEOC subpoenas seeking company-wide information based on a single charge of discrimination.
Today the Republicans on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions issued a Minority Staff Report entitled, “EEOC: An Agency on the Wrong Track? Litigation Failures, Misfocused Priorities, and Lack of Transparency Raise Concerns about Important Anti-Discrimination Agency.”
Senator Alexander’s Report Puts the Spotlight On the EEOC — and Promises Further Oversight in the Next Congress
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the current Ranking Member and soon to be Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, today issued a report entitled EEOC: An Agency on the Wrong Track? Litigation Failures, Misfocused Priorities, and Lack of Transparency Raise Concerns About Important Anti-Discrimination Agency, which can be found here.
Back in the summer, we wrote about the Equal Opportunity Commission’s release of its updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
On November 17, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower (“OWB”) released its fourth Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program to Congress, which details information on OWB’s activities and bounty payouts for the fiscal year, as described in our posts on the 2012 and 2013 Annual Reports.
EEOC’s 2014 Performance and Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts to Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation
On November 18, 2014, the EEOC released its 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (“PAR”). The Report is an annual scorecard of sorts for the EEOC. It reflects the progress of the EEOC’s continued efforts to follow enforcement priorities outlined in its 2012 strategic enforcement plan (“SEP”) (read more here), including its systemic litigation initiative.
Can an employer require employees to undergo biometric testing or suffer penalties under their health benefit plan as part of a corporate wellness program?