August 23, 2017 / 1:06 AM / a year ago

Judge orders EEOC to revisit wellness program regulations

A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday said the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must revisit regulations governing employee wellness programs, but said striking them down in the meantime could have “significant disruptive consequences.”

U.S. District Judge John Bates agreed with AARP, a lobbying group for older Americans, that the commission failed to explain how it arrived at a definition of when wellness programs are “voluntary” and valid under federal law.

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