Management Update
Volume 4, Issue 12
December 2015
EEOC Issues Another NPR Regarding Employee Wellness Programs
Recently, the EEOC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPR) interpreting Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) regarding employee wellness programs that are part of group health plans. Title II of GINA generally protects job applicants, employees and others from employment discrimination based on their genetic information. It also restricts employers from obtaining and using genetic information in making decisions about employment, including information about an employee's spouse.  An exception to the limitations on an employer's use of genetic information applies when an employee voluntarily accepts health services offered by an employer, including services as part of a wellness program, and employers offering group health insurance should be aware of the new proposed rule. Full article by Jerry L. Stovall, Jr. here. 
OSHA Says that Fainting at the Sight of Blood is Recordable

Last week the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an interpretation letter indicating that fainting may be a recordable event even if the loss of consciousness was due to a non-recordable injury. Full article by Jerry L. Stovall, Jr. here. 
OPM Says "Ban the Box" Proposed Rule On The Way

 The Office of Personnel Management's semiannual regulatory agenda predicts that it will issue a proposed rule prohibiting federal agencies from inquiring about job applicants' criminal histories in May 2016. President Barack Obama directed the OPM in early November to modify federal hiring rules to delay criminal history inquiries until later in the hiring process. OPM also said that is will issue a proposed rule in January to change current regulations governing the certification of agency performance management systems for federal senior executives. 
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