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Court Vacates EEOC Rules on Wellness Disclosures

A federal district court vacated the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) rules on how employers’ wellness programs must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

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Employer Wellness Program Goals, Communications May Be Missing the Mark

A new survey has found that when it comes to wellness programs and initiatives, many employers are not effectively getting the word out to their employees.  Meanwhile, it reveals that many employers may have objectives for their wellness programs that may be misaligned with their original purpose.

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Don’t Take This Sitting Down! Sedentary Behavior Is Harming Your Employees and Your Bottom Line

Chances are you’ve never thought that you were invisible. But there’s a good chance that the impact of some of your actions are. A study shared at the annual International Sedentary Behavior Network on Physical Activity (ISBNPA) conference revealed how infrequently people mention an all too familiar act: sitting.

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Survey: 2/3 of Workers Would Be Better Employees If They Got More Sleep

With daylight saving time officially coming to an end on Sunday, November 5, it may be time for working Americans to take advantage of that extra hour of sleep. According to a new survey from Glassdoor, three in four (74%) full and part time employees say they get less than 8 hours of sleep on […]

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Court Remands EEOC Wellness Rules, Finding No Support for 30% Threshold

A federal district court remanded the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) wellness program rules, finding it unclear how the rules’ 30% threshold met the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) requirement that wellness programs be “voluntary.”

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To Do: Help Open Enrollment Get Noticed with Video

Did you end last year’s open enrollment with a list of things you wanted to improve? One prominent item on HR’s list of open enrollment enhancements is often the use of video communication. If it’s on your list, read on. In fact, if video isn’t on your list (or even your radar), read on anyway. You may find reasons to add it before we’re through.

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IRS Warns Against Using Wellness Incentives to Skirt Employment Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking to discourage arrangements in which employees can obtain large wellness incentive payments in exchange for a relatively minor after-tax contribution. Contrary to their promoters’ claims, these setups cannot enable employers to finance wellness incentives solely by reducing their employment tax liability, the IRS warned.

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How to Reduce Presenteeism

Presenteeism refers to the situation in which employees are at work, but they are not as productive as they could be because they’re not feeling well—but they’re not feeling sick enough to take a day off, or they don’t have days off to take.

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3 Benefits of Offering Sit-Stand Workstations for Your Employees

As an organization that aims to improve employee health and well-being, Ergotron, Inc. actively engages in research to recognize the impacts of sedentary computer work and educate others on creating workplace cultures of health and movement. Supporting this corporate mission, the company has released findings from its Workplace Movement Assessment, an internal survey of more […]

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