By:  Claudia D. Orr


For those of you with “wellness plans” you understand the concern of running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, not to mention “HIPAA” (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

Well, help is on the way from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which has just issued a sample notice for your employer sponsored wellness program.  Click here for your sample notice:

This article was written by Claudia D. Orr, who is Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of Detroit SHRM, and an experienced labor/employment attorney at the Detroit office of Plunkett Cooney (a full service law firm and resource partner of Detroit SHRM).  She can be reached at or at (313) 983-4863. For more information go to:

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