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ADA and Wellness Programs

The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of a disability, and it also prohibits requiring employees to undergo a disability-related inquiry or a medical examination if it is not job-related and consistent with business necessity – unless the inquiry or examination is done through a voluntary wellness program.

At AWC, we are committed to arming our member cities with the tools to design effective and compliant wellness programs. We partnered with Kiran Griffith at Stoel Rives LLP to publish the article, Assessing the Health of Your Wellness Program Under HIPAA, the ADA, and GINA.

Learn more about how key federal laws like the ADA could impact your wellness programs, and identify the steps that you can take to ensure that your programs are in compliance. View pages 7–12 for information about the ADA, and how the new EEOC proposed rules might impact you.

Get more ADA at the Healthy Worksite Summit!

Want to hear directly from Kiran? She will be presenting our wellness webinar on April 21, and she will also speak about this topic at our Healthy Worksite Summit on March 24. Register today for the Summit. Registration is free for Trust members. Webinar registration will be available in March.

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