New Crawford Advisors Webinar: Wellness Plans On Trial - EEOC Wisconsin vs. Orion Energy Systems

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Crawford Advisors general counsel reviews EEOC litigation against employer wellness plans.

Crawford Advisors, LLC Group Benefits & Compliance Experts

Crawford Advisors, LLC Group Benefits & Compliance Experts

Join Crawford Advisors for this nationally recognized benefits and compliance webinar series.

Join Crawford Advisors General Counsel and Vice President-Compliance, Patrick Haynes, as he reviews the EEOC’s litigation against employer’s wellness plans. Wisconsin-based Orion Energy Systems allegedly violated federal law by requiring an employee to submit to medical exams and other inquiries that, according to the EEOC, were not consistent with business necessity as part of a "wellness program", The case, (EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, Civil Action 1:14-cv-01019) was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Green Bay Division. The EEOC stated the following in their 8-20-14 press release, "The EEOC maintains that Orion's wellness program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it was applied to Schobert, and that Orion retaliated against Schobert because of her good-faith objections to the wellness program. The EEOC further asserts that Orion interfered with Schobert's exercise of her federally protected right to not be subjected to unlawful medical exams and disability-related inquiries." Topics discussed in this on demand webinar include:

  • EEOC vs. Orion Energy Systems
  • Other Applicable EEOC Cases
  • Compare/Contrast those cases to bona-fide HIPAA/PPACA Compliant Wellness Plans
  • Strategies for implementing plans that make sense and avoid litigation

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Open to all HR professionals - but not brokers, agents, TPAs, PEOs


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