EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Vaccinations and Other Pandemic-Related Issues

May 28, 2021 11:19 am

On May 28, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic and posted a new resource for job applicants and employees. The expanded technical assistance provides new information about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply when an employer offers... View Article

Tips for Addressing ADA Claims as Employees Return to Work

September 28, 2020 10:27 am

The content in this blog post is for general information purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Specific legal questions should be directed to your institution’s legal counsel.  In a recent CUPA-HR webinar, “Avoiding ADA Compliance Pitfalls in a COVID-19 World,” 71 percent of polled participants said they are somewhat worried and 22... View Article

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008  prohibits group health plans and health insurers from denying coverage to a healthy individual or charging that person higher premiums based solely on a genetic predisposition to developing a disease in the future. The legislation also bars employers from using individuals’ genetic information when making hiring, firing, job placement... View Article

Health and Well-Being
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

The Future of WorkThe way we work is changing. Stay up to date on the latest trends, strategies, resources and tools for higher ed HR professionals at CUPA-HR’s Future of Work Resources page. While social distancing has been adopted as a proactive measure during the COVID-19 outbreak, it is not only important to emphasize protecting... View Article

EEOC Finalizes Regulations on Wellness Plans

May 27, 2016 9:04 am

On May 17, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final rules meant to provide employers with new guidance on how to implement wellness plans in their healthcare programs without violating either Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The rules also address... View Article