ADA Legal Webinar Series: Wellness Programs and the ADA

It’s not too late to register for the upcoming ADA Legal Webinar Series session titled “Wellness Programs and the ADA: The Intersection of the ADA and Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs, Reasonable Accommodations, Medical Inquiries, Business Necessity, and Confidentiality” which will be presented by Diego Demaya, J.D., Southwest ADA Center

This series is sponsored by the ADA National Network and hosted by the Great Lakes ADA Center in conjunction with the Southwest ADA Center.

When:  November 18, 2015

Time:  2:00pm-3:30pm ET (adjust the time based on your time zone)

Title:  Wellness Programs and the ADA: The Intersection of the ADA and Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs, Reasonable Accommodations, Medical Inquiries, Business Necessity, and Confidentiality

Description:  There is a new conflict in town: employer-sponsored wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On several occasions the EEOC has sued employers for allegedly forcing compulsory and intrusive wellness programs aimed to improve the general health of employees. Legal Specialist Diego Demaya, J.D. will analyze issues to determine whether these popular Affordable Care Act (ACA) supported health improvement programs pose a discrimination problem against workers with disabilities and a tangible liability on employers. Is there a possible compromise for employers to foster employee wellness while avoiding unlawful medical inquiries? Diego Demaya, J.D., Legal Specialist with the Southwest ADA Center will discuss these and other related issues including:

1)      Key concepts of wellness programs

2)      Identify what laws crisscross with wellness program medical inquiries – including ADA, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Civil Rights Act, etc.

3)      When a Wellness Program conflicts with ADA and other significant laws; e.g., is it truly voluntary and non-penalizing? Does the medical inquiry vitiate GINA and HIPAA?

4)      What has EEOC litigation yielded thus far?

Speaker:  Diego Demaya,  J.D., Legal Specialist, Southwest ADA Center

Certificate of attendance provided

Cost:   Free of charge

This session will be closed captioned via the webinar platform (Blackboard Collaborate)

Registration:  On-line at https://adagreat.powweb.com/WebForms/Login/index.php  (an account on our system is required to register.  Once you set up an account you can register for the session).

Questions or problems with registration?   Contact 877-232-1990 (V/TTY) M-F 8am-5pm CT or by email at webinars@adaconferences.org

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