Friday, November 18, 2011

Force me to be healthy? I'll sue!

Upcoming Audio Conference:

Will Bribing Your Employees to Be Healthy Save You Money—or Land You in Court?

How far can a wellness program go in "encouraging" employees to be healthy? And can you refuse to hire people who don't take care of themselves?

The answers may surprise you. In addition to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, employers have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, and state lifestyle protection and lawful products statutes.

Employment lawyer Robin Shea of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, author of the blog Employment & Labor Insider, will guide you through the maze of laws governing wellness programs and incentives and help you determine how far you can go to encourage wellness and keep your premiums low—without running into legal problems for your company.

Learning Objectives:

* The "carrot": How far can you legally go in rewarding healthy behavior?
* 3 lousy lifestyle habits that you ban at your peril
* How the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act affects the way you gather information in health risk assessments and wellness programs
* 3 ways to encourage wellness without discriminating against the ADA-disabled
* The "stick": 4 wellness "punishments" that are 100% legal

Presented by:

Robin E. Shea

Robin E. Shea has more than 20 years of experience representing employers in labor and employment law and is a partner in the Winston-Salem, NC, office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP. Robin is a frequent speaker and writer on employment law topics and is editor-in-chief of Constangy’s client publications, author of Constangy’s main blog, “Employment & Labor Insider,” and covers labor and employment law developments on Twitter (@RobinEShea).

This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCIs criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Product Options:

Audio Conference Only: $219.00
Audio Conference CD Only: $229.00 (includes S&H)
Audio Conference + CD: $329.00 (includes S&H)

You don't want to miss this exciting audio conference. Register today!

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