Legal Issues with Corporate Wellness Programs

June 23, 2010Articles Navigating Healthcare Reform
With rising health care costs and increased loss of worker productivity due to sickness and injury, many employers have implemented wellness programs to educate employees on healthy lifestyles. Though hardly new to the workplace, wellness programs have taken on a new significance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers should take notice, however, that wellness programs are full of legal pitfalls. Wayne E. Pinkstone identifies some of those pitfalls and provides practical ways for employers to avoid them.