Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

Current Issues in Employment Law EL701

Not currently offered

This program currently has no scheduled dates.

Wellness Programs and the ACA: At Odds With EEO Laws and Collective Bargaining Agreements?

Affordable Care Act regulations encourage employers to implement Wellness Programs (e.g., smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.) with an assumed resulting reduction in cost of insurance coverage. Are these savings real? Additionally, there are legal implications including the question of disparate impact discrimination under Title VII, the ADA, GINA, as well as HIPAA issues.

Do these programs conflict with provisions of collective bargaining agreements, leading to grievances? The Final Rules issued by the Departments of Health & Human Services, Labor and Treasury outline nondiscrimination standards for incentives to reward employees who meet the wellness goals.

How are these programs developed? Join our panel to discuss the legal issues facing employers, unions, benefit plans, and workers and the attorneys who represent them.

Our panel of experts includes:

  • Susan E. Bernstein, Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Elizabeth Grossman, Director, PAIR & PABSS, Disability Rights New York, Disability Advocates, Inc., and formerly Regional Attorney, NY District Office, EEOC
  • Tom Kennedy, Partner, Kennedy, Jennik & Murray P.C.
  • Joan Smyth, Partner, Mercer
  • Moderated by Mark Brossman, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Friday, February 28, 2014
8:30am – Registration
9:00am-11:00am – Program

Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center
16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

2.0 NYS CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

$150 (includes materials and continental breakfast)

Sponsored by Kennedy, Jennik & Murray P.C. and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP