US: New EEOC guidance for wellness programs

Large employers using wellness programs to reduce the cost of medical benefits must take care not to inadvertently violate various federal laws, including The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and The Genetic Nondiscrimination Act. To assist employers in this regard, on 16 May 2016, the Equal Employment … Read more

US: Proposed new obligation for large US employers to report pay information

A rule recently proposed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seeks to expand the scope of information that US employers with over 100 employees ("Qualified Employers") must currently report to the federal government. Specifically, in addition to reporting the race, gender, and ethnicity of their employees, the proposed rule would also require Qualified Employers … Read more

EU: Data protection – proposed EU-US Privacy Shield

The EU Commission and the US have agreed on a new framework to facilitate the transfer of EU personal data to the US, the EU-US Privacy Shield, following the ECJ ruling that the old Safe Harbour framework was invalid (see here). The Article 29 Working Party (ie, the EU data protection regulators) have called on … Read more