DOL Exacting Fines for Noncompliant Wellness Incentives

This is a preview. View original post on this site

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is stepping up enforcement of the limits on permissible wellness incentives. For example, Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. agreed to pay a $14,563.50 penalty and return a total of $145,635 in tobacco surcharges to employees who originally had to pay them (Acosta v. Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc., No. 1:18-cv-02993-JRS-MJD (S.D. Ind., settled Nov. 29, 2018)).

Source: Kenishirotie / shutterstock

The wellness program rules issued in 2006 and amended in 2013 by the DOL and other agencies allow financial incentives (positive or negative) of up to 50 percent of coverage costs to discourage tobacco use.

Read Complete Article


Subscribe to Recruiting Headlines

* indicates required


»Webinars for Jobs

»Live Recruiter Training Courses

»Recruiting Jobs

»Free Rejection Email Templates

»Text Recruiting Solution

»HR Podcast Directory

»Recruiting Newsletters

»Post your jobs 100+ Job Boards