United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

Posted by: Nancy Bourque    Jan 31, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance on national origin discrimination. National origin discrimination is discrimination because an individual is, or the individual's ancestors are, from a certain place or has the physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics of a particular national origin group, including Native American tribes. A member of one national origin group can discriminate against a member of the same group. While many of the previous rules and regulations remain intact, new protections have been added.

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Topics: discrimination, HR compliance, human resources, Title VII, workplace discrimination, national origin

Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    May 5, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Federal agencies recently released a Proposed Rule to amend regulations and provide guidance on implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to employer wellness programs.

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Topics: discrimination, wellness incentives, wellness programs, PPACA Affordable Care Act, Group health plans, Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA

“Hey! You can’t ask me that!”

Posted by: Colleen Sweeny    Jun 28, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Colleen Sweeney
Compliance Coordinator 
JRW Associates, Inc., a UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: employment law, discrimination, UBA, hr consulting, HR compliance