Attorneys Discuss How to Do ‘Wellness’ Right

When it comes to workplace wellness programs, start small and avoid collecting health data, attorneys say

As the pandemic brings employee health into sharper focus, employers are experimenting with new initiatives to help workers adjust to the mental and physical strains of working remotely or under stressful conditions. But employers should make sure their workplace wellness programs don’t put them at legal risk. As of 2019, 84% of employers with more than 200 workers offered some type of employer wellness program, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Many employers adopt the programs because they believe they increase productivity and decrease absenteeism and health care costs. Wellnes

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