Iowa Employment Law Blog

Iowa Employment Law Blog

Alert and inform about legal issues, risks, and solutions relating to employees

Published By Patrick D. Smith

Tag Archives: health

Court Finds Employer’s Inquiry about Health Conditions of New Employees Absorbed in Merger Complies with ADA

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Human Resources Compliance
Publisher’s Note:  Today’s guest post is provided by Brandon Underwood, one of my colleagues at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.   Hopefully Brandon will catch the blogging bug and continue to post…. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) forbids medical examinations and inquiries in employment.  But not all of them.  Instead, an examination or inquiry’s permissibility, and scope, turns primarily… Continue Reading

Does Your Company Wellness Plan Discriminate?

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Employee Wellness, Human Resources Compliance
A recent study of Iowa employers revealed that 51 percent offered some type of health screening to their employees.  Many companies also offer other "wellness" benefits to encourage employees to exercise and adopt healthy lifestyles.   The wellness program of a prominent Des Moines employer was recently profiled in the Des Moines Register (link here).  Company… Continue Reading