One of AARP’s experts, Laurie McCann, testified this week before an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) forum on age discrimination, and, as usual, Laurie deftly told it like it is. And how it should be.
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You might soon be paying more for your insurance than some of your coworkers if you are unwilling to share your medical information with your employer, according to rules released May 16 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The new rules allow employers to charge employees a penalty equal to 30 percent of the total employer-employee cost of employee-only health insurance unless they divulge their health data to their employer’s workplace wellness program.
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UPDATE (5/16/2016): AARP is deeply disappointed with the new EEOC rules on workplace wellness programs. Read our press release.
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In 2011, Wal-Mart was the talk of the nation when a gender discrimination case against the huge discount store chain went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The plaintiffs in the case lost for procedural reasons, not for anything having to do with their discrimination claims. The accusations of gender discrimination have never been disproved, and several of the plaintiffs in the original case have filed new lawsuits.
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2013 was a rough year for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Having a good job helps most people get a good night's rest. But it wouldn't be surprising if older employees at Las Vegas retail outlets of Houston-based Mattress Firm have been losing some sleep over the past several years - all over the way they allege the store has treated them, discriminating against them in favor of younger workers.
Older workers woes
For older job seekers who couldn't catch a break in recent years, there's new research that may not come as much of a surprise.
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