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Commission to explore nexus between wellness programs and federal laws

The EEOC will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 8, to explore the treatment of wellness programs under federal law, particularly with regard to the way in which the ADA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, and other statutes the agency enforces may be implicated by such programs.

The Commission will hear the following confirmed panelists: Christopher Kuczynski, Acting Associate Legal Counsel, EEOC; Judith Lichtman, Senior Advisor, National Partnership for Women and Families; Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Legal Director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health, on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities; Amy Moore, Partner, Covington and Burling LLP, on behalf of the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC); Karen Pollitz, Senior Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation; Leslie Silverman, Partner, Proskauer Rose, LLP (Former EEOC Vice Chair, 2002-2008); Tami Simon, Managing Director, Knowledge Resource Center, Buck Consultants, on behalf of the American Benefits Council (ABC).

The meeting will commence at 9:00 am (ET), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, NE. Because seating is limited, the EEOC suggests that visitors arrive 30 minutes early in order to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room.

The Commission agenda is subject to revision. Additional information about the hearing, when available, will be posted at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/meetings/index.cfm.