EBIA Weekly Newsletter

EEOC Settles Wellness Case; Requires Payment to Employee and Workforce Training


   April 20, 2017

EEOC Press Release: Wisconsin Employer Resolves EEOC Case Involving Wellness Program and Retaliation (Apr. 5, 2017) Available at https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-5-17a.cfm The EEOC has settled a case involving a wellness program that allegedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by requiring employees enrolled in the employer’s self-insured health plan to either complete a health … Read More


IRS Extends Deadline for New Pre-Approved Defined Contribution Plan Adopters by One Day


   April 20, 2017

IRS Webpage: New Pre-Approved Defined Contribution Plan Adopters – Now Have Until May 1, 2017 (Apr. 18, 2017) Available at https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/new-pre-approved-defined-contribution-plan-adopters-now-have-until-may-1-2017 The IRS has given certain employers a one-day extension—from Sunday, April 30, 2017 to Monday, May 1, 2017—of the deadline for adopting a defined contribution pre-approved plan and applying for a determination … Read More


IRS Considers Tax Consequences of Offering Discount Program to Non-Employees


   April 13, 2017

Field Attorney Advice Memorandum 20171202F (Jan. 13, 2017) Available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-lafa/20171202f.pdf The IRS has released a heavily redacted Field Attorney Advice Memorandum that considers the tax consequences of a program that offers discounts to both employees and non-employees. The program allows employees to designate a specified number of individuals to receive a percentage … Read More