A judge ordered the EEOC to revisit and revise its wellness programs rule this past summer but no timeline was established. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Regulations put in place by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to address employer wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act will be vacated on January 1, 2019.

HRDive reports that the regulations had already been determined by a federal judge not to be properly justified. However, citing the potential for “disruptive consequences” to employers, who need at least six months to design new programs, he opted not to vacate the rules immediately, instead telling the EEOC to come up with new rules.

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