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The action indicates the EEOC is uncertain what direction the new Republican-led commission will take once the Trump administration’s nominees are in place. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told a federal judge Tuesday it may take a “wait and see” approach to forming new corporate “wellness rules” and that the court does not have the power to force the agency to comply with any deadline, or direct the agency to adopt any new rules in the first place.

The AARP successfully challenged the EEOC’s set of rules that set out guidelines for programs that companies create to give financial or other incentives to employees to embrace healthy lifestyles. Employer wellness programs in many instances require employees to reveal personal health information.

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