CVS announced Wednesday what it called “A Plan for Health,” that features a mix of rewards and penalties for employees. Among the measures, employees must report their weight, body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workers must also be tobacco free or enroll in an addiction program by next year.
Employees who refuse will have to pay $50 more for health coverage each month, totaling $600 a year.
“(CVS Executives) better get some pretty good legal counsel and decide whether your policy is really legal, because the policy as announced is not legal,” said Richard Schramm, a Bay Area employment lawyer.
Schramm told KPIX 5 the company is trying to tell employees what they can and can’t do on their off time.
“If we granted that right to employers, employers could tell employees who to date, who to see, what kinds of foods to eat, what to drink, all kinds of behavior off site could be controlled. And that’s absolutely not the law in California,” he said.
We are no longer a country of free individuals. Everything now is about the collective. Hello socialism. I’m ready for the revolution to get this country back to what it once was…GREAT! This is also happening in the hospitals in and around Lancaster, PA.[fbcomments]