Employment Law: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

On November 21, 2009, additional requirements of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) go into effect.

More on the legislation, approved by Congress last year, from JD Supra contributor Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C.:

GINA applies to “private and state and local government employers with 15 or more employees, employment agencies, labor unions, and joint labor-management training programs.” The statute prohibits the use of genetic information in making decisions related to hiring, firing, or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment. GINA also bans intentionally obtaining genetic information of an employee/applicant or an employee’s/applicant’s family member.

For your reference, here is a reading list of GINA-related alerts and updates posted on JD Supra:

Employment Law Update – Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA):

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