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):
- Is Your Company Prepared? New Discrimination Provisions Become Effective November 21, 2009 and Impact… – by Stefan R. Miller, Employers Law Group
- GINA’s Employment Protections and Posting Requirements Effective November 21, 2009 – by Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C
- EEOC Revises “EEO is the Law” Poster to Include Information on GINA – by Ford & Harrison LLP
- Genetic Anti-Discrimination Law Becomes Effective on November 21, 2009 and EEOC Issues New EEO Poster – by Mintz Levin Employment, Labor & Benefits Section
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Of 2008: Civil Rights Or Science Fiction? – by Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
- Employment Alert: Congress Approves Genetic Anti-Discrimination Legislation – by Mintz Levin Employment, Labor & Benefits Section
- New Federal Law Prohibits Employers from Requiring Genetic Testing of Employees or Discriminating Against Employees on the Basis of Genetic Testing – by Lane Powell PC – Labor & Employment Law
- Genetic Antidiscrimination Law Creates New Compliance Challenges for Employers – by Littler Mendelson
- Genetic Information Discrimination Act Creates New Challenges for Employers – by Green & Seifter Attorneys PLLC
- Proposed Regulations Under Federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Suggest Employer Action Now – by Littler Mendelson
Have any additional GINA-related legal alerts or analysis to add to the mix? Post your content on JD Supra now.