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EEOC Releases Poster Incorporating GINA

Posted in Genetic Information, Human Resources
The EEOC issued a new poster that incorporates provisions of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  The new poster also includes updates from the Department of Labor.  A copy of the poster can be printed here.  Covered entities are required to post GINA notices not later than November 21, 2009.   Covered entities include, among others, employers with 15 or… Continue Reading

Will GINA Make a Big Impact? Texas’ Experience Suggests Not.

Posted in Discrimination, Genetic Information, Human Resources
In 2008 the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was passed.  Earlier this year the EEOC issued proposed regulations interpreting GINA and those regulations are expected to be finalized this month.  GINA generally prohibits employers from possessing and using genetic information about individuals or from making employment decisions using that information, with several limited exceptions.  A number of other… Continue Reading