Tag Archives: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

EEOC proposes new rules on permissible incentives for employer-sponsored wellness programs

On January 7, 2021, the EEOC proposed two rules, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), designed to clarify what incentives employers may offer employees and their family members for joining employer-sponsored wellness programs.  In the 2017 case AARP v. EEOC, the then-existing regulations on employer-sponsored wellness programs … Continue Reading

New EEOC Rules Require U.S. Employers To Revise Procedures for Acquiring and Using Medical Information

On January 10, 2011, employers will become subject to new regulations issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) that interpret the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”). Employers must now comply with GINA’s tough restrictions on the acquisition, use, and disclosure of genetic information about applicants, employees, former employees, and all such individuals’ … Continue Reading

EEOC Revises Mandatory Workplace Poster

U.S. employers with 15 or more employees must post workplace notices to inform applicants and employees about their rights under federal anti-discrimination laws. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently published an updated version of its required “Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law” poster, updated to refer to the employment provisions of the Genetic Information … Continue Reading

U.S. Congress Passes Ban on Genetic Discrimination

By overwhelming margins, the House and Senate have passed legislation that will prohibit discrimination in employment and medical insurance based on genetic information and tests. The White House has made clear that President Bush will sign the bill. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA” or the “Act”) will prohibit employers, employment agencies and labor unions … Continue Reading
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