Monday, January 10, 2011

GINA Regulations Effective Today

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of "genetic information." Additionally, GINA limits employer acquisition of genetic information. The EEOC issued a final rule providing GINA regulations in November, with an effective date of... 1/10/2011, today!

You can read the new regs in the Federal Register: Regulations Under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. I'm attending a GINA CLE (continuing legal education class) tomorrow so expect a more substantive post later in the week.

Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.