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New Regulations Interpreting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Become Effective January 9

January 4, 2011

Authors: Henry J. Zaccardi

Regulations interpreting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA") go into effect on January 9, 2011. Issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the regulations provide guidance for complying with the law. GINA prohibits the use of genetic information when making employment decisions, and restricts acquisition and disclosure of employees' genetic information in a number of ways. For a summary of the regulations as well as sample language and authorization forms, please click here.

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