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New genetic information rules leave unanswered questions

WASHINGTON – For two years, employers have been waiting for federal regulators to clarify just what the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act means for them. Now that wait is over. But while newly issued GINA regulations provide some long anticipated guidance, ...

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Genetic nondiscrimination statute challenges employers

Employers may want to get to know a new statute named GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. The law went into effect in November and protects employees from discrimination based on genetic information, but an employer also violates GINA by mere “acquisition” of genetic information, including an employee’s family medical history. That means that any employer that monitors employees’ social media sites may be opening itself up to liability.

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