EEOC Issues Regulations Interpreting GINA

In May 2008, Congress enacted the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which was intended to prevent the potential misues of genetic information to discriminate against employees in connection with providing health insurance and employment. GINA prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information and restricts the disclosure of such information.

On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued final regulations interpreting GINA’s provisions. GINA Regulations

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