New rules restrict use of genetic information by employer

New rules restrict use of genetic information by employer

The Register-Guard | January 16, 2011 | By Jeff Burgess

GINA, the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, went into effect over a year ago, but the EEOC just recently issued final regulations that became effective Jan. 10.

The rules explain the prohibitions on acquiring and using genetic information in employment. They also define genetic information, provide model language for employers to use when requesting medical information, and detail narrow exceptions to the prohibitions of the law.

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