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Oct. 29 2009

EEOC Issues New Poster Incorporating New GINA Law

Topics: Legal Information

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) takes effect November 21, 2009.GINA, which applies toall entities covered by Title VII, prohibits discrimination in employment based on an employee's(orthe employee'sfamily members') genetic information. The Act furtherprohibits employers,with few exceptions, from requesting or obtaining geneticinformation about an employee. The EEOC hasnow issued a revised "EEO Is The Law"poster, incorporatingthe requirements of GINA. Covered employersshoulddownload andpost the new poster this November. The new poster is available on the EEOCwebsite and can be accessedhere.

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