2. June 2015 21:17
Seven years ago, Congress prohibited employers and insurers from discriminating against people with genes that increase their risks for costly diseases, but the case that experts believe is the first to go to trial under the law involves something completely different: an effort by an e... [More]
28. April 2015 21:41
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health before serious conditions like diabetes or ... [More]
25. March 2015 04:31
Today, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), author of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who played a leading role in passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), spoke out against legislation that would undermi... [More]
9. March 2015 23:18
One of the often overlooked human resources (HR) challenges concerns the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Needless to say, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) remains ever vigilant as to the enforcement of GINA. Under Title II of GINA, it is illegal to ... [More]
2. February 2015 19:59
President and Executive Director of Council for Responsible Genetics claims that US needs more comprehensive laws that would protect US citizens from inappropriate usage of their genetic information.
The United States need more comprehensive laws that would protect US citizens from ... [More]
29. January 2015 21:38
Genetic discrimination hasn’t yet become a problem in the US. Since the Genetic Information Nondiscrmination Act (GINA) was signed into law in 2008, very few GINA-related charges have been made. That doesn’t mean that Americans aren’t worried that this sort of discrimination migh... [More]
13. November 2014 00:19
So, you're thinking you might like to check out one of those inexpensive new tests that would give you some insight into, say, the health implications of your ethnic heritage. It may, incidentally, turn up findings you may or may not want -- say, on your Alzheimer's disease risk, or ... [More]
5. November 2014 22:38
A U.S. district judge in Minneapolis is allowing Honeywell to begin penalizing workers who refuse to submit to biometric or medical tests. A federal agency had asked the judge to block the program.
The case will continue to move forward in the court.
The tests, required by Honeywell in a... [More]
2. July 2014 02:21
Protecting Genetic Data
A growing concern
By Jeremy Gruber, JD
As genetic testing and genetic information become increasingly available, it is critical that employers have a full understanding of current genetic privacy and nondi... [More]
21. May 2014 21:53
Six years ago today on May 21, 2008, then President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law. Senator Ted Kennedy hailed GINA as the "first civil rights bill of the new century." GINA represents the first time that Congress has passed... [More]