‘Devious Defecator’ Case Tests Genetics Law

by jeeg 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]

Genetic Testing Moves Into World of Employee Health

by jeeg 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]

Slaughter, Hoyer Oppose Legislation That Would Undermine Genetic Privacy Protections, Rights of Disabled Americans

by jeeg 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]

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act: The HR Challenge

by jeeg 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]

CRG in the news-Group Says US Needs Better Laws to Prevent Misuse of Genetic Information

by jeeg 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]

CRG board member Robert Green in the news-The US has laws against genetic discrimination, but people still fear it

by jeeg 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]

Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?

by jeeg 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]

Judge denies U.S. request to block Honeywell wellness program

by jeeg 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]

Protecting Genetic Data- A Primer for Employers

by jeeg 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]

Anniversary of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

by jeeg 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]
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