EEOC ISSUES PROPOSED RULE TO IMPLEMENT THE GENETIC INFORMATION NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT

The EEOC has announced that it published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to implement the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The proposed rule would implement GINA’s strict restrictions on employers acquiring individual or family genetic information from applicants and employees, requiring genetic tests, or disclosing such private medical data. Public comments must be submitted to the EEOC by May 1, 2009.

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