GINA Could Pose Challenges For Wellness Programs

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Lawyers say Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which takes effect in November, probably won't cause an immediate surge in lawsuits. But it will pose compliance challenges for businesses, and some worry that it could threaten employers' efforts to curb health care costs through workplace wellness plans.

Title II of GINA bars using genetic information in making decisions related to the terms, conditions or privileges of employment, prohibits covered employers from intentionally obtaining genetic information, requires that genetic information be kept confidential and prohibits...
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