Employers' Genetic Information Obligations

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 3:18 PM EST) -- On Nov. 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission finalized its regulations for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. The new regulations define the term “request,” and clarify when employers may inadvertently obtain genetic information without running afoul of GINA. The regulations also provide sample language for employers to use when requesting medical information in connection with requests for accommodations or leaves of absence. Finally, the regulations address employer obligations in connection with voluntary wellness programs, as well as employer confidentiality obligations.

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