Today, Adam R. Long, Esq. of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC’s Labor and Employment Group issued an Employer Alert titled "Effective January 10, 2011, New GINA Regulations Will Impact Common HR Practices."

The Employer Alert discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”), which prohibits the use of genetic information in employment decisions and restricts an employer’s ability to request, require, or purchase genetic information. GINA also requires employers to treat all genetic information as confidential medical information and places restrictions on the disclosure of genetic information. GINA applies to all employers who are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued regulations that take effect on January 10, 2011, and clarify a number of GINA’s key employment-related requirements and prohibitions.

To read the Employer Alert click here