OOPS Can't Ask That: The Impact of GINA At Work

When the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which went into effect last November, was first passed many HR types scratched their heads and said that they thought it was not really anything that would have day to day application to them. Indeed I was one of them. However, an article that appeared in both the print …

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GINA is Here: Complying With "HER" Regulations

Ok, I know that I took some liberties with “Geena” to match “GINA” in sound, but hey, it is Monday morning. GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act went into effect on Saturday and as of that date employers must comply with Title II of the act. (Title I is a requirment for insurance companies …

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GINA: "She" Is Moving In On Nov. 21 and NEVER Going Away

Ever have someone come to see you that you were not all that thrilled with and you knew would do nothing but cause you problems? Well GINA is that family member and she is just going to be annoying. GINA in my analogy stands for Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. It has two Titles. Title I …

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GINA: Not Just About the Genetics

President Bush signed into law, on May 21st, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Beyond the expected healthcare provisions it also had two very HR related provisions: It prohibits discrimination in all areas of employment on the basis of genetic information of the employee or employee’s close relatives. This includes hiring, firing, compensation, terms or priviledges …

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