• EEOC Issues Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Final Regulations
  • November 25, 2010
  • Law Firm: Lane Powell PC - Seattle Office
  • Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information. Title II became effective on November 21, 2009. Nearly one year later, on November 9, 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued final regulations under Title II of GINA. Highlights of the new regulations, which will become effective on January 10, 2011, are summarized below, along with best practices for employers.