Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) covering employment goes into effect on November 21, 2009.  GINA, which was enacted in May 2008, prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of genetic information and from intentionally acquiring genetic information from employees or applicants.  The Act also imposes strict confidentiality requirements on employers, and requires them to segregate and maintain all such information in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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