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Angelina Jolie and Employment Law
Posted on 16 May 2013 by Philip Miles

By now, you've probably already heard about the biggest news in the world for the past day or so . . . Angelina Jolie's double masectomy . Why an apparently uneventful preventive surgery on an actress is the number one story in the world is... Read More

EEOC Talks Employer Wellness Programs; Provides an ADA Q&A
Posted on 23 May 2013 by Eric Meyer

Consistent with its strategic plan to provide up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws, last week, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued this press release in which it announced that it had revised... Read More

Hang Tight, Employers — EEOC’s Proposed Wellness Rule Is at the OMB
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by Robin Shea

The EEOC’s much-awaited proposed rule on employer wellness programs, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may finally be on its way. According to Law360 , a proposed rule has been approved 4-1 by... Read More

Reminder: Include GINA "Safe Harbor" Language in FMLA Forms
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Martha J. Zackin

Employers with 50 or more employees in 20 or more workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year, including joint employers and successors to covered employers, must comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). The FMLA requires... Read More

GINA Strikes Again
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

by Mark Jeffries A few months ago, we told you about the EEOC’s first lawsuit alleging a violation of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”). A week after settling that case, which was brought on behalf of... Read More

EEOC Issues Proposed GINA Rule for Wellness Programs
Posted on 2 Nov 2015 by Philip Miles

On Friday, the EEOC "issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as they relate to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans... Read More

Danyelle S.T. Wright and Rachel I. Butt on Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") and the EEOC Regulations
Posted on 20 Dec 2010 by Danyelle S.T. Wright

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Danyelle S.T. Wright and Rachel I. Butt discuss the provisions of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). On November 9, 2010, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a final rule implementing... Read More

$2.25 Million GINA Verdict in the "Case of the Devious Defecator"
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Philip Miles

Yup, you read that right - an actual GINA case! Oh, and a giant verdict number and a bizarre poop reference... I'm just gonna let the judge's order from earlier in the case get you caught up [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to... Read More