UPDATED 3/1/09

Earlier this week, I indicated that the EEOC would be releasing new proposed regulations interpreting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  [Those new proposed regulations can be found here. (H/T LawMemo)) In the meantime, the EEOC released on its website a very useful document providing "background information" on Title II of

UPDATED 3/1/09

The EEOC released proposed regulations regarding the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act on February 25, 2009.  The Washington Labor & Employment Wire (H/T) received and advance copy; the regulations are expected to be published later on Thursday or Friday and the 60-day comment period will begin then. (UPDATED: The text of the

Lots of interesting posts and articles and so little time.  So just quick hits today on some new and interesting developments.

The U.S. House of Representatives, as expected, passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act this afternoon.  The bill, which had already been approved by the Senate, now moves on to the White House, where the President is expected to sign the bill.  The bill’s summary and status can be found here.The roll call vote at

Last week, while I was out on vacation, Congress acted on a bill that may have some interest in Connecticut. However, because Connecticut already has a similar bill already on the books, it will probably have a minor impact on employers.

The U.S. Senate approved of legislation that would prohibit genetic discrimination in the workplace.   As reported