Are You Ready for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)?
“The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act” – or GINA – has been called “the first civil rights law of the 21st Century.” The Act prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of their genetic information in both employment and health care.
As of November 6, the final regulations governing the employment aspects of the law have not been released. Nevertheless, the statute requires that the employment provisions of GINA go into effect on November 21, 2009.
This new statute has major implications on how your organization handles health records, requests medical information, and communicates with your employees.
SHRM is offering a 90-minute webcast (which qualifies for 1.5 strategic recertification credits from the HR Certification Institute) to explain the law and its requirements. The webcast will provide proactive steps and strategies for HR professionals to reduce risks to their organization.
We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about this law and its implication for your organization.
Webcast Date: November 20, 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. (ET)
Presenter: Steven J. Pearlman, partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and SHRM’s Government Relations staff
Recertification: Hours: 1.5 hours (Approved for Strategic Management Credit)