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    March Monthly Meeting: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

    Date: March 16, 2011, 7:45am – 9:15am
    Daytona Beach International Airport - 2nd Floor
    Event Type:
    Monthly Program Meeting
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    Speaker: Thomas J. Leek, Cobb Cole


    The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was signed into law on May 21, 2008, and went into effect November 21, 2010.  Employers with 15 or more employees must comply with GINA regulations, and must have a labor law poster displayed that includes GINA rights.  GINA prohibits employers from collecting genetic information from employees and using that information to make decisions about the employee's terms and conditions of employment.  GINA also prohibits retaliation against employees for opposing acts that are lawful under GINA.  Topics we will cover include:

    • What information is "genetic" information under the Act, and what types of information are excluded from the definition of "genetic" information under the Act?
    • What types of acts are considered discriminatory under GINA, and what other acts are covered?
    • How does GINA affect record keeping requirements?
    • What else did Congress slip into the Act that impacts human resources?

    The content and objectives of this seminar are designed to aid Human Resource professionals knowledge of a new area of government regulation implicating a large number of employers, who otherwise may not be aware of the requirements of GINA or the penalties associated with the failure to comply with GINA.  This seminar is designed to educate Human Resource professionals about GINA's requirements, and enable them to implement effective policies for complying with GINA for their employer.

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    This program has been approved by the HR Certification Institute for 1.0 General Recertification credit