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The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information. Genetic information includes, but is not limited to, an individual's family medical history (including family members' current illnesses), genetic testing results, and genetic information about a fetus carried by the individual or his/her family member. In January 2011, new regulations went into effect and impact the way routine interactions with employees must be handled.
What Constitutes Genetic Information or Genetic Tests?
The following are examples of genetic information about an employee:
Medical Inquiries and Examinations
Keep all genetic information confidential.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please contact employment counsel.
On February 26, Heather Weine Brochin will be speaking at "Weathering NJ's New Employment and Contracting Laws," a seminar presented by the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) and held in Robbinsville, NJ.
On January 7, Francine Esposito presented a live webinar, "FMLA Leave Is Exhausted: How to Address Transfer and ADA Accommodation Requests, Fitness-for-Duty Exams, and More," sponsored by BLR.
Mark Romance authored an article, "Five Tips for Representing a Non-Party Served with a Document Subpoena: Welcome to the Party?," published by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.
On October 24, Heather Weine Brochin and Mike Dell will present a webcast, titled "2019: A Year of Dramatic Changes for Mandatory Employment Arbitration?" in partnership with Celesq and West LegalEdcenter/Thomson Reuters.
Mark A. Romance authored an article, "Five Tips for an Effective Mediation Statement," which was published by the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation.
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Day Pitney's Michael Napoleone has been appointed to the Palm Beach County League of Cities board of directors.
Mark Romance authored an article, "Five Things to Do if You Absolutely Want to Lose a Court Hearing," published by the Commercial and Business Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.
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Firm Ranked Tier 1 Nationally for Energy Law and Trusts and Estates Law
October 4, 2019 – Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce that partner Rachel A. Gonzalez has been named to the inaugural "Nation's Best" list for the Eastern Region by Lawyers of Color.