Two Recent GINA Cases Illustrate What Employers Should Know

Article Written by: Myles Reagan     Taken From:  MyHealthGuide Do you know GINA as well as you should? That is a question all employers should be asking themselves. Recent activity by the EEOC has led many employers to assess their knowledge of the Genetic Information Nondiscriminati
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Employer Will Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC’s First GINA Lawsuit

An Oklahoma employer will pay $50,000 to settle the first lawsuit the federal government filed to enforce the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. The case, Civil Case No.: 13-CV-248-CVE-PJC, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The U.S. Eq
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The Good, The Bad, & The Possibilities of Outcomes-based Incentive Programs

As support for prevention and wellness programs continues to grow, so does the debate on the use of outcomes-based incentive programs. Numerous national surveys have shown that only a minority of health plans currently contain this approach, yet it is a growing trend among employers o
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State employers cannot be sued under GINA, court says

Sovereign immunity shields state employers from liability under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), a federal district court has held. The ruling is the first to address whether state employers — including hospitals, schools and other instrumentalities —
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