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January 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

On November 21, 2009, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) will go into effect. This Act is intended to prevent employers from discriminating against individuals based on genetic tests and information. GINA requires that covered entities obtain and post notices informing covered individuals of their rights under the law.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has revised its “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster. This new version includes current federal employment discrimination law (including the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008). The poster was revised to add information about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, which is effective November 21, 2009, as it relates to employement. The revised poster also includes updates from the Department of Labor.

All covered employers are required to post the most recent EEO notice along with the 5 other required Federal Posters.

Who it affects:

* all private employers with 15 or more employees

* certain public sector employers

* employment agencies and labor organizations

To comply with the law, go to, then print and post the new poster.

Failure to display all required State and Federal posters can lead to fines of up to $17,000.

Thank you for being a client of UniStaff Adminstrative Services. We look forward to helping you with your future compliance needs. If you have any questions about the new EEO posting or other compliance issues please contact Maria Trail for assistance.

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