New Genetic Information Poster Required

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 went into effect on January 1, 2009 and applies to all private employers with 15 or more employees as well as all public employers. The major provisions of this law included that:

  • Employers cannot use genetic information when making hiring, firing, job placement, or promotion decisions;and
  • Health plans cannot deny coverage or charge more based on genetic predisposition.

Effective November 21, 2009, covered employers are required to include new GINA language in the EEOC posters. Their “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster has been updated and can be found HERE.

For employers who already have the EEOC poster, a GINA Supplement can be downloaded and posted.

Vantaggio’s all-in-one federal and state posters are in the process of being updated. We advise our clients to use the links above while waiting for the full release of 2010 employment posters. Remember, if you are a current client on our relax® program, you receive one set of posters each year at no cost, but please email us at to get on the waiting list.

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