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GINA REGULATIONS BECOME EFFECTIVE IN JANUARY 2011

Brian O'Neal

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On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued final regulations concerning the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). Congress enacted GINA to prohibit employers from using “genetic information” in employment-related decisions and from requiring, requesting, or purchasing “genetic information.” The regulations will be effective on January 10, 2011. The statute and the final regulations state that “genetic information”

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Appetite for U.S. Food Regulation Increases

Ian Harrison

Lockton product recall specialists say increased factory inspections, more product recalls and higher production costs will be inevitable if and when the new Food Safety Act passes into U.S. law in early 2011. Responding to popular concern about food safety in the wake of a number of deaths last year, the U.S. Senate passed S510, the Food Safety Modernization Act,