Employment Law Newsletter: Recent Legislation Addresses Genetic Discrimination and Consumer Product Safety


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wyrick Robbins attorneys L. Diane TindallMary M. Williams and J. Kellam Warren have released the latest issue of The Resource: A Legal Newsletter for Employers & Human Resource Professionals.

This issue discusses two federal laws recently passed by Congress in 2008:

  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA, with employment discrimination provisions effective as of November 21, 2009)
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA, with protections for “whistleblower” employees who engage in protected activity, effective immediately)