Take 5: Views You Can Use - March 2012 .


In this issue;

- Compensation Practices of Government Contractors Coming Under Increased Scrutiny by the OFCCP

- Vow to Hire Heroes Act Reinstates Hostile Work Environment Claims for Veterans

- The Potential for Individual Liability Means Supervisors Have a Big Stake in FMLA Compliance

- GINA and Social Media

- Issues Arising When Communicating (or Not) with Employees on FMLA Leave

An excerpt from "GINA and Social Media"

The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act ("GINA") prohibits employers, with 15 or more employees, from discriminating against employees and applicants on the basis of their genetic information. GINA also prohibits employers from requesting or obtaining employee and applicant genetic information. See 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq. According to the EEOC's regulations implementing GINA, a "request" includes conducting an Internet search on an individual in a way that is likely to result in obtaining genetic information. See 29 C.F.R. § 1635.8(a).

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