Tag Archives: EEOC Regulations

Federal Court Shoots Down EEOC Subpoena

EEOC Developments
Employers facing Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge investigations may find themselves on the receiving end of overly broad, unduly burdensome and/or irrelevant information requests from the EEOC. If an employer refuses to comply with the requests, the EEOC has the authority to issue a subpoena.  However, the agency’s subpoena power is not without limitations. … Continue reading this entry

EEOC Opines That Personal and Occupational Health Information Should Be Maintained Separately

On May 31, 2011, the EEOC issued an opinion letter that essentially opined that employers should not maintain personal health information (i.e., information obtained in the course of diagnosis and treatment) and occupational health information (i.e., appropriate medical information concerning an employee’s ability to work) in a single paper or electronic medical record (EMR). The … Continue reading this entry

EEOC Issues Final Regulations Interpreting GINA

On November 8, 2010, the EEOC issued final regulations interpreting the federal Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits employers from requesting, requiring, or purchasing an individual’s genetic information or using genetic information to make employment decisions. The new regulations, which will take effect in approximately 60 days, clarify several of GINA’s definitions and provide … Continue reading this entry