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The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), created new rights and remedies for employees in the area of health care. For example, the ACA amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to ensure that no employer shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee because the employee has received a premium tax credit, reported employer violations of the ACA (whistleblowing), or participated in proceedings against an employer for violations of the ACA. GINA prohibits employers from using an individual’s genetic information (which is defined to include knowledge of “family medical history”) to make hiring, firing, job placement, or promotion decisions. This presentation explores the legal rights and remedies provided by ACA and GINA for employees, and how to secure them for your clients.
Jeremy E. Gruber Jeremy Gruber is the President of the Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG). Since 1983, CRG has represented the public interest and fostered public debate regarding the social, ethical and environmental implications of emerging genetic...MoreJeremy Gruber is the President of the Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG). Since 1983, CRG has represented the public interest and fostered public debate regarding the social, ethical and environmental implications of emerging genetic technologies. Mr. Gruber is an expert on issues of genetic privacy and discrimination. He has worked for over fifteen years on genetic non-discrimination legislation at the state and Federal level and played a major role in the passage of the Federal Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) by Congress in 2008 as well as California’s CalGINA law in 2011. He is a founder and executive committee member of the Coalition for Genetic Fairness, a group of 500 organizations that advocates for genetic non-discrimination protections on Capitol Hill. Mr. Gruber is a prolific writer on privacy issues ranging from direct-to-consumer genetics to forensic DNA databases and is often consulted by and called to testify before Congress, Federal agencies and state legislatures. Collapse
Herman N. Rusty Johnson Herman N. (Rusty) Johnson, Jr., is an Assistant Professor at the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Until December 2009, Professor Johnson was a Member of Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis, LLC, a law firm with offices...MoreHerman N. (Rusty) Johnson, Jr., is an Assistant Professor at the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Until December 2009, Professor Johnson was a Member of Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis, LLC, a law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama, and Washington, D.C. Professor Johnson represented litigants nationally in individual and aggregate action litigation, including class and collective actions, with a particular emphasis on wage and hour, employment discrimination, ERISA, and international human rights litigation. Prior to joining Wiggins, Childs, Professor Johnson served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Myron H. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He earned a Juris Doctor and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in 1999, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University in 1991. In between his studies at Duke University and Columbia University, Professor Johnson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa, from 1991 to 1993, and as an Americorps NCCC volunteer from 1994 to 1995. Collapse
Gary Phelan Gary Phelan is a shareholder at Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C. in Stratford and Stamford, CT. He represents employees in a wide range of matters, including disability, age discrimination and family responsibilities discrimination, wrongful termination, and...MoreGary Phelan is a shareholder at Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C. in Stratford and Stamford, CT. He represents employees in a wide range of matters, including disability, age discrimination and family responsibilities discrimination, wrongful termination, and severance negotiations. He is the co-author of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace (West Group) and is a co-author of Family Responsibilities Discrimination (BNA/Bloomberg), which will be published in August 2014. Mr. Phelan was selected by peer review in Best Lawyers in America (1995-2014) and was designated as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America for the Stamford, CT Region in 2012. He was selected for the Connecticut Super Lawyers (2007-2014) and was designated as a “Local Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation (2013-2014). He has written and lectured on a wide range of employment-related topics. Mr. Phelan taught disability law, employment discrimination law, and alternative dispute resolution as an adjunct professor for six years at the Quinnipiac University School of Law. He previously served on the Executive Board of NELA, was president of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, and was the co-chair of NELA’s Disability Rights Practice Group. He is the Vice Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section. Mr. Phelan is on the Board of Directors of A Better Balance and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the New York office of Disability Rights Advocates. Mr. Phelan graduated from Siena College and Albany Law School. Collapse
June 26, 2013
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Health Care Laws & Their Impact On Employee Rights - Audio
Health Care Laws & Their Impact On Employee Rights - PPT
Health Care Laws & Their Impact On Employee Rights - Handout
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