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November 21, 2018

On This Day in 2009
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 went into effect. The law prohibits the use of genetic information in making employment decisions and restricts employers from requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic information about their employees. It also prohibits discrimination in health coverage based on genetic information.
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U.S. Could Put Brakes on Mexican Trucks Under Trade Deal
Posted On: Oct 16, 2018
October 16, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The U.S. could slam the brakes on Mexican trucks providing long-haul trucking services beyond U.S. border commercial zones. Annex language attached to the freshly minted trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) paves the way for the U.S. to limit how far Mexican trucks can transport goods into the U.S. The provision represents a victory for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), which had worked for over 20 years to block NAFTA cross-border trucking provisions. It may disfavor Mexican carriers that have not been granted authority to operate in areas beyond the U.S. commercial zones…“It’s up to the Congress to fill the policy space that the annex offers,” Mike Dolan, a trade policy specialist for the Teamsters, told Bloomberg Law, welcoming the trucking language… Bureau of National Affairs
 
 
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