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Featured Blogger - Jonathan Mook: The ADA Amendments Act: Expanding the Definition of Disability

As we have learned, the major purpose of the bipartisan ADA Amendments Act of 2008 is to liberate the definition of “disability” from the narrow definition adopted by the courts. How does the ADAAA do this? The answer is in several ways. To listen for free to my podcast on the ADA amendments...

Featured Blogger - Jonathan Mook: The ADA Amendments Act: What Are Major Life Activities and What Is “Substantially” Limiting?

Under the requirement of having an actual disability in both the original ADA and the ADA Amendments Act , a physical or mental impairment must substantially limit what is termed a “major life activity.” Under the original provisions of the ADA, passed in 1990, Congress did not define what...

Featured Blogger - Jonathan Mook: The ADA Amendments Act: The Product of a Remarkable Bi-Partisan Coalition

Like the original Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADAAA was the product of a broad coalition of Republicans, Democrats, disability rights advocates and employer and business groups coming together to enact legislation that they all could support. Many on both sides of the political aisle...

Featured Blogger - Jonathan Mook: The ADA Amendments Act: Final Thoughts and Compliance Tips

Over the last week, I have discussed a number of the major changes to federal disability law resulting from the enactment of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 . The expansion in the definition of disability under the statute will impact both employers and employees alike as the number of persons entitled...

Jonathan Mook on EEOC’s Notice of Proposed Rules to Amend Current Americans with Disabilities Act Regulations (Podcast Transcript)

LexisNexis Podcast of Jonathan Mook on EEOC’s Notice of Proposed Rules to Amend Current Americans with Disabilities Act Regulations Posted October 20, 2009 Interview Conducted by Steve Berstler On this edition, Jonathan Mook of DiMuro Ginsberg, PC , in Alexandria, Virginia on the EEOC's...