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EEOC to Take Final Action on Rules Implementing ADA Amendments Act of 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The EEOC plans to take final action in July 2010 to revise its Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and accompanying interpretative guidance (29 CFR part 1630 and accompanying appendix) in order to implement the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Pursuant to the 2008 amendments...

Fed 1st Cir.: Case Offers Significant Insights Into “Essential Job Functions” Under ADA

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Our strategic partner, HR That Works!, notes that a federal appeals court decision provides some significant insight into what courts may consider to be “essential functions” and the importance of detailed job descriptions, in a case that arose under the...

Jonathan R. Mook on the New 2010 ADA Standards from the Departments of Justice and Transportation

In July 2010 the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) issued a final rule implementing accessibility provisions of the ADA. The DOJ is also seeking comments on proposed regulations on internet accessibility, movie captioning, and accessible equipment and furniture. In July, the Dept. of Transportation also issued...

Federal: Facebook Comment Regarding Injured Worker’s Medical Condition May Subject Employer to Liability under ADA

A federal district court has refused to dismiss a civil action filed against a company by a former employee who claimed that a former coworker, who processed workers’ compensation claims for the company, violated § 102 of the Americans With Disabilities Act’s by posting a derogatory...

ACOEM Guidance on Marijuana in the Workplace: Keeping Employers Sane Amidst the Reefer Madness

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. For a Schedule I drug with no currently accepted medical use (at least according to the United...