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The final regulations and
accompanying interpretive guidance implementing the Americans with Disabilities
Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) were issued today by the Equal Employment
by the EEOC, the ADAAA:
Like the law they
implement, the regulations are designed to simplify the determination of who
has a "disability" and make it easier for people to establish that they are
protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
After providing public
comments in late 2009, employers and industry groups have been waiting to find
out whether and how the final regulations differ from the proposed regulations
that were issued in September 2009.
Since the regulations
were just issued minutes ago, I am currently reading through them and will have
an updates throughout the next couple days and weeks. The final regulations
will be published in the federal register tomorrow, March 25, 2011. The ADAAA
went into effect on January 1, 2009, and the final regulations will become
effective 60 days following their publication.
Read more articles on employment law issues
at Employment and the
Law, a blog by Ashley Kasarjian
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