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10 Reasons for Employers to Be Jolly About the ADA (Says the EEOC)
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Robin Shea

The American Bar Association sponsored a webinar this week on the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was noteworthy for its inclusion of EEOC commissioners Chai Feldblum (Democrat) and Victoria Lipnic (Republican). I'm usually such a doom... Read More

Court Holds That Requiring an Employee to Undergo Psyhological Counseling May Violate ADA
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by Edwin Hopson

On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Kroll v. White Lake Ambulance Authority , ___ F.3d ___, Case No. 10-2348, held that requiring an employee to undergo psychological counseling may violate the Americans with Disabilities... Read More

Summary of the EEOC’s Final Regulations for the ADAAA – What Companies Should Know (Part Two)
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by Ashley Kasarjian

Last week I summarized the new ADA regulations issued by the EEOC; therefore, I figured this week I would focus on some of the nuances of the regulations that are worth keeping an eye on. While it is clear the definition of disability is to be construed... Read More

Employment Alert: EEOC Claims U.S. Steel's Alcohol Testing Policy Violates ADA
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On September 30, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against the U.S. Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1557, claiming that U.S. Steel's random alcohol testing policy, authorized under... Read More

Ashley Kasarjian Discusses EEOC Regulations Implementing the ADAAA
Posted on 10 May 2011 by LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community St

On this edition, Ashley Kasarjian of Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix, AZ office, discusses how recent EEOC regulations issued in March 2011 interplay with statutory changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act that became effective in early 2009. She... Read More

EEOC Issues Final Regulations to Implement the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by Ashley Kasarjian

The final regulations and accompanying interpretive guidance implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) were issued today by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As explained by the EEOC , the ADAAA: directs... Read More

Summary of the EEOC’s Final Regulations for the ADAAA – What Companies Should Know (Part One)
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by Ashley Kasarjian

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (referred to as the ADAAA or the Amendments Act), providing further interpretive guidance for the statutory amendments... Read More

Can ADA-disabled employees be required to work overtime?
Posted on 10 Jan 2012 by Eric Meyer

To prove disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a plaintiff, at a minimum, must prove that: she is disabled; she is otherwise qualified to perform the job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation;... Read More

Employment Alert: EEOC Claims U.S. Steel's Alcohol Testing Policy Violates ADA
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On September 30, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against the U.S. Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1557, claiming that U.S. Steel's random alcohol testing policy, authorized under... Read More