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:
directs the EEOC to revise the portion of its
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 broadly, the EEOC has also provided nine...
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 reviews specific areas addressed by the regulations...
On this edition, Jonathan R. Mook of DiMuroGinsberg in Alexandria, Va. explains the main thrust of the EEOC Final Regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, key areas in the regulations, and their importance to employers and employees. Copyright© 2010 LexisNexis...
A year ago, the 6th Circuit concluded that pregnancy-related impairments
that are not part of a "normal" pregnancy-such as miscarriage
susceptibility-can qualify for protection under the ADA. Spees v. James Marine, Inc.,
617 F.3d 380 [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to...
It's taken awhile for courts to start applying the
ADAAA-the January 1, 2009, amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act
that rendered everyone with a medical condition disabled for
purposes of the disability discrimination law. With one glaring exception , courts have concluded that the...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued yesterday its draft Strategic Enforcement Plan . If you don't have time to slog through all the introductory material, you won't miss a thing if you skip right to Section III (Priorities). The agency proposes that its priorities will be
by Ann Kontner
It seems that as Human Resources professionals we have
been inundated with information about the new definition of the term
"disability" under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. Furthermore,
it has been burned into our psyche that an employer must go through an
by Julie Arbore
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in Riley v. St. Mary’s Medical Center that, while the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”) altered the federal standard for proving a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act...