ADA Amendments Act of 2008

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A few weeks ago, the EEOC released new proposed regulations interpreting the ADA Amendments Act. These proposed regulations and the Act have raised questions for

One of the great pleasures of writing a blog is the opportunity to interact with other labor and employment lawyers from not only Connecticut, but across the country as well.  Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I had two articles written by and forwarded to me by Robert B. Fitzpatrick, a well-recognized employment lawyer from the Washington

As expected, President Bush a little earlier today signed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 into law.  The Act becomes effective January 1, 200President Bush, circa 2006, at White House9. The Associated Press has the early details and noted that the bill was signed without public comment or fanfare:

With his father looking on, President Bush on Thursday signed legislation expanding the protections

President Bush’s signature is expected any day now on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (click for my prior posts here), which represent some of the most important changes to federal employment laws in over a decade.  For employers in Connecticut, there is going to need to be some synthesis with Connecticut’s anti-discrimination laws so

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives approved by voice vote, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (S.3406), with the amendments made by the U.S. Senate last week.  I’ve recapped the details before in prior postsReuters has the details of today’s House action in.

Numerous groups and politicians released press releases this afternoon praising

Late last week, the Senate finally passed the compromise version of the ADA Amendments Act, (S.3406, which is available here) which I’ve covered before. The bill needs to be reconciled with the House version, but final passage and approval by President Bush is now expected this month.

Other blogs have very adeptly recapped

In the waning hours late last week before Congress took its summer vacation, Congress was busy debating (or in some cases, not debating) some key employment bills.  These all still require approval from the one side of Congress or the other, but these bills are getting closer to becoming law.  (For a refresher on how a bill becomes

Nearly eight months ago, I asked the question: Will the Americans with Disabilities Act Be Amended?  

At that point, I indicated that an ADA Restoration Act Bill of 2007 was not yet a "hot topic" but as election season heated up, we could see some action on some proposed amendments.  There have been some followup