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
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Congressional Updates: ADA Amendments Act, Paycheck Fairness Act, E-Verify Extension
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…
Amendments to ADA Now Likely This Year; Bill Passes House and Goes On to U.S. Senate
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…
Is The ADA Restoration Act Still Alive? It Appears So.
It’s been over four months since my last update on the ADA Restoration Act.
Now word comes that a possible compromise bill is in the works that could make the first substantial legislative changes to the ADA in over 15 years. Human Resource Executive Online has the latest details (H/T Workplace Horizons):
Whatever Happened to the ADA Restoration Act Legislation?
Several months ago, I posted on legislation pending before Congress called the ADA Restoration Act of 2007. Today seems a particularly apt time for an update.
The U.S. House’s Committee on Education and Labor is holding a hearing today on H.R. 3195. The hearing is being webcast on its website here. Several…
Will the Americans with Disabilities Act Be Amended?
For over 15 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has been the subject of lots of hand-wringing inside human resources departments across the country. Phrases such as "reasonable accommodation" and "undue hardship" took on new meanings. And of course, the Act spawned lots of litigation to determine the parameters of the act.
Now, a Senate…