ADA Amendments Adopted

Recently, President Bush signed the ADA Amendments Act (ADAA Act), which clarifies and broadens the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Recent US Supreme Court cases have favored employers in the interpretation of the law, but the recent amendments attempt to make clear that Congress wants Courts to interpret the law in a manner that provides more protection to workers.

The People Wise blog has a nice summary of the changes as found in the law.  As with all other important employment decisions, you should contact an attorney to assist in making decision that have ADA implications.

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