• The EEOC Issues Final Regulations Implementing The ADA Amendments Act
  • July 14, 2011 | Author: Raquel S. Lord
  • Law Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. - Morristown Office
  • In May 2011, over two and a half years after Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADAAA"), the final regulations implementing the ADAAA, issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), took effect. The EEOC broadly construed the ADAAA and expanded the definition of a "disability," thereby increasing an individual's ability to demonstrate he or she is disabled. Though the broadened scope of the ADA is not necessarily beneficial to employers, an understanding of the regulations and their practical effect will assist employers in dealing with the increasing number of individuals who will now qualify as disabled under the law.