• EEOC Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • October 6, 2009 | Author: Lesley Pate Marlin
  • Law Firm: Venable LLP - Washington Office
  • On September 23, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") to revise the existing Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") regulations and interpretive guidance in light of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADAAA"). The ADAAA, which became effective on January 1, 2009, overturned a series of court decisions that had purportedly narrowed the scope of the ADA and directed the EEOC to revise its regulations to restore the broad scope of protection allegedly intended by Congress. The NPRM reflects the EEOC's effort to comply with Congress' direction.