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EEOC Finalizes ADA Regulations

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 significantly expanded the scope of disabilities protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), essentially overturning several U.S. Supreme Court rulings and invalidating some of the ADA regulations issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The ADAAA took effect on January 1, 2009. The EEOCrecently finalized amendments to its ADA regulations, which take effect May 24. The […]

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EEOC Finalizes ADA Regulations

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 significantly expanded the scope of disabilities protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), essentially overturning several U.S. Supreme Court rulings and invalidating some of the ADA regulations issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The ADAAA took effect on January 1, 2009. The EEOC recently finalized amendments […]

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DOT Extends Disability Protections to Passenger Ships and Boats

On June 17, the U.S. Department of Transportation enacted the first federal rule to provideADA protections to people with disabilities who travel on boats and ships, including cruise ships. So these vessels cannot charge extra for accessibility-related services to passengers, cannot require passengers to furnish their own attendants, and cannot deny access to passengers based on […]

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20th Anniversary of ADA to Be Celebrated Around the Country

For many who were there, it’s hard to believe the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 20 on July 26. While much work remains to be done, the ADA’s accomplishments have been legion. It has raised the bar on accessibility in workplaces, homes, movie theaters, parking lots, restaurants, government buildings — the list goes on and on. […]

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ADA Amendments Act Broadens Definition of Disability for ADA Purposes

The ADA Amendments Act took effect on Jan. 1, 2009. The act makes important changes to the definition of “disability” by rejecting several Supreme Court decisions that narrowed the conditions under which people could qualify for ADA protection. Under the act, an individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment […]

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California Supreme Court Rules Intent Not Necessary to Obtain Damages in ADA Lawsuits

In Munson v. Del Taco, Inc., the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that businesses that unintentionally violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be sued in state court for monetary damages. In the lawsuit at issue, Kenneth Munson, who has a physical disability and uses a wheelchair, sued Del Taco because he “encountered architectural barriers […]

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