EEOC Publishes Final Regulations Implementing ADAA
The EEOC has now published its final regulations which implement the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008. The new regulations can be found at http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/03/25/2011-6056/regulations-to-implement-the-equal-employment-provisions-of-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-as
According to the EEOC press release yesterday, “the regulations are designed to simplify the determination of who has a ‘disability’ and make it easier for people to establish that they are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
‘The ADAAA is a very important civil rights law,’ said EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien. ‘The regulations developed by the Commission to implement the ADAAA clarify the requirements of the law for all stakeholders, which is one of the Commission’s most important responsibilities.'”