The ADAAA Final Regulations Have Arrived; Were They Worth the Two-Year Wait?


Just as the first weekend of Spring arrives, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issues its long-awaited final regulations interpreting the ADA Amendments Act. Almost poetic, isn’t it? We’re still wading through the fine print, but it looks like some of the EEOC’s guidance will be very useful, albeit not always favorable, to employers. As for other parts of the guidance, the jury is still out. At the very least, however, the new regs are a major improvement over the proposed version that the agency issued in 2009.

Here are some of the highlights (or lowlights, depending on your aspect).

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