Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Likely To Increase Claims


On September 25, 2008, President Bush signed into law the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. This Act, which is effective January 1, 2009, amends the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") by reversing a series of U.S. Supreme Court decisions that had substantially limited the scope of coverage to employees. As a result of this recent reversal, employers can expect to see a significant increase in ADA-related claims and lawsuits.

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