The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation,... more +
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation, communications and governmental activities. The Act defines a covered disability as those mental or physical impairments that substantially interfere with one or more major life activities. Five different federal agencies are responsible for enforcing the ADA: Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, Department of Transportation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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EEOC Releases Letter Addressing Wellness Programs and Reasonable Accommodation Obligations - In a letter issued recently by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), Peggy Mastroianni, the agency's Legal Counsel,...more
Five federal agencies have collectively proposed regulations to implement elements of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") healthcare reform legislation designed to encourage employers to sponsor employee wellness programs. The...more
Dillard's Inc., a large national retail chain, has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve a class action disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This settlement is further...more
Earlier this week, the national department store chain Dillard’s agreed to pay $2M to settle a discrimination claim based upon its policy of requiring absent employees to provide a doctor’s note stating the medical reason for...more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported in a press release that Interstate Distributor Company, a trucking firm, agreed to pay $4.85 million to settle a lawsuit alleging pattern and practice violations of the...more
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