Yesterday President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act into law, which liberalizes the definition of "disability" and will dramatically increase the number of employees who are protected by the ADA's non-discrimination and reasonable accommodation provisions. To see the text of the ADAAA, click here. The new provisions take effect January 1, 2009.

For a brief summary of the ADAAA and its history, click here.

Constangy will soon be issuing a more detailed Client Bulletin about the final version of the ADAAA. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the ADAAA, please contact Robin Shea, any member of the Litigation Practice Group, or the Constangy attorney of your choice.

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