The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a Final Rule interpreting the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, which was enacted toward the end of the Bush Administration in 2008 and took effect in January 2009. The ADAAA dramatically expands the definition of who is "disabled" but does not change longstanding law on reasonable accommodations, employment-related medical examinations, confidentiality, or drug testing.
Constangy is reviewing the Final Rule and will issue a comprehensive client bulletin in the near future.
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