THE ADA AMENDMENTS ACT

President Bush is expected to sign what is now called the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”). Formerly known as the ADA Restoration Act, Congress passed the ADAAA earlier this month. The ADAAA is intended to revise aspects of the original ADA, which...

FLESHING OUT THE ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act’s employment provisions took effect in July 1992. The courts, employers and their lawyers, are still trying to get it right. The law is different from other anti-discrimination laws. Most employment laws prohibiting discrimination...

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS KEEP GETTING MORE COMPLICATED

Employers increasingly are relying on credit and background checks in the hiring process. Employers want assurances that their employees are honest and trustworthy. Internal investigations of certain misconduct allegations are now required by anti-discrimination laws...
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