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Employers Welcome Compromise on ADA

June 30, 2008
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The House last week approved a revised bill expanding the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act, allaying the business community’s concerns about a previous version of the bill.
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House Passes Expansion of ADA

June 26, 2008
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The ADA Amendments Act, which the House passed on a 402-17 vote, came in response to a series of court decisions that narrowed the scope of the ADA’s protection.
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High Court Rules for Employee in Claim Denial Case

June 24, 2008
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Lower courts should consider an insurer’s potential conflict of interest when reviewing a denial of employee benefits in which the insurer both determines and pays the benefits, a divided Supreme Court ruled.
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Employer-Endorsed Disability Bill Sails Through Committees

June 18, 2008
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In a rare show of cooperation, both employer and advocate groups support the bill, which would amend the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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C-Suite March 2008

April 14, 2008
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C-Suite March 2008
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No Claim for Depressed Employee Who Can’t Work

February 29, 2008
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An employee who cannot perform essential job duties of regular and predictable attendance, regardless of his or her alleged disability, is not ADA protected.
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No Claim for Depressed Employee Who Can’t Work

February 29, 2008
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An employee who cannot perform essential job duties of regular and predictable attendance, regardless of his or her alleged disability, is not ADA protected.
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2008 Group Disability Insurers

February 19, 2008
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Listed in alphabetical order Published January 14, 2008
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House Considers Bill That Expands Definition of Disability

January 30, 2008
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The ADA Restoration Act of 2007 would redefine a disability as a physical or mental impairment. It also would prohibit courts from considering ‘mitigating measures’ and require that employers prove an individual is not qualified for a job.
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Quarter-Ton New York Cop Denied Fatter Disability Pay

January 18, 2008
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A district judge in New York denied a 500-pound police officer an increase in his disability pay, upholding a ruling by the city’s pension board that the officer’s morbid obesity, not an injury, was to blame for his inability to perform his job.
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