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Are You Ready for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008

November 26, 2008
When President George W. Bush signed legislation to expand the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it broadened the definition of ‘disabled,’ triggering important changes for employers. Being informed of these changes—and in compliance with the new law—is a must for employers and HR.
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Suits Challenge Social Security Disability Practices

October 28, 2008
Lawsuits against two large disability insurers have called into question a nearly universal practice in the long-term disability insurance industry: Most long-term disability policies require claimants to request Social Security disability benefits and reduce the insurer’s payout by a commensurate amount.
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ADA 'Association' Claim

Even if there is a legitimate business reason for terminating an employee, disparate treatment of similarly situated employees by a company suggests a reasonable inference of pretext. Employers are advised that when considering taking action against workplace misconduct, they should take action that is consistent and is in line with company policy.
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Employers Welcome Compromise on ADA

June 30, 2008
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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