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Congress Passes ADA Amendments Act of 2008

Posted on: September 25th, 2008

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is about to undergo a major change. Last week, Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”), which will overturn two prior Supreme Court cases and dramatically increase the scope of employees covered by the ADA. President Bush is expected to sign the bill into law this week, and the new legislation will take effect on January 1, 2009. For access to the text of the ADAA, click here. (more…)