ADA Amendments And Calif. Protections For Disabled

Law360, New York (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Sep. 25, 2008, President Bush signed the ADA Amendments Act (the “Act”) into law. Although the Act does not take effect until Jan. 1, 2009, employers should familiarize themselves with the expanded scope of protections which will soon be available to employees under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”).

As a result of the broader scope of protections afforded to disabled applicants and employees under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), California employers for years have already been subject to...
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