Adjusting To Change In The ADA And FMLA

Law360, New York (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) are federal laws protecting individuals with disabilities and/or serious health conditions. Both Acts have been amended, and new FMLA regulations have been issued. The impact of these changes on employers is significant and set out below.

The Americans With Disabilities Act

The Basics

The ADA requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodation” to the “known physical or mental limitations” of a “qualified individual with a disability,” unless that accommodation would constitute an “undue...
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