Since becoming effective in January 2009, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) has dramatically expanded the challenges employers face in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Final Regulations implementing the ADAAA “Final Rule,” released in March 2011, are only beginning to be interpreted and applied by courts, further compounding the problems employers face.
Beginning with a brief history of the ADA, this guide describes employer ADA compliance obligations and options for managing ADA workplace issues. We spotlight key success factors in building ADA-compliant programs and provide checklists of questions you may ask clients to better understand their program needs and help them identify the appropriate partner and vendor to assist in those compliance efforts. FAQs and links to additional resources support this comprehensive review of employer ADA obligations.