Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)

An amendment that redefines the term disability ( www.practicallaw.com/5-501-9332) under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ( www.practicallaw.com/7-501-9331) (ADA) to broaden coverage of individuals under the Act (for more information, see Disability Definition Under the ADA and ADAAA Comparison Chart ( www.practicallaw.com/7-505-7931) ). The ADAAA (Pub. L. No. 110-325), modified the ADA significantly for employment purposes by:

The ADA is enforced by the EEOC. The ADAAA became effective on January 1, 2009 and most courts held that it does not apply retroactively. Therefore, claims under the ADA arising before that date are subject to the previous law.

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