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The Americans with Disabilities act is Amended

September, 2008

On September 25, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (the “ADA Amendment Act”). The ADA Amendment Act implements certain changes and clarifications to the ADA which will go into effect on January 1, 2009. In passing the ADA Amendment, Congress found that the Courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had been interpreting the ADA in a manner which is narrower than the Congress intended in passing the original ADA in 1990.

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