Are measles protected by the ADA? What do you think?

We have all heard about the resurgence of measles in the US, starting at Disneyland in California, but now spreading across the US. A recent case was reported in New York City. Since many people, especially Millennials were not vaccinated for it when younger some employers have expressed some concern about measles having an effect …

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An Open-ended Leave is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation

When the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) passed in 2008 it substantially changed the way employers have to deal with employees with disabilities. It enlarged definitions of disabilities and life functions and it put on employers the requirement of “interactive discussions”, but one thing it did not do was require employers to give …

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Office with a View as an ADA Accommodation

I dislike winter time, not because of the cold, though that doesn’t help, but because of the reduction of daylight. I get moody and surly. (I know, that is hard as that is to imagine.) I turn on all the lights in my office all seven of them. So in the winter time I probably …

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Intellectual Disability under the ADAAA: A Widening Chasm of Problems?

Most of us in HR are still not up to speed on the new requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). Most of us are used to dealing with the idea of disability under the ADA since it had been around since 1990. In fact many HR folks have never experienced an …

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The ADAAA: Part Two – Some Key Points

This is a follow up to my post entitled The ADAAA: This is as messy as it sound. I wanted to hit some of the key points of the new regulations that were published by the EEOC. These are tidbits I picked up from the folks at Seyfarth Shaw and other reading I have been …

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The ADAAA: This Is As Messy As It Sounds

I sat in on a webinar yesterday about the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendmenst Act. Based on what I heard the ADAAA would be better renamed “Ninety-eight percent of your employees and candidates will be able to claim a disability” Act. The webinar was conduct by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on the final regulations put out …

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