On May 24, 2011, final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) went into effect. If you don’t have time to read hundreds of pages of regulations and comments, there’s an ADAAA Fact Sheet from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Still too long? Let’s get to the point: The ADAAA broadens the coverage of the ADA to shift the focus away from the determination of whether an employee or applicant has a disability. As the new regulations make clear: