The EEOC recently issued its long awaited final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Acts (ADAAA), which expanded ADA employment protections within the workplace. Among other provisions, the new regulations provide that the statute is to be construed broadly; employers should focus on accommodations, as opposed to questioning whether someone is disabled; and mitigating measures including medicine, other treatments, and prosthetic devices cannot be considered in analyzing whether an individual is "disabled."
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is hosting a webinar entitled "New ADA Regulations: What They Mean for the Hospitality Industry" featuring Partners Ellen McLaughlin and William Schurgin on May 17th, 2011, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm ET.
This webinar is free for AH&LA members and $99 for nonmembers. Please contact Katie Hais at email@example.com or (202) 289-3114 with questions regarding registration. Members of the media wishing to attend should also contact Katie Hais.
Register at: http://www.ahla.com/content.aspx?id=31387