ADA Latest Subject of Practical
Solutions for HR Reference System Series
Brentwood, TN (November 5, 2008) - President Bush's September 25th, 2008
signing of the ADA Amendments Act reversed years of court decisions favoring
employers in disputes over disability discrimination. "The realm of 'the
disabled' is about to be significantly enlarged," says employment law
attorney and former Coca-Cola Enterprises general counsel John Phillips.
"While it may be incorrect to say the new Act makes everyone disabled, we'll
be much closer to that point than we've ever been. Reasonable accommodation
requests will become more frequent and more complicated. Disability
discrimination charges and litigation will increase dramatically. Given the
new Act's language, it'll be difficult for courts to dismiss these cases
without letting a jury decide them."
The new law goes into effect January 1. Workplace policies are going to have
to undergo significant revisions if employers are to avoid what is expected
to be a tidal wave of new litigation. In light of this urgency, M. Lee Smith
Publishers announces a pre-publication discount on its new management
information tool, ADA Compliance: Practical Solutions for HR. This
comprehensive aid, consisting of a 350-page manual, sample policies and
forms on CD, and a quarterly alert bulletin, helps Human Resources
professionals make better decisions and avoid expensive discrimination
Written by employment law attorney Audra Hamilton, ADA Compliance: Practical
Solutions for HR consists of three interlocking components:
• A 350 page answer guide to hundreds of different disability accommodation
scenarios, including a plain-English explanation of both the original law
and the Amendments Act of 2008.
• Sample ADA personnel policies and forms on a CD-ROM, ready to be
• The quarterly ADA Compliance Bulletin, a quick-read recap of significant
ADA court decisions and changes in regulations.
Employers and HR Managers are welcome to try ADA Compliance: Practical
Solutions for HR for 30 days at no cost, just as they are welcome to try
FMLA Compliance: Practical Solutions for HR and Wage & Hour Compliance:
Practical Solutions for HR.
Relevant media are also welcome to receive samples for review.
M. Lee Smith Publishers