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Neil Talegaonkar

More for Employers to Be Anxious About Under the ADAAA

By and on April 28, 2015

In 2008, Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which expanded the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (“ADA”).  Congress passed the ADAAA with the express intent of counteracting several Supreme Court of the United States precedents and “reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA.”  Last month, the […]

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Neil Talegaonkar

New Executive Order Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for Federal Employment, Federal Contractors, and on Federal Construction Projects

By on July 30, 2014

On July 21, 2014, President Obama entered yet another executive order related to employment. This latest order amends two previous executive orders, Executive Order 11478 and Executive Order 11246. With the entry of this latest order, Executive Order 11478 was expanded to include “gender identity” (E.O. 11478 already prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation). The […]

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