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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 23 Apr 2015

EEOC proposes rule addressing incentives in employee wellness programs

On April 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a long-awaited proposed rule and supplemental guidance addressing


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 5 Jun 2013

Time to review your ADA policy: DSM-5 revisions could mean new requests for accommodation

The American Psychiatric Association has published the latest revision to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (the "DSM-5"), which could expose


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 7 Nov 2012

Copyright office issues new exemptions to DMCA anti-circumvention provisions

On October 26, 2012, the Copyright Office issued its final rules regarding exemptions to the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 20 Oct 2011

White House eliminates insurance program for long-term care

Late Friday afternoon, the Obama administration announced that it had decided to terminate a significant component of the 2010 health-care reform law, ending a program to offer Americans insurance for long-term care because it was too costly to be viable.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2011

FCC establishes new rules for enabling access to advanced communications services by persons with disabilities

On October 7, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted new rules that implement provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 ("CVAA").


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 11 Oct 2011

Providers weigh in with deficit reduction super committee

As the debt reduction “super committee” tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in savings by late November continues to meet, healthcare providers with a stake in the committee’s action (or inaction) have begun to weigh in on the deficit reduction process.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 22 Jun 2011

Leaves of absence as reasonable accommodations: how long is too long?

On May 20, 2011, the Northern District of California, denying the employer’s motion for summary judgment, held that the employer “could not enforce a maximum leave policy without first considering whether a reasonable accommodation such as an additional short term leave would be appropriate” after the employee exhausted available leave.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2011

New ADAAA regulations significantly expand disability protections and burdens on employers

On May 24, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's final regulations and interpretative guidance for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADAAA") became effective.


Locke Lord LLP | United Kingdom | 19 May 2011

High Court upholds exclusivity of Montreal Convention 1999 in respect of disabled passengers

In the recent case of Tony Hook v British Airways plc (2011) EWHC 379 (QB), the High Court was asked to consider whether UK and EU aviation legislation created a private law cause of action sounding in damages in relation to alleged disability discrimination by an airline.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 20 Apr 2011

Second Circuit holds that employee may be disabled even if she continues to work

On April 14, 2011, the Second Circuit ruled that an employee's continued presence at work does not preclude a finding that the employee was disabled during that time.

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