This New Year’s you may have resolved to lose more weight, spend more time with family, or be nicer to your payroll service. Hopefully, you haven’t broken all those resolutions yet. It’s not too late to make some work-related resolutions you can stick to. High on that list should be getting up-to-date on the top 2009 employment law topics.
One important change is the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Amendments Act of 2008 or ADAAA. Effective January 1, 2009, this law change redefines who is considered disabled.
Later this month, the new federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations take effect. These regulations provide clarity on several long-standing, challenging regulations and implement new FMLA leave available to military family members.
In line with the 2009 changes, be sure you’ve implemented the changes required by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 or NDAA. Highlights include changes to Leave Duration, Multiple Leaves, Qualifying Exigencies, and Qualified Employees.