U.S. Chamber Applauds Bipartisan Work of EEOC on ADA Amendments Regulations

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits, Randel K. Johnson, issued the following statement today applauding the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for its bipartisan approval of regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008:

“The ADA Amendments reflect a carefully crafted compromise between the business community and the disability community that was passed by the House and the Senate without dissent.

“The Commission is to be commended for undertaking the hard work needed to reach bipartisan agreement that has been a hallmark of the Americans with Disabilities Act for the last two decades. We know firsthand that these issues can be exceedingly difficult. While we have only begun to review the final regulation, it is clear that the Commission gave substantive consideration to our comments and those of other stakeholders.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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