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CCH Resource Provides Guidance on New Disability, Genetic Discrimination Laws

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 7, 2008) – With the recent passage of the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA), which takes effect at the start of 2009, HR and employment legal professionals need to understand how disability will be redefined and how to avoid discriminating against those who have a genetic marker for a disease. The ADAAA, along with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), will require employers to change their approach to applicants and employees with disabilities. Understanding the New Disability and Genetic Discrimination Laws of 2008 from CCH guides professionals through the complexities of these laws and enforcement provisions, as well as their relationship with other federal and state laws. CCH is a leading provider of labor and employment law information and services and part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (

“Many legal advisors already anticipate an increase in employment litigation as a result of the changes made by these laws,” said Joy Waltemath, JD, CCH managing editor. “Now is the time for professionals to prepare, and this comprehensive new resource will help them keep up to date and in compliance.”

Understanding the New Disability and Genetic Discrimination Laws of 2008 provides complete explanations and expert analysis of both the ADAAA and GINA. Contents include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008);
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008);
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008;
  • Full Text of Executive Order 13145;
  • EEOC Policy Guidance on Executive Order 13145: To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information; and
  • Relevant committee reports and other legislative history provide context and additional analysis.

In addition, this practical reference includes a state law chart of all states with disability discrimination and genetic discrimination laws and their key components.

For More Information

For more information or to order Understanding the New Disability and Genetic Discrimination Laws of 2008, call 1-800-449-9525 or visit Price is $79.95 (250 pages).

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include health care organizations, law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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