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New Rules Would Label Millions of American Workers as Disabled
Fox News ^ | March 28, 2011 | Shannon Bream

Posted on 03/28/2011 11:09:16 PM PDT by george76

"Before, perhaps 40 million people were covered by the ADA. That number will increase significantly," McGlothlen told Fox News. "Some people might even say that a majority of Americans are covered as disabled under the law."

Overall, lawyers for employers say the regulations shift the burden of proof in disability claims.

They say that employers will now have to show why a worker doesn't require special accommodations, rather than employees proving that the measures are merited.

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Barring congressional intervention, the new regulations will take effect May 24.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ada

1 posted on 03/28/2011 11:09:19 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76
They say that employers will now have to show why a worker doesn't require special accommodations, rather than employees proving that the measures are merited.

I need a beer tap installed in my office so I can think more clearly. I also need a couple of those Octoberfest girls to serve me my beer.

2 posted on 03/28/2011 11:12:23 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: george76

More assaults on business by the administration of “The Won” and his cronies. Big(ger) businesses will be able to absorb some of this, but it will eventually pinch them in the wallet, causing them to shed workers. Small(er) businesses will not, and this will instigate a wave of closures for businesses who can’t afford all the spurious claims and subsequent expenditures for “accomodations”.

This isn’t about making sure that people with real disabilities can get into the building. It’s about making sure ADA lawyers have an opportunity to rake in more profit by convincing clients that they really *need* that Hermann Miller chair or they’ll just die.


3 posted on 03/28/2011 11:14:04 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: george76
"I am hopeful that employers will now move to the next question which is, 'How do we make sure our workplace is welcoming to people with a range of health conditions?'" she told Fox News.

O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!

4 posted on 03/28/2011 11:14:23 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: george76
More interest groups, more victims, more employers going to China.
5 posted on 03/28/2011 11:15:25 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: dr_lew

“I am hopeful that employers will now move to the next question which is, ‘How do we make sure our workplace is welcoming to people with a range of gender conditions?’” she told Fox News.

She/hes, He/shes, dog/men, cat/women, who can keep up?
But the government says they all have to have a place
to work...and for some....a litter box.


6 posted on 03/28/2011 11:20:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dr_lew

Just another way to fire white Christian males.


7 posted on 03/28/2011 11:31:44 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Have you terrorized a terrorist today?)
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To: george76

This change will assure that no one with a perceived difference/disability will ever be hired again.


8 posted on 03/28/2011 11:33:38 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: george76

Too stupid to do the job...

Does that qualify?

How about too lazy?


9 posted on 03/28/2011 11:39:52 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

I recall reading the opinion some years ago that the disability act would inevitably lead to those afflicted with innumeracy being hired as mathematics professors. I suppose we’re nearing that point.


10 posted on 03/28/2011 11:44:56 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: george76

New ADA regs published
http://minnlawyer.com/minnlawyerblog/2011/03/28/new-ada-regs-published/


11 posted on 03/28/2011 11:46:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: dr_lew

Yes, Caterpillar would be required to hire a second CNC machine operator to operate the machine for the “disabled” guy who is unable to operate it correctly.

Accomodation. Pay two people to get one job done.


12 posted on 03/28/2011 11:49:40 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Two M’s in ‘accommodate’ !

When I meet Saint Peter at the Gate, that’s what I plan to say, “Two M’s in accommodate!” ... I figure I’ll go right in.


13 posted on 03/28/2011 11:56:21 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: george76
If the “disabled” are the majority, that makes them the “new normal”.

That means THEY will have to accommodate the likes of ME, by staying the heck out of my sight, hearing, or smelling: I'm deathly allergic to freeloaders, deadbeats, and goldbricks.

They cause me to break out in uncontrollable fits of apoplexy, leading to wildly flailing limbs...which sometimes connect violently with vital parts of their worthless carcasses.

14 posted on 03/29/2011 12:01:42 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: george76

Destroying the last of our economy.


15 posted on 03/29/2011 12:21:36 AM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: Cementjungle
I also need a couple of those Octoberfest girls to serve me my beer.

No more German girls for me. I've gone strictly Italian from now on.

16 posted on 03/29/2011 12:40:38 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: george76

A new way to steal our tax money.


17 posted on 03/29/2011 12:57:52 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Also another way to put us all on the plantation.


18 posted on 03/29/2011 12:58:45 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: george76

Someone needs to forward this to Bush-41. He’s the one who turned Wheelies into a newest Entitlement Class.


19 posted on 03/29/2011 1:04:19 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: george76

Government won’t stop until all of us are dependent on it. These things are merely a means to an end and in the end, it’s control they want.


20 posted on 03/29/2011 1:35:53 AM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Actually, I don’t think ‘white Christian males’ will be allowed to exist, you’ll have to choose whether you’re a ‘ethnic celtic catholic spiritual primarily masculine indivdual’ or a ‘ethnic germanic protestant spiritual male presenting indivdual.’


21 posted on 03/29/2011 1:52:34 AM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: george76
CONFIRMED:

CONFIRMED: One in 19 Americans today get SSDI or SSI. That's one in 19 Americans who are "disabled".

This is how bad it is BEFORE the new regulations take effect.
END GAME: The parasites outnumber the hosts.

22 posted on 03/29/2011 2:00:15 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: george76

That does it! I’m moving to California and hiring a lawyer.
I’ll apply for a job and be turned down since I can’t do the job with my disability and my prospective employer won’t make “reasonable” accommodations for me since he doen’t think I’m all that disabled.

My lawyer says, “Prove it”. ho boy-oboy


23 posted on 03/29/2011 2:45:33 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: george76

Another reason for outsourcing jobs.


24 posted on 03/29/2011 2:53:36 AM PDT by monocle
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To: george76

” Barring congressional intervention, the new regulations will take effect “

There’s something desperately wrong about the relationship between Congress, and the Bureaucratic Monsters they’ve created...


25 posted on 03/29/2011 2:57:14 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: george76

Lots more work for the lawyers.


26 posted on 03/29/2011 2:58:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: george76

There is already a huge underground network of “disabled” who suck off the government tit and work f/t jobs for cash paid under the table. Small businesses are especially inclined to hire someone who will work for less $ payable in cash. No payroll costs, taxes to pay, etc etc. The “disabled” often get food stamps that are sold for pennies on the dollar, along with SS# that can be used as bogus dependent claims.

Scamming the government (us) is a f/t job handed down from generation to generation now.


27 posted on 03/29/2011 3:02:16 AM PDT by unsycophant
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To: george76

Disability. It’s the new welfare.


28 posted on 03/29/2011 3:19:59 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: Lancey Howard

A stated goal in the report is to reduce the number of people receiving SSI, but as we all know government rules usually have the opposite effect..


29 posted on 03/29/2011 3:25:40 AM PDT by EVO X
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To: Little Pig

Bump


30 posted on 03/29/2011 3:32:00 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: george76

I am convinced that the powers that be purposely want to drive business out of the country. Maybe they yearn for a return to Medieval times? They want to set themselves up as Nobles, complete with estates and serfs. And don’t forget the serving wrenches.


31 posted on 03/29/2011 4:38:44 AM PDT by rbg81
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And don’t forget the serving wrenches.

What's a serving wrench?

32 posted on 03/29/2011 4:48:44 AM PDT by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: houeto

Ooops.


33 posted on 03/29/2011 4:51:03 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: george76

Ah! The ADA. What a cornucopia of income generating rules and laws written, passed and utilized by lawyers to generate their own income.


34 posted on 03/29/2011 5:16:16 AM PDT by DH (48th TFW, A&E Lakenheath England, 67-70)
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To: george76
When I go for my annual physical next week I intend to ask for certification for obtaining a handicapped parking sticker.

My justification, "I need a parking closer to my Tai Kwon Do Jang. Sometimes it's hard and painful walking to my car after class."

35 posted on 03/29/2011 5:26:10 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: dr_lew
I recall reading the opinion some years ago that the disability act would inevitably lead to those afflicted with innumeracy being hired as mathematics professors. I suppose we’re nearing that point.

No. We've arrived. Just look at the POTUS.

36 posted on 03/29/2011 6:03:58 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (In hoc signo vinces)
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To: george76

Good grief. There’s already tons of fraud in this area. They need to hire as many people as they did the IRS just to find those who lie about having disabilities. IMO


37 posted on 03/29/2011 6:57:56 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: george76

If you offer the government teat to a group of people, a certain percentage will take it.


38 posted on 03/29/2011 6:59:33 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: george76

Oh goody! More dependents!!!


39 posted on 03/29/2011 7:22:45 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: george76

Another worthless federal agency that could disappear tomorrow and for most of us, our lives would change for the better. I say this as a person who has had severe to profound hearing loss in both ears since my early 20’s. I am also a diabetic.


40 posted on 03/29/2011 7:31:45 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps the better approach is for the EEOC to enact regulations defining who is not disabled. Under the new regulations, fat people are now disabled, even though the condition is almost always self-created. All diabetics are now disabled even though the vast majority of Type II diabetics could mitigate if not eliminate their condition through diet and exercise.


41 posted on 03/29/2011 7:51:59 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: rbg81
I noticed that many liberal writers seem very certain the logical and proper society that will arise after an apocalyptic event will be feudal;and they consider it good.
42 posted on 03/29/2011 8:42:24 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

It probably will be feudal. But in fuedal societies, the strongest, meanest MFers are on top. They will be nasty, brutish places and they probably won’t like it as much as they imagine they will.


43 posted on 03/29/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81

You obviously have a spelling handicap.

That ought to be good for a few hundred a month.


44 posted on 03/29/2011 8:30:18 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: george76

Greeaaat. Now I’ll NEVER be able to find a handicap spot to unload my son who uses a power wheelchair...not like I could ever find one before.


45 posted on 03/29/2011 8:42:12 PM PDT by wyokostur
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To: dr_lew

How did you eliminate a typo as the cause?


46 posted on 03/31/2011 8:56:19 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: george76
Another hyperegulatory nail in the coffin of American business...

brought to you and me by the Democratic Attorneys Party...dedicated to the bureaucratic perpetually employed few...trying to build careers on fewer and fewer willing subjects.

47 posted on 03/31/2011 8:59:06 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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