Tag: definition of a disability

AMA says obesity is a disease: What does this mean for you?

by Jonathan R. Mook The American Medical Association (AMA) has officially designated obesity as a disease. In doing so, it explained that obesity is a “multi-metabolic and hormonal disease state” that leads to unfavorable outcomes like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The AMA’s action has focused renewed attention on the so-called obesity epidemic and […]

More Workers Protected from Disability Discrimation under ADA Amendments Act

by Burton J. Fishman Fortney & Scott, LLC Last week, while everyone’s attention was focused on a potential meltdown of the U.S. economy and whether or not the first presidential debate would actually take place, a bunch more of your employees were given federal protection against disability discrimination. On September 25, 2008, President George Bush […]