Which employers are covered by title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

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According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), "The employment provisions of title I of the ADA apply to private employers, State and local governments, employment agencies, and labor unions. Employers with twenty-five or more employees were covered starting July 26, 1992, when title I went into effect. Employers with fifteen or more employees were covered two years later, beginning July 26, 1994."

For answers to more questions about employment and the Americans with Disabilities Act, consult the EEOC web page or review the DO-IT Knowledge Base article How can employers keep up with how the ADA is being applied in the area of employment?

Last update or review: September 08, 2010