May 23, 2011 marked the first day the new Americans with Disability Act regulations were effective. The new rules will be a challenge for employers because of adoption of the expansive definition of "disabled." On the other hand, the law is a serious win for employees. The previously restrictive definition of what constitutes a "disability" is done away with and almost no prior case law on the subject can help with interpretation. As for employment attorneys, it is pretty exciting-regardless of which side of the fence you land on.