A new year often brings with it new resolutions, plans, projects. 2009 brings with it required changes in employers' policies and in the administration of employment laws. Both the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and the Department of Labor's final regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act go into effect in January of 2009. These articles summarize some of the major changes these laws bring and provide some guidance on your approach to them in the next month.