The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation,... more +
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation, communications and governmental activities. The Act defines a covered disability as those mental or physical impairments that substantially interfere with one or more major life activities. Five different federal agencies are responsible for enforcing the ADA: Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, Department of Transportation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Employers often assign light duty to employees who are returning to work after recuperating from illnesses or injuries. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held, however, that neither the Family and Medical Leave Act...more
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Qualified employees with a disability are entitled to a reasonable accommodation from their employer to enable them to perform the essential functions of their job. One of the most difficult issues employers face is...more
President Barack Obama's second term will likely bring new employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
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Dillard's Inc., a large national retail chain, has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve a class action disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This settlement is further...more
Earlier this week, the national department store chain Dillard’s agreed to pay $2M to settle a discrimination claim based upon its policy of requiring absent employees to provide a doctor’s note stating the medical reason for...more
As technology for the home office improves, more nonprofits and employees are taking advantage of the benefits of telecommuting. Laptops are lighter, faster, and more portable. Smartphones, iPads, and other e-readers...more
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- What is telecommuting?
- Benefits of telecommuting
- Policy and practice challenges raised by telecommuting
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