ADA Accommodation

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    In certain circumstances, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to allow a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of his or her job, to fully...

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    Medically speaking, the term "mental illness" describes a plethora of mental and emotional disorders ranging from mild anxiety to more serious conditions that significantly interfere with major life activities such as learning, working, and simply communicating with others. Legally speaking, "mental illness" isn't quite as easy to define, yet...
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    Medically speaking, the term "mental illness" describes a plethora of mental and emotional disorders ranging from mild anxiety to more serious conditions that significantly interfere with major life activities such as learning, working, and simply communicating with others. Legally speaking, "mental illness" isn't quite as easy to define, yet...
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    Your employee has cancer. What do you do? In 2010, there were an estimated 1.5 million new cancer cases, plus an additional 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer. With these numbers on the rise, it is safe to say that most employers will have an employee or an employee's family member who has cancer. If the situation weren't difficult...
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    Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and an estimated 79 million adults have pre-diabetes. With such a high likelihood of having  employees with the disease, all employers need answers to questions about how to treat employees with diabetes. Can an employer deny a...
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    An employee at a Michigan Wal-Mart filed a lawsuit with the help of the ACLU claiming that the retailer illegally fired him for taking medical marijuana to treat an inoperable brain tumor and sinus cancer. He claims that Michigan’s law protects employees from being disciplined for legally using medical marijuana. Arizona recently approved...
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    The long-awaited proposed regulations from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission implementing the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) have finally been published. Learn how the EEOC's Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) changes the definition of a disability and expands who will be covered under the ADA.   In just 90 minutes, your...
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    Depression-related absenteeism and low productivity cost American employers an estimated $44 billion a year. Depressive disorders amount to more than half of medical plan dollars spent for health problems. And with workplace suicides on the rise, this illness is too serious to ignore. Learn how to spot the tell-tale signs of depression and help...
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    The long-awaited proposed regulations from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission implementing the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) have finally been published. Learn how the EEOC's Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) changes the definition of a disability and expands who will be covered under the ADA.     In just 90 minutes, your...
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    Migraine attacks in the workplace are painfully expensive for employers, costing more than $24 billion a year in lost workdays and lost productivity from employees who suffer through attacks while on the job. And with the new ADA Amendments Act and revised Family and Medical Leave Act now in effect, many employers are asking, "Is a migraine...
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