Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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    Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities who are qualified for a job. The ADA covers all private employers with 15 or more employees and covers state and local governments, regardless of the number of employees. In 2008, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and...

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    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities and covers all private employers with 15 or more employees; and state and local governments, regardless of the number of employees. The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), which was signed into law in 2008, expanded...

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    The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and the new ADAAA regulations that went into effect last year place a renewed focus on the essential functions of a job -- and that puts your job descriptions in the spotlight. Done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and...
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    HR Quick Quiz: An employee slips and falls at work. You know that workers' comp applies. And as his rehabilitation continues, you start trying to figure out when FMLA/CFRA kick in -- or maybe they already have. And when the employee calls you and asks for a reasonable accommodation to return to work, ADA and FEHA are added to the already...
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    It happens all the time – a problem when various leave laws and workers’ comp rules overlap. Case I: An Illinois maintenance technician who suffered from depression took family and medical leave for treatment. He used up his leave time before he was released from the treatment center, so his employer terminated him. The employee...
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    If done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and create a more motivated workforce. But poorly written job descriptions can wreak workplace havoc, instill confusion, and leave employers exposed to devastating lawsuits. And recent updates to the ADA Amendments Act have...
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    Done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and create a more motivated workforce. But writing job descriptions that comply with federal laws like the ADA, the ADEA, and the FLSA can be tricky. In an effort to word things clearly, you actually could be violating the very...
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    Last year, there were 1.6 million new cancer cases in the United States, plus an additional 2 million nonmelanoma skin cancer diagnoses. And with these numbers set to rise, it's safe to say you will have an employee, or an employee's family member, fighting this dreaded disease. If the situation weren't difficult enough on a personal level, HR...
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    An employee has cancer. What do you do? Last year, there were 1.6 million new cancer cases in the United States, plus an additional 2 million nonmelanoma skin cancer diagnoses. And with these numbers set to rise, it's safe to say you will have an employee, or an employee's family member, fighting this dreaded disease. If the situation weren't...
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    A Yale study revealed that weight discrimination occurs in the workplace as often as racial discrimination. Even more disturbing, the EEOC sued an employer, claiming it violated the ADA Amendments Act by firing a worker because she was obese. So does that mean obesity is now considered a disability? Interpreting the ADA Amendments Act, the...
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