20 06 2008

Collaboration Leads to Revised ADA Bill

The proposed law will expand narrow court interpretations that have restricted ADA coverage in the workplace for people with disabilities. It is expected to increase the overall number of disabled people able to request reasonable accommodations, but should not have a significant impact on ADA employment policies already in place.

by Tom Starner

June 19, 2008

Human Resource Executive Online

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=104013393

Since becoming federal law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act has had a major impact on the U.S. workplace. The problem is, whatever the ADA’s net effect has been on employment and the working disabled in general, subsequent legal decisions have led to as much frustration as success.

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