House passes changes to Americans With Disabilities Act over activists’ objections.
The House passed legislation that would amend the Americans with Disabilities Act over objections from disability rights. The ADA Education and Reform Act passed on a 225-to-192 Vote, with 12 Democrats joining all but 19 Republicans to approve a bill that proponents say is aimed at curbing unscrupulous lawyers who seek profit by threatening businesses with litigation without actually seeking to improve access for the disabled.
But activists say the bill, if enacted, would essentially gut the ADA’s provisions dealing with public accommodations by removing any incentive that businesses have to comply with the law before a complaint is filed.
Disability accommodation is an important and visible aspect of ethical business practices. Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act will ensure your organization is operating in an ethical manner.
Why Should You Attend:
Non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can prove to be costly for employers. Penalties in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-compliance put employers at substantial risk. Can your organization afford to be non-compliant?
This webinar will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will explain the importance of compliance and the consequences of non-compliance. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the ADA’s disability accommodation process and the interactions between Federal and State laws.
- Titles I through V of the ADA
- Definitions of “reasonable accommodation” and “major life activities”
- Examples of reasonable accommodations that an employer may have to provide
- Limitations on the obligation to make reasonable accommodations
- Maintaining existing production and performance standards for an employee with a disability
- Which medical conditions are protected under the ADA
- Interaction between Federal and State law
- Recordkeeping requirements under the ADA
- Posting requirements
Who Will Benefit:
- Human Resource Managers
- Human Resource Professionals
- Compliance Professionals
- Employee Benefit Professionals