The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act (“ADAAA”), is giving employers another reason to pay close attention to what’s happening on the Hill. The ADA Amendments Act became effective last week with the start of the new year. The EEOC has not completed its final regulations for the new law but that doesn’t mean employers aren’t still obligated to comply.
To help employers manage this new law, the Job Accommodation Network (“JAN”), has released a new publication and a resource page. All wise employers know about the power of JAN. JAN is a treasure trove of accommodation-related information. If you have questions about what options there are for accommodating just about any disability, JAN is the place to look. And JAN provides not only the answer but actually gives you direct resources for purchasing the necessary goods and services.
The new publication is JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and will be periodically updated as additional information is made public. Complementary resources on the ADAAAA is also available.