The ADA requires employers to enter into an interactive process with disabled employees to find accommodations that allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs.
While employers and employees may know what the job is and what its essential functions are, neither may know how to bridge the gap between the employee’s disability and allowing the employee to perform the job.
WHAT’S NEW: Recently, the federal government updated its Job Accommodation Network (JAN) web site. The electronic information service is run by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. Employers can access the network online at www.jan.wvu.edu. (The University of West Virginia hosts and maintains the site.)
The newly redesigned web site offers up-to-date information on accommodations, legislation and changes in the ADA world to employers, disabled individuals and others.
Employers can use the site’...(register to read more)
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