Besides their obvious purpose of identifying work to be performed, well-written job descriptions are integral in recruiting and interviewing prospective employees, rating job performance, classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (), meting out discipline, and making promotion and compensation decisions.
Plus, in light of recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and theAct ( ), accurate job descriptions are more important than ever.
Added Importance Because Of The ADA Amendments Act Of 2008
The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) restored the protections of the original ADA that had been eroded by various U.S. Supreme Court decisions. As a result, employers are going to have to explore more accommodations for more impairments than ever before.
The duty to accommodate, however, is contingent upon the accommodation bein...(register to read more)