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Your Website and ADA Compliance

When creating a commercial website, a company has a number of concerns and priorities, such as functionality, design, and search engine optimization. One consideration that is often overlooked, however, is whether the site will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. In view of a recent federal court decision, businesses may want to start focusing more […]

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Pool of Qualified Workers Waiting to be Hired

October is National Disability Awareness month and a great time to remind employers of the many benefits of hiring a qualified person with a disability. People with disabilities represent the single largest and most diverse minority in the US and are an untapped source of qualified candidates. So why are employers missing out on hiring […]

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How “Healthy” is Your Wellness Program?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently brought suit for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against a Wisconsin based company for requiring an employee to submit to a medical exam as part of a “wellness program,” and then terminating the employee when she objected to the program.  This suit is the first […]

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Employers’ Assumptions About Mental Illness Can Lead to Litigation

Let me relate a familiar story: Mr. Black has been working for Premier Corp. for over 20 years.  He is a supervisor on the production floor.  In the last year, he has begun to suffer panic attacks and has been diagnosed with major depression and anxiety disorder.  One day at work, he has a panic […]

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