The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What Employers Need to Know in 2023

Recorded Session
90 Minutes

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H.W. Bush in July 1990.  The Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.  The purpose of the law is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as those provided to individuals based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.

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 ethically.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can prove to be costly for employers.  Penalties over 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • What are the Americans with Disabilities Act?
  • Titles I through V of the Act
  • Which agencies enforce Titles I through V?
  • Definitions of terms used in the Act
  • Major life activities outlined in the Act
  • Conditions considered being disabilities under ADA
  • Conditions excluded from the definition of disability
  • The accommodation process
  • Concept of reasonable accommodation
  • Limitations on the obligation to make reasonable accommodations
  • Service animals
  • Fragrance sensitivity
  • Website Guidelines
  • Marijuana and the ADA
  • HR’s role in enforcing provisions of the ADA
  • Maintaining existing production and performance standards for an employee with a disability
  • Interactions between Federal & State law
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Posting requirements
  • Proposed future changes to ADA

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Senior Leadership
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Operations Professionals
  • Employees

Non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can prove to be costly for employers.  Penalties over 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.

  • What are the Americans with Disabilities Act?
  • Titles I through V of the Act
  • Which agencies enforce Titles I through V?
  • Definitions of terms used in the Act
  • Major life activities outlined in the Act
  • Conditions considered being disabilities under ADA
  • Conditions excluded from the definition of disability
  • The accommodation process
  • Concept of reasonable accommodation
  • Limitations on the obligation to make reasonable accommodations
  • Service animals
  • Fragrance sensitivity
  • Website Guidelines
  • Marijuana and the ADA
  • HR’s role in enforcing provisions of the ADA
  • Maintaining existing production and performance standards for an employee with a disability
  • Interactions between Federal & State law
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Posting requirements
  • Proposed future changes to ADA
  • Senior Leadership
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Operations Professionals
  • Employees
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Speaker Profile

ins_img Diane L. Dee

Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane’s background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting, and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane’s leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on a wide variety of HR topics for various training firms across the country. Diane holds a Master's Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations …

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