J. J. Keller Introduces Manual to Help Companies Comply with the New ADA Amendments Act
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J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
3003 W. Breezewood Lane
Neenah, WI, 54957
Press release date: February 24, 2009
Neenah, WI -The ADA Amendments Act, which took effect on January 1, 2009, provides for a greater pool of protected individuals and equates to a greater risk to the employer with regard to disability discrimination claims. In order to help HR professionals understand the legal definition of a disability and ensure their company is compliant with the new ADA Amendments Act, J. J. Keller recently introduced the ADA Compliance Manual.
"As of January 2009, 23.1% of the population in the labor force has a disability," says Darlene Clabault, an HR subject matter expert with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. "The new law, in essence, will result in even more people being protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); therefore, companies need to be more aware of their responsibilities when it comes to responding to possible ADA-related situations and providing reasonable accommodations."
The 520-page guide reviews the ADA requirements and provides plain-English explanations, making it easier to ensure one's organization is in compliance. It also provides relevant best practices and court cases related to the recruitment, hiring, training, and general employment topics associated with an individual with a disability.
This manual provides helpful answers and guidance on topics including: o Hiring issues o Employment issues o Reasonable accommodations o Definition of a disability o Enforcement o How the ADA relates to other laws
A section of the manual is dedicated to supervisor/manager training issues in order to help strengthen an organization's ability to avoid disability discrimination claims.
Court cases are included throughout the manual when they apply to specific topical sections. A court case index is also provided in order to help users easily locate specific court cases throughout the manual. A chapter on reasonable accommodations provides HR professionals with information on providing accommodation, removal of barriers, ADA/ABA guidelines, accommodating safety in emergencies, undue hardship, financial assistance, and more.
Other features include sample documents and frequently asked questions, best practices and situation analyses that apply real-life situations.
J. J. Keller's ADA Compliance Manual (89M) is available for $229 by calling 1-800-327-6868. Callers should reference Action Code 25563 when ordering.
An optional update service provides two manual updates each year, along with two electronic 4-page newsletters sent between updates. Update service subscribers will also receive a CD-ROM containing the text of the law as well as supporting regulations and state-specific information. Call for details and pricing.
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About J. J. Keller
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. was established in 1953 and has become the nation's leader in risk and regulatory management solutions. The company employs over 1,200 associates and serves over 350,000 customers including more than 90% of the Fortune 1,000. J. J. Keller's diverse products and services include publications, forms, training, supplies, software, consulting, online management tools, outsourced services, and mobile technology.
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