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  • Title I Technical Assistance Manual - This technical assistance manual addresses the requirements of title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which applies to the employment activities of private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor unions, and joint labor-management committees. The manual attempts to avoid an overly legalistic style without sacrificing completeness. In order to promote readability and understanding, the text makes liberal use of examples.
  • Title I Technical Assistance Manual - Addendum - The addendum to the title I technical assistance manual makes several updates and corrections resulting from three Supreme Court rulings that changed the interpretation of title I of the ADA.

Regulations - The regulations for title I of the ADA are presented in the following documents. In addition one document is provided that contains the interpretive guidance for all regulation sections.

Other Employment Documents
  • Title I Fact Sheet - This document provides a brief summary of the key requirements of title I (employment) of the ADA.
  • Title I Q&A - This brief document provides a list frequently asked questions related to employment and the ADA.
  • Your Employment Rights Under the ADA - This booklet describes the rights of individuals with disabilities under the employment provision of the ADA. It is presented in the form of frequently asked questions.
  • Your Responsibilities as an Employer under the ADA - This booklet describes the responsibilities of employers under the employment provision of the ADA. It is presented in the form of frequently asked questions.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business - This handbook is intended primarily for businesses with 15 to 100 employees and smaller businesses expecting to expand to have at least 15 employees in the near future. It provides an easy-to-read, overview of the basic employment provisions of the ADA as they relate to employees and job applicants.
  • Volunteers as Employees - This document is an extract from the EEOC Compliance Manual and discusses those circumstances under which a volunteer may be entitled to the rights of an employee.
  • Temporary Agencies and Other Staffing Firms - This enforcement guidance explains how some provisions of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 apply to staffing firms and their clients.
  • Application of the ADA to Contingent Workers Placed by Temporary Agencies and Other Staffing Firms - This enforcement guidance explains how some provisions of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 apply to staffing firms and their clients.
  • Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations - This enforcement guidance explains when it is permissible for employers to make disability-related inquiries or require medical examinations of employees.
  • Questions and Answers: Enforcement Guidance on Disability Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the Americans with Disabilites Act - This guidance document explains the ADA's rules concerning when employers may and may not obtain medical information about their employees.
  • Preemployment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations - This document provides the EEOC's position under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, on preemployment disability-related questions and medical examinations.
  • Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship - This Enforcement Guidance clarifies the rights and responsibilities of employers and individuals with disabilities regarding reasonable accommodation and undue hardship. The Guidance examines what "reasonable accommodation" means and who is entitled to receive it. The Guidance also discusses undue hardship, including when requests for schedule modifications and leave may be denied.
  • Small Employers and Reasonable Accommodation - This guide answers some of the key questions facing small businesses in connection with reasonable accommodations.
  • Psychiatric Disabilities - This enforcement guidance sets forth the Commission's position on the application of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
  • Workers Compensation and the ADA - This enforcement guidance sets forth the Commission's position on the interaction between Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and state workers' compensation laws.
  • Definition of the Term Disability - This guidance incorporates the Supreme Court's ruling on "mitigating measures" into the definition of "disability".
  • Disability and Service Retirement Plans Under the ADA - This question and answer document provide guidance concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to disability and service retirement plans.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - This fact sheet is intended to provide technical assistance on some common questions that have arisen about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) when the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) also applies.
  • EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Effect of Representations Made in Applications for Benefits on the Determination of Whether a Person Is a "Qualified Individual with a Disability" Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ( ADA) - This enforcement guidance sets forth the Commission's position that representations made in connection with an application for disability benefits should not be an automatic bar to an ADA claim.
  • Enforcement Guidance on Application of Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act to Conduct Overseas and to Foreign Employers Discriminating in the United States - This document provides guidance on the extraterritorial application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to American and American-controlled employers abroad; and the coverage under the statute of foreign employers discriminating within the United States.
  • Update from EEOC: Latest on Upcoming Supreme Court Case & Comments on 2002 ADA Cases presented by Sharon Rennert, J.D. on September 3, 2020
  • Studying the Employment of Persons with Disabilities - This Web cast will explore the calibration of the ADA's impact on the employment prospects of qualified persons covered by the law - presented by Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D., Lisa Schur, Ph.D., J.D. and Douglas Kruse, Ph.D. on June 18, 2020
  • Employment of People with Disabilities: Employer Policies and Practices that Promote Non-Discrimination - the role of human resource (HR) professionals in disability nondiscrimination - presented by Susanne Bruyére, Ph.D. on May 22, 2020
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