May 17, 2013


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued four revised documents on protection against disability discrimination. The documents address how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to applicants and employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities. These documents are available on the EEOC website at “Disability Discrimination, The Question and Answer Series.” The revised documents reflect the changes to the definition of disability made by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) that make it easier to conclude that individuals with a wide range of impairments, including cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities, are protected by the ADA.

Employer Assistance and Resource Network Launches New Employer Blog

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) has launched a new business and disability blog, the EARN|Exchange. The blog will be updated several times each month with commentary on news and current events in business and disability employment. Postings will be provided by EARN staff as well as guest bloggers including experts in HR, recruiting, training, and more.

LEAD Center to Present Webinar on Promoting Employment — Introduction to Customized Employment and Customized Self-Employment, May 29, 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST

This LEAD Center webinar will provide information on Customized Employment, including Customized Self-Employment, as a best practice. Participants will gain an understanding of how Customized Employment can support job placement efforts for a variety of job seekers both with and without disabilities. The presentation is targeted to workforce development professionals and related stakeholders, and will be held May 29, 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST.

Equal Opportunity Publications to Host STEM Diversity Career Expo — May 31, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EST in Washington, DC

Equal Opportunity Publications (EOP) will host the STEM Diversity Career Expo for minorities, women, people with disabilities, and Wounded Warriors in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) career disciplines. The Expo will be held on May 31st, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Job candidates can post their resumes online when they pre-register. All posted resumes will be provided to the employers who attend the Expo, so job candidates are encouraged to pre-register even if they will not be able to be at the event.