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It’s been over a quarter-century since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, and more than eight years have passed since the act was amended to give employers and business owners greater clarity and guidance into the civil rights protections the ADA set in place. Now, the same way the ongoing debate over healthcare reform has reached into nearly every corner of American life, it’s similarly raised concerns around the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).

Consider these recent headlines:

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If you’ve ever been confused or concerned about the complex requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its supplement, the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), you’re not alone.

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This week’s blog post is brought to you by Optis' Executive Vice President, Rene Gates, and previously appeared in the March issue of DMEC’s @Work magazine.

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Check out our latest video for seven quick tips on managing employee accommodations under the ADA/ADAAA.

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Last week, Optis attended DMEC’s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference. After hearing several sessions regarding the ever-changing employment law landscape and compliance challenges, we thought it’d be beneficial to recap the best practices in managing ADA/ADAAA employee accommodations:

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This month, we’ll be heading to DMEC’s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference in Washington, DC. This is one of our favorite conferences of the year, and we’re looking forward to connecting with absence and disability management professionals and discussing the complex challenges they face today.

The conference is taking place April 20 – 22, and registration is still open. Here are five reasons to attend:

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This week’s blog is brought to you by Optis’ Business Development Analyst, David Spring.

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What are a few of the best practices in the employee accommodation process? Find out from Optis’ Executive VP, Rene Gates, in the latest issue of DMEC's @Work magazine (Members-Only Content).

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This week’s blog post is brought to you by Optis’ National Sales Representative, Scott Lenox.

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates

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This week’s post is brought to you by Optis’ Business Development Analyst, David Spring.

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