Complying with the ADA: a small business guide to hiring and employing the disabled

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J. Wiley, Feb 18, 1993 - Business & Economics - 210 pages
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The new Americans with Disabilities Act now protects the rights of 43 million disabled Americans. The law requires every business with 25 or more employees to comply or risk massive penalties. By 1994, businesses with only 15 or more workers will have to meet the rigorous guidelines of the ADA. How can a small business owner or manager who can't afford specialized attorneys to clarify the provisions of this detailed law receive sound, comprehensive assistance? How can you avoid the costly penalties and adverse publicity that might arise if you fail to comply with the ADA? How can you ensure that the cost of compliance won't cause you to lose your business? Complying with the ADA can solve these problems and more. It is geared to meet the specific needs of today's small business owners and managers concerning this sweeping new law. This vital handbook simply explains the major provisions of the ADA and shows how you can comply easily and economically. Complying with the ADA clarifies the ADA - from the job application process, through job assignments and compensation, to employer-sponsored activities, including social and recreational programs. The book discusses precisely what acts are prohibited. It then shows when you are legally protected against charges of discrimination, providing specific examples. The book also outlines 15 key steps your company can take to create the foundation for full compliance - a model company policy. Complying with the ADA then takes you systematically through the legal minefield of the employment process - recruitment, interviewing, testing, hiring, compensation, training, and other major issues - and provides effective strategies on how to proceed,including checklists of tips and techniques to help you avoid liability. Sample job applications, model job descriptions, resource lists, and dozens of other practical ideas are included. Complying with the ADA offers cost-effective guidelines for access by the disabled under the ADA

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In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal mandate that imposes penalties for discriminating against the disabled, was signed into law. This book will guide businesses with 15 or ... Read full review


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About the author JEFFREY G. ALLEN, J.D., C.P.C., is America’s leading employment attorney. For almost a decade, Mr. Allen was a human resources manager with small employers or small divisions of major ones. As a certified placement counselor, certified employment specialist and professional negotiator, he is highly qualified to write the first book for entrepreneurs on hiring and employing the disabled. Mr. Allen is the author of more bestselling books in the employment field than anyone else. Among them are How to Turn an Interview into a Job, Finding the Right Job at Midlife, The Employee Termination Handbook, The Placement Strategy Handbook, The Complete Q&A Job Interview Book, and the popular three-book series Jeff Allen’s Best. He writes a nationally syndicated column entitled "Placements and the Law," conducts seminars, and is regularly featured in television, radio, and newspaper interviews. Mr. Allen has served as Director of the National Placement Law Center, Special Advisor to the American Employment Association, General Counsel to the California Association of Personnel Consultants, and judge pro tem.