ERIC Number: ED365071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Employment Handbook.
Alaska State Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Office, Juneau.
This handbooks is intended to provide Alaska state agencies and other employers in Alaska with a reference guide to assist in meeting the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The first section briefly reports on a national survey to measure business awareness, attitudes, and reactions to the Act. Summarized in the second section are results of a 1991 poll of Americans concerning employment and people with disabilities. Major areas covered by the ADA are then listed. Following sections address questions concerning the following: costs of employing people with disabilities; definition of a disability under the ADA; employers covered by the ADA;p employment practices covered by the ADA; the meanings of specific ADA terminology including a"qualified individual with a disability,""essential duties," and "reasonable accommodation"; how to identify a reasonable accommodation and when an accommodation becomes an undue hardship; interviewing and pre-employment questions; the role of the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; limitations concerning the employer's right to require medical exams or ask questions about an individual's disability; illegal drug use not recognized as a disability under the ADA; and enforcement of the employment provisions of the ADA. Appendices provide additional detail concerning the ADA Title I employment regulations, employer and employee tax incentives, and ADA resources (both Alaskan and national). (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Costs, Definitions, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Due Process, Employer Attitudes, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Public Opinion
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Office, Juneau.
Identifiers: Alaska; Americans with Disabilities Act 1990