Employment News

"Focus on Disability Employment this Month"

This article reminds employers that October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), is a good time to review policies to make sure disability inclusion efforts are addressed.

Apprenticeship and the American Dream

This blog post touts the benefits of apprenticeship programs for youth, including those with disabilities, and highlights the experience of Philadelphia native Derek Schwartz, who is working in a good job following his own apprenticeship.

Multiple Factors Affect Employment for Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions

This research brief examines the high unemployment rates for young people with mental health conditions and the various additional factors, such as gender, race, and education level, which can add to the challenges these young people face in finding and maintaining employment.

Inclusion @ Work

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) unveiled this new resource outlining seven core components of a disability-inclusive workplace, along with a menu of strategies for achieving them.

National Employment and Disabilities Survey: Supervisor Perspectives

This survey revealed that many employers have policies aimed at hiring and accommodating workers with disabilities, but are underutilizing proven practices and successful strategies.

“The Bermuda Triangle for Employers: Navigating ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Comp Leave Laws”

This article outlines procedures for employers to ensure they manage employee leave appropriately when the ADA, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and state workers compensation laws interact.

“Accommodations Beyond ADA Requirements Can Backfire on Employers”

This article advises employers about how to appropriately provide “light” or “reduced” duty positions if they are going to temporarily excuse employees with disabilities from performing essential job functions.