Employment News

2019 NDEAM Theme Announced

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced "The Right Talent, Right Now" as the theme for the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The 2019 theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America's economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.

“Employing and Including Workers with Disabilities: 3 Lessons from #SHRM19”

Presenters at the annual conference of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) urged attendees to adopt strategies to make their workplaces more inclusive of people with disabilities. The top tip: provide training and take action to fight subconscious bias.

“Study: Employers Make Leave Management a Priority”

This article reports on a recent study that indicates more employers than ever are prioritizing leave management. Employers are achieving improved outcomes through comprehensive approaches that combine compliance with laws (ADA, workers’ compensation, etc.) with a focus on positive employee experiences.

“Reasonable Accommodations Can Make Working Through Cancer Treatment Easier”

Presenters at the recent National Conference on Work and Cancer offered advice on issues such as disclosing medical information and requesting reasonable accommodations.

Opinion: “Pennsylvania Budget Must Protect Job Support for Workers with Disabilities”

The writer of this opinion piece urges Pennsylvania legislators to adequately fund the state’s Vocational Rehabilitation program, which provides job training and support services for individuals with disabilities.