Employment News

"Senate Confirms EEOC Commissioner and General Counsel"

The U.S. Senate confirmed Democrat Charlotte Burrows to serve her second term as a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) through July 1, 2023. The Senate also confirmed Sharon Fast Gustafson, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia, to serve as the EEOC's general counsel for a four-year term.

Human Resource Guide for Working with Employees Experiencing Vision Loss

This new guide provides useful information for helping employees who experience vision loss to maintain employment.

Opinion: "Mindset Matters: Business Needs to Look Beyond the Legal Framework of the ADA to See the Inherent Value

This writer urges businesses to rethink the ADA and view it as "a blueprint in expanding human capital as it pertains to hiring and retention practices."

Accommodating an Anxious Workforce

The American population, and thus the American workforce, is becoming increasingly subject to anxiety and depression disorders. This writer urges employers to find ways to retain and motivate employees with such diagnoses in order to maintain a competitive advantage and to avoid legal liability.

"Employers Walk Fine Line With Opioid-Addicted Workers"

This article discusses some of the challenges that employers face with the current opioid crisis. Workers who experience addiction are protected under the ADA, unless they’re currently using drugs illegally—a legal wrinkle that creates uncertainty for both employers and employees.

Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella Encourages Governors to Collect Data on State Workers With Disabilities to Promote Hiring

Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella sent letters to America's governors encouraging them to collect data on the numbers of state employees with disabilities. Although not a requirement for states, tracking disability employment data allows states to better assess their hiring practices and compare their results with other states.