Employment News

Job Accommodation Network: “Accommodation and Compliance: Low Cost, High Impact”

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) posted the annual update of its report on the cost and benefits of providing workplace accommodations to employees with disabilities.

Research Brief: “Employment for Persons with a Disability: Analysis of Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic”

Researchers with the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) used labor force statistics from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) to explore two key aspects of occupations and industries that were associated with employment outcomes for people with and without disabilities since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: whether it was possible to perform the job at home (i.e., telework), and whether the job required workers to be in close proximity with others (i.e., contact intensity).

“September 2020 COVID National Trends in Disability Employment Report Update: Americans with Disabilities Strive to Stay in Labor Market”

This article provides an update to the September 2020 National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). As the pandemic persists, furloughs are converting to job losses for many workers, increasing the number of people actively looking for work, a trend that may reflect ongoing economic challenges.

“Memorandum of Understanding Effective Between Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Justice, and Department of Labor”

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The measure aims to promote interagency coordination in the enforcement of equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, maximize efficiency, and eliminate duplication and inconsistency among the three agencies.