Essential AND Functional: The Importance of Essential Job Functions for Disability Law Compliance and Inclusion (4-7-20)

Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Are essential job functions a key part of your organization’s job descriptions? Having effectively written job descriptions before hiring an employee helps with recruitment, performance management, compensation, FMLA and workers compensation issues, reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities, and possible litigation. Plus, if your organization is a U.S. federal contractor, your new Section 503 compliance responsibilities to focus recruitment on individuals with disabilities and veterans makes quality job descriptions more important than ever.

The Presenter:

Jana Burke

Dr. Jana Burke is the president and founder of Mariposa Professional Services, a consulting firm specializing in ADA compliance strategies for organizations with rights and responsibilities under the law. She is a small business owner, consultant, trainer, and researcher who specializes in the ADA employment provisions and workplace strategies for ADA compliance. After 18 years in the field, Dr. Burke remains committed to helping transform how organizations do business by providing strategic planning and visioning for creating disability diversity and inclusion.

Webinar Handouts:

“Essential Functions” presentation (1 slide per page handout)

“Essential Functions” presentation (2 slides per page handout)

“Essential Functions” presentation (3 slides per page handout)

“Essential Functions” presentation (outline)