''''Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 to ensure that individuals with recognized physical or mental disabilities would receive fair and equal treatment in the workplace. The law seeks to remove the barriers that had denied them the same opportunities, benefits, and privileges enjoyed by other Americans in the workforce. By prohibiting discrimination against disabled applicants or employees who are otherwise qualified to perform their jobs, the ADA has allowed individuals with disabilities to become fully functioning members of American society who make valuable contributions in a number of fields. In 2008, in response to narrow interpretations of the ADA by U.S. courts, Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) to ensure that individuals in the workplace with recognized disabilities receive the broad scope of protection intended by the original law.
This course explains the main provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act. Written in straightforward language and using realistic scenarios, the course instructs professionals how to apply the regulations of the ADA and the ADAAA in the workplace. TARGET AUDIENCE
Managers, Supervisors, Risk Managers, and HR ProfessionalsTIME TO COMPLETE
To help managers and supervisors understand the regulations and hiring requirements mandated by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and comply with the duties on employers specified by the law to protect the rights of the disabled in the application and employment process.ACCREDITATION
This program has been approved for 2.5 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar''''s Board of Legal Specialization and Education has accredited this course for 2.0 General Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. For more information about CLE credits, visit The Florida Bar homepage at www.floridabar.org.