February 27, 2015
On February 3, the White House announced a new guide for employers that provides a central repository of key federal and federally-funded resources for employing individuals with disabilities (the “Resource Guide”). The Resource Guide is a federal interagency effort, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and a product of the Administration’s “Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative,” created with the stated goal of increasing equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In addition to highlighting currently accepted best practices in hiring, retaining and employing individuals with disabilities, the Resource Guide also provides the Government’s suggestions for employers to diversify their workforce to include more disabled individuals and to support current employees who have disabilities.

While the Resource Guide offers valuable information for employers to implement effective practices when employing people with disabilities, the recommended best practices could make an already challenging area of employee relations more unwieldy.

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