NYSDA Publications

USDOL Issues Employment Law Update

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued six new resources on employment law issues.  You can read about and access the new resources below.

Artificial Intelligence Toolkit

Nathan Cunningham, senior policy advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), posted a blog on “How Artificial Intelligence Affects Workers with Disabilities: A New Toolkit for Businesses.”  The blog highlights the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology’s recently released “AI and Disability Inclusion Toolkit.”  The toolkit helps employers more equitably implement artificial intelligence technologies, especially in the hiring process.

Read “How Artificial Intelligence Affects Workers with Disabilities: A New Toolkit for Businesses”

Return to Work After COVID-19 – Focus on Mental Health and Cognitive Limitations

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) will host a Webcast on “Return to Work After COVID-19 – Focus on Mental Health and Cognitive Limitations” on November 18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET.  The Webcast will discuss anxiety, fear, safety, telework and other accommodations, the cognitive side effects of recovering from COVID-19, and more.  This training will be a live question-and-answer session and will include JAN accommodation examples.  Submit your questions during the live event or in advance at Training@AskJAN.org.

Register for “Return to Work After COVID-19 – Focus on Mental Health and Cognitive Limitations”

Job Accommodation Network ENews

The Job Accommodation Network released its quarterly ENews.  The newsletter includes articles on telework as a reasonable accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic, shared workspaces and accessibility, disclosing a disability before an accommodation is needed, and more.  It also highlights JAN’s new Webcast series.

Read the Job Accommodation Network ENews

LEAD On! Newsletter

The LEAD (Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities) Center published its LEAD On! newsletter.  This edition focuses on apprenticeship, including a description of apprenticeship, an apprenticeship success story, apprenticeship resources for veterans, and more.

Read the LEAD On! newsletter

Bank Partnership Pilots

To learn more about effective partnerships between workforce systems and banks, the Office of Disability Employment Policy, in collaboration with its LEAD Center, is sponsoring pilot projects with three local workforce development entities: New York’s Capital Region (Albany, NY), Michigan Works! Southwest (Kalamazoo, MI), and CareerSource Broward (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).  The pilots will develop best practices for using bank resources to improve employment and economic self-sufficiency for low-income people with disabilities of color, in alignment with the Community Reinvestment Act.

Learn how the Community Reinvestment Act supports people with disabilities

Disability Inclusion Training

The Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship posted a podcast in its “Apprenticeship for All” series on “Disability Inclusion Training for Employers.”  In the podcast, Dr. James McNeil, an expert in vocational rehabilitation, disability management, and HR compliance, discusses the positive effect of disability inclusion training for employers.  He shares how appropriate accommodations allow employers to grow a dedicated and skilled workforce while addressing intersectionality and its impact on their diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.

Listen to the podcast episode or read the transcript of “Disability Inclusion Training for Employers”

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