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USDOL Issues Employment Law Update

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

White House Releases Blueprint for a "Bill of Rights" on AI

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Office of Science and Technology Policy recently released a Blueprint for a “Bill of Rights” to help guide the design, development, and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and other automated systems so that they protect the rights of the American public.  Among other priorities, the Blueprint highlights federal efforts to protect workers with disabilities.  This includes the USDOL-led Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology, which has created the AI & Disability Inclusion Toolkit and the Equitable AI Playbook.

White House Summit on Indoor Air Quality

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET, a White House Summit on Indoor Air Quality will take place, and members of the public are invited to join via livestream.  This summit will focus on improving indoor air quality as a means to preventing infectious diseases and share best practices from leaders on this issue in the public and private sectors.

RSVP for the summit

NDEAM Employer Chat on Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being

Join USDOL for an employer discussion on workplace mental health and well-being.  In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams will be joined by corporate, disability advocacy, and labor employers recognized for their innovative approaches to fostering supportive, mental health-friendly workplaces.  The event is streaming online, Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. ET.  Register today!

Register for the NDEAM Employer Chat

Upcoming EARN Webinar - “Retaining Valued Employees with Disabilities: The Importance of Performance Coaching and Management”

Join the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET for the “Retaining Valued Employees with Disabilities: The Importance of Performance Coaching and Management” Webinar.  Performance coaching and management is an important component of retaining all workers, including those with disabilities.  During this Webinar, participants will hear from Harwinder Taunque, Senior Vice President of ATM Testing at Citi, and Cathy West, Vice President at JP Morgan Chase’s Office of Disability Inclusion, as they discuss:

- The importance of regular coaching and feedback for employees with disabilities.
- Addressing performance concerns when you know or suspect that an employee has a disability.
- Ensuring that people with disabilities are not disadvantaged in the process of performance appraisal and development.
- How coaching and effective performance management can lead to better employee engagement and retention outcomes.

Register for the Webinar today.