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USDOL Issues Employment Law Update

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

JAN Webcast: Providing Reasonable Accommodations to Veterans with Disabilities

Veterans with disabilities work in various industries and contribute unique skills and experience to the workforce.  In observance of Veterans Day, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) will offer a timely and informative Webcast about veterans with cognitive and mental health impairments and common accommodations that may be needed for success at work.  JAN consultants will present accommodation situations and solutions and answer attendee questions during this free Webcast on Thursday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Register for the JAN Webcast

In Case You Missed It!  NDEAM (National Disability Employment Awareness Month) Employer Chat: Video Recording Available

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and USDOL Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Assistant Secretary Taryn Williams welcomed a group of corporate employers and disability advocacy leaders recognized for their innovative approaches to fostering mental health-friendly workplaces.  The event, titled “NDEAM Employer Chat on Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being,” emphasized the importance of supporting the needs of individuals with mental health conditions in the workplace as the nation experiences a mental health crisis driven, in part, by the pandemic.  Panelists shared strategies for promoting best practices for workplace mental health initiatives.

Watch the NDEAM Employer Chat

Read EARN’s latest newsletter

Check out the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) October newsletter to learn more about recent NDEAM activities, the latest efforts around improving workplace mental health, upcoming events, and an employer spotlight on Lowe’s disability inclusion practices.

Read EARN's October newsletter

NDEAM Social Media Toolkit – Resources Available

Join ODEP and close-out October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month by amplifying NDEAM messages throughout your social media channels.  Download social media graphics, access the social media toolkit, find articles and read about strategies centered on this year’s theme, "Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.” 

Access the NDEAM Social Media Toolkit

Reminder: Mental Health within Native Communities Virtual Series

ODEP, along with the United States Department of Education and the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities will host a virtual four-part dialogue series that addresses multiple topics that impact employment for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.  Launching on November 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the first dialogue will focus on employment opportunities for American Indians and Alaskan Native individuals with mental health conditions.  This virtual dialogue offers perspectives from Native people who have navigated mental health conditions and/or substance use disorder while also seeking employment.

Register for the virtual series