This report reflects the commitment of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to ensure that Americans with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity. This report focuses specifically on the efforts of the EEOC to enforce title I of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment. It evaluates & analyzes EEOC's regulations & policies clarifying the language of the statute, processing of charges of discrimination based on disability; litigation activities under title I of the ADA; & outreach, education, & technical assistance efforts relating to the act. Offers findings & recommendations.
` Evaluation of quality in the social and health services is of increasing importance. This book: * aims to raise awareness of different types of evaluation methods in use - their strengths, limitations and most appropriate uses * discusses the problems associated in determining what quality is, and who should set the standards * presents findings from the PASS and PASSING methods of assessment * compares PASS with other evaluation methods * includes service users' perspectives on service quality. The wide ranging experience of the contributors to this volume will ensure that this book will be at the forefront of the growing field of interest about quality evaluation.
This is the first book to read -- and the most concise reference to keep -- for answers about employers' obligations under the complex web of labor and employment laws. The authors summarize the key laws, rules, and regulations that affect on-the-job practices and benefits programs including: -- The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) -- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- plant closings and layoffs (WARN Act) privacy and individual employee rights -- legality of testing applicants and employees -- union activity and collective bargaining issues, and much more You get clear explanations, checklists, and examples -- plus a glossary of terms you need to know to succeed in the employment law and employee relations arena. And since states' requirements can differ, the authors also give you a listing of state labor departments, human relations commissions, and NLRB field offices for your specific follow-up. Use of this handbook can help protect any organization from legal blind spots -- and help protect individuals from personal liability.
Unless a food is grossly contaminated, consumers are unable to detect through sight or smell the presence of low levels of toxic chemicals in their foods. Furthermore, the toxic effects of exposure to low levels of chemicals are often manifested slowly, sometimes for decades, as in the case of cancer or organ failure. As a result, safeguarding food from such hazards requires the constant monitoring of the food supply using sophisticated laboratory analysis. While the food industry bears the primary responsibility for assuring the safety of its products, the overall protection of people’s diets from chemical hazards must be considered one of the most important public health functions of any...
Understand the constitutional, legal, and arbitral issues that complicate drug-related discipline cases at every stage -- with this encyclopedic, practical guide to the factors employers and unions must confront (and arbitrators must consider) under collective bargaining. You get useful information and answers including: -- how to recognize and evaluate the suspected use of specific drugs -- how to detect and assess drug "impairment" -- what factors to consider when rehabilitation is claimed The authors save you countless hours of research by presenting a wide variety of vital facts in a single volume.
This text provides insights into the challenges of designing well-targeted, cost-effective government programmes for the disabled. It should be of interest to those interested in enhancing the economic opportunities of people with disabilities.