The JJs List Blog

New Employment Tool for People With Disabilities

Here at JJsList.com, we champion the inclusion of people with disabilities as customers and as employees, and we believe in standing up for your rights when you have a disability.  Luckily, Equip for Equality has set up a new Employment Rights Helpline. The goal of…

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EEOC Expands Pregnancy-Related Disability Protections

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated their policy on pregnancy and pregnancy-related disability. Our stance? If it helps reduce workplace discrimination, we’re all for these new guidelines. The EEOC recently clarified many of the protections already established by federal law, and the new guidelines also…

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 24, So What?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed on July 26, 1990, forced businesses to be compliant. However, as we’re celebrating, lets remember that there’s still work to be done. Often, when I hear about what is and isn’t ADA compliant, it’s often from a business owner…

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5 Things Every Business Should Know About Service Animals

Service animals are not pets. Often businesses think by posting a “No Pets” sign in their establishment they are exempt from allowing service animals in to their business. This sign does not apply to service animals.
Papers are not legally required for service animals. Business owners… Read More >

 

Lessons from the ADA Conference.

Laura at the ADA Conference

On Thursday, October 27, JJ and I attended a conference in Chicago on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The conference talks were given by government officials and focused on legal updates to the ADA. The Americans with Disabilities Act, first…

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