Indian Supreme Court ruling strengthens government’s disability employment quota

Friday, July 22, 2016The Supreme Court of India ruled June 30 that a national law mandating that a minimum of three percent of employees be people with disabilities applies at all levels of the central government. In 1995, the Indian Parliament passed the…

Gender bias suit targets California workers’ compensation system

Friday, July 15, 2016
Suit alleges systemic gender bias in California Workers’ Compensation program
In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit [PDF], the Service Employees International Union and three individuals filed a discrimination suit, July 6, against the California workers’ compensation system, accusing it of discriminating…

DOJ: Nevada illegally segregating inmates with HIV, other disabilities

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Nevada Dept of Corrections is violating ADA
In a letter issued to the Nevada Department of Corrections [PDF] on June 20, the Department of Justice accused the state of subjecting people with HIV and other disabilities to a variety of…

SSDI Return to Work Act introduced

Friday, June 24, 2016
SSDI Return to Work Act introduced
A new bill, introduced in the Senate on June 8, would create a new system of classifications for beneficiaries of the Social Security Disability Insurance system, similar to those in most state workers’ compensation…

Court strikes down Florida workers’ compensation limit on temporary disability benefit

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Florida Workers’ Compensation System Violates State Constitution
The Florida Supreme Court ruled June 9 that a 1994 law, limiting to 2 years the length of time that people can receive “temporary total disability benefits” under the state’s workers’ compensation scheme,…

Disability unemployment rate drops below 10 percent

Friday, June 10, 2016
DOL statistics unclear on unemployment rate for people with disabilities
The Department of Labor’s disappointing May jobs report is sending mixed signals for the employment prospects for people with disabilities. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities dropped to 9.7

Caregivers given additional time to comply with new Obama overtime rules

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Caregivers get more time to comply with overtime rules
Certain employers of caregivers for people with disabilities will be given an extra 34 months to comply with the Obama Administration’s new overtime regulations, a move that comes in response

(Video) Video explains Autism and welcomes members into the Autistic community

Tuesday, May 24, 2016Note: The policy of Rooted in Rights is to use person-first language; However, identity-first language will be used in this article, as a reflection of the wishes of ASAN. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has created a video welcoming Autistic…

Lowe’s to pay $8.6 million to settle “maximum leave” policy lawsuit

Monday, May 23, 2016A federal court signed off on a comprehensive settlement May 13, requiring the nation’s second-largest home appliance store to pay $8.6 million and eliminate its strict policy limiting how long employees can take off for medical purposes. “This settlement sends…

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