DOL’s 2023 Priorities, Per Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. Additional personnel topped Labor Secretary Marty Walsh’s wish list for 2023 as he laid out next year’s proposed budget at a hearing in front of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. During the hearing, Secretary Walsh was candid: “To be completely honest, I need more
Continue Reading Seyfarth Policy Matters Newsletter – May 20, 2022

By Erin Dougherty Foley and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: These new regulations require federal agencies to be “model employers” of individuals with disabilities. As such, they now must take specific steps that are “reasonably designed” to gradually increase the number of employees who have a disability.

We had blogged previously about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Advance Notice
Continue Reading EEOC Rule on Affirmative Action for Individuals With Disabilities in Federal Employment

By Craig B. Simonsen and Kristina M. Launey

This blog, as the “ADA Title III” name indicates, is primarily about a business’s obligation to individuals with disabilities who may access its goods, services, benefits, and accommodations, rather than employees with disabilities.  However, we also frequently receive questions from entities that are subject to Title III about their obligations to provide
Continue Reading Office of Disability Employment Policy Publishes Web Portal on Accessible Workplace Technology

By Tracy M. Billows and Craig B. Simonsen

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to invite the public to comment on how it should amend its regulations implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to clarify the federal government’s obligation to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities.
Continue Reading Impact of “Federal Sector’s Obligation To Be a Model Employer of Individuals With Disabilities”