Law & Public Policy

EEOC Informal Discussion Letters Relating to Selection, Pre-Employment Inquiries, and Confidentiality

Office of Legal Counsel staff members at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wrote the following informal discussion letters in response to inquiries from members of the public. The selected letters discuss topics regarding workplace technology and employer obligations related to selection, pre-employment, and confidentiality. […]

2023-11-15T18:51:08+00:00Published: May 4th, 2022|Tags: , , |

DOJ Settlements and Website Accessibility

As of February 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into 175 settlement agreements addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to ICT accessibility. Through these agreements, employers and other covered entities can understand DOJ priorities related to website and ICT accessibility and how to proactively comply with existing rules and guidance.

2023-11-28T18:46:17+00:00Published: September 25th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Policy Matters: ICT Laws and Regulations

The regulatory landscape influencing accessible information and communications technology (ICT) is ever evolving. Policy Matters provides policy analysis and news regarding laws and regulations, court decisions, and government resources related to the accessibility of technology used in all aspects of employment.

2023-04-21T16:30:57+00:00Published: June 17th, 2020|Tags: , |

Bobby Silverstein Explains the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

In this short video, Bobby Silverstein provides an overview of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Transcript:  Hi, my name is Bobby Silverstein. I'm the former Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Senate sub-committee on disability when it was chaired by Senator Tom Harkin. During my tenure in the Senate, I had the incredible [...]

2023-04-24T17:57:13+00:00Published: November 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): What It Means for Accessible Technology and American Job Centers

On July 22, 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law (Public Law No. 113-128). The Act—which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Rehabilitation Act of 1973—reaffirms the role of the customer-focused one-stop service delivery system. It also enhances coordination among several key employment, education, and training [...]

2023-04-21T16:32:23+00:00Published: July 20th, 2017|Tags: , |

Appendix: View the Full List of 175 Settlement Agreements

Department of Justice Employment and Employment-related Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreements: Accessibility of Web Sites and Other Information and Communication Technology (ICT) DOJ Settlement Agreements Relating to Accessibility of Web Sites and Other ICT in the Employment Context 1. Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America and The City Of Dekalb, Illinois, DJ No. [...]

2023-12-07T15:35:56+00:00Published: September 26th, 2016|Tags: , |