How the ADA Impacts Employers
The Americans with Disabilities Act sets out certain legal obligations employers must follow. Employment attorneys can help you navigate your rights and responsibilities.
Understand Your Obligations Under the ADA
As an employer, it’s important for you to be aware of how the ADA impacts your hiring process and the operation of your business. Here are the basics.
• Title I of the ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees
• Employers are prohibited from discriminating against people with disabilities
• You must make reasonable work accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities
If you have a general question about ADA compliance or you have a current legal situation with which you need help, join LegalShield today and you can be on the phone with a provider attorney in as little as 4 hours.
Make Sure You’re Following the Law
Creating ADA compliant hiring processes, employee policy documentation and making ADA compliant job accommodations can seem overwhelming.
• Is my business covered by the employment provisions of the ADA?
• What qualifies as a disability under the ADA?
• What constitutes reasonable accommodation in my line of work?
Small business plans from LegalShield allow you to seek advice from a provider attorney, have them review employment documents, discuss your hiring processes and have them write a letter on behalf of your business to help you stay on the right side of the law.
Dealing With ADA Violations or Lawsuits
If a job applicant or employee files a complaint or a lawsuit claiming you've violated the ADA, having access to a provider attorney is critical so that you understand your deadlines and are ready to respond. LegalShield provides access for your business to a provider law firm. If you are a LegalShield member and become involved in such a matter, you will be able to contact your provider law firm for consultation, advice, document review, and more.
All small business plans from LegalShield include benefits of consultation, document review, attorney-drafted letters and phone calls on behalf of your business to help resolve legal issues. Depending on the type of small business legal plan, trial defense is included as well as a designated number of pre-trial and trial hours.
Regardless of your specific legal need, review plan details and pricing to find the membership level that best suits your situation.
How a Legalshield Small Business Plan Works for Employment Law
Your business pays a small monthly fee starting at $49.00 per month and gets legal advice, document review and attorney representation services you can use to deal with any discrimination claim or ADA related issue.
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Legal consultation from a provider attorney on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.
Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.
Put business-related legal documents through legal review.
A collection letter from a provider attorney could help you recoup payments more efficiently.