CVS Health Agrees with Disability Advocates and Stops Supreme Court Case

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The supreme court case CVS v. Doe came to an end when CVS Health sat down with the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the National Council on Independent Living and decided to work together to seek ... Read more

New Labor Department Directive to Recognize Best Initiatives for Hiring Job Seekers with Disabilities

A new Labor Department directive aims to spur innovation in workplace diversity and inclusivity by highlighting companies and contractors who go above and beyond with their hiring practices. The not-so-creatively-named directive DIR 2016-06, which comes from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) within the Labor Department, would offer recognition to “contractors with high-quality ... Read more

Defending Deaf Prisoners in Georgia Who are Forgotten — and Abused — by the Prison System

Imagine for a moment that you’re in a foreign country. You don’t speak the language, and you haven’t met anyone who speaks English. You’re arrested — you might not even fully understand why you were arrested or what you did wrong — and sent to a jail where no one speaks your language. And then ... Read more

Some Law Makers Seek to Rewrite the Rehabilitation Act with Controversial New Bill

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The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are without question the two most critical pieces of legislation ever penned in support of the civil rights of people with disabilities. But a controversial congressional bill floating around Capitol Hill seeks to modify the language of the Rehabilitation Act, which would have a ... Read more

Holding Contractors to a Higher Standard

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Within the US Department of Labor, Patricia A. Shiu directs the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Her team makes sure that contractors who do business with the federal government adhere to affirmative action and equal employment opportunities for both job seekers and wage earners. Recently, OFCCP proposed new rules that will compel ... Read more