ADA-Safe Job Descriptions: HR’s How-To for Defining Essential Functions

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The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and the new ADAAA regulations that went into effect last year place a renewed focus on the essential functions of a job -- and that puts your job descriptions in the spotlight.

Done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and create a more motivated workforce. Done wrong, they open employers up to legal liability, confusion, and lower productivity.

To keep your organization up to date and free from costly legal entanglements, you need to know the best strategies for ensuring job descriptions accurately and properly outline the essential functions and requirements of the position. And don’t create compliance conflicts with the ADA.