Media Release

ADA Amendments Act Training for Employers

Friday, January 8, 2010 2:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - In September 2008, Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The new law, which became effective on January 1, 2009, significantly expands coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will require changes by employers to ensure compliance. The ADA applies to organizations with 15 or more employees, including part time and temporary workers.

The Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office is partnering once again with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to provide free training on the Americans with Disabilities Act to local employers. The training will be held on February 2, 2010, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Alachua County Health Department. This workshop is a follow-up to the ADA training held last November and will focus on how to provide "Reasonable Accommodations" for employees with disabilities. Participants in the November training are strongly encouraged to attend, but first-time participants will also benefit from the workshop.

The training is free but space is limited and requires advance registration. The deadline to register is Thursday, January 28, 2010.

To register or for more information, contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).