Did you know that 50 million Americans have a disability of some sort? This is 18% of the population. Many of these disabled persons are your very customers – or potential customers. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect in March 2011 and sets standards for disabled accessibility.
The ADA requires “reasonable accommodations” by law in both the private and public sector.
Many small businesses don’t know the actual definition of an employer under the ADA. The ADA defines an employer as someone who:
- Employs 15 or more full-time employees every business day
- Employs the above for 20 or more weeks per year
- Engages in a commerce industry
If your business doesn’t meet this criterion, you won’t need to follow Title I of the law.…Continue reading