1. ADA and H1N1
First, the EEOC issued Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This document includes specific guidance on preparedness and even provides a sample "ADA-Compliant Pre-Pandemic Employee Survey." Additionally, the EEOC provides guidance for during an influenza pandemic and following a pandemic.
2. ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADAAA") Town Halls
Second, the EEOC issued a schedule for its ADAAA Town Hall Meetings. The EEOC is seeking "direct input from the business/employer community" on its proposed new ADAAA regs. The EEOC even provided a nice little Summary of Key Provisions. The actual Notice of Proposed Rulemaking can be a dry read (OK, that's an understatement) so the summary is a welcome addition. The Town Halls, or "Listening Seesions," will be held on October 26th in Oakland, October 30th in Philadelphia, November 17th in Chicago and November 20th in New Orleans.