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  • Employment Discrimination

    There are several federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination against people with disabilities. These laws apply to all state and local government employers and to private employers with 15 or more employees. In South Carolina, employers are also subject to the South Carolina Human Affairs Law, which provides employees with disabilities the same protections as the federal laws. Content Detail

  • National Farmworkers Jobs Program

    Federal laws concerning farm workers which address the chronic seasonal unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Reasonable Accommodations & Your Rights as an Employee

    The packet is designed to provide basic information about reasonable accommodation for employees with physical or mental disabilities. Content Detail

    By:
    Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities
  • The Red Book - A Guide to Work Incentives

    The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities. The Red Book is from the Social Security Administration web site. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Ticket To Work And Work Incentives Improvement Act Of 1999

    The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 was enacted on Dec. 17, 1999. This new law: increases beneficiary choice in obtaining rehabilitation and vocational services; removes barriers that require people with disabilities to choose between health care coverage and work; and assures that more Americans with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and lessen their dependence on public benefits. The provisions of the law become effective at various times, generally beginning one year after enactment. They are described in this document from the Social Security Administration web site. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

    The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) was enacted on August 4, 1988 and became effective on February 4, 1989. WARN offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. This notice must be provided to either affected workers or their representatives (e.g., a labor union); to the State dislocated worker unit; and to the appropriate unit of local government. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title III

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) secures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications. Title III of the ADA applies to public accommodations, which are private entities that are open to the public. Content Detail

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    Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities
  • Working While Disabled - A Guide to Achieving Self-Support

    What Is A Plan For Achieving Self--Support? Basically, a plan for achieving self--support, or PASS for short, is a plan for your future. Many people with disabilities want to work, and you're probably one of them. But maybe you need to go back to school before you can get a job. Or, maybe you'd like to start your own business, but you don't have the money. Whatever your work goal may be, a PASS can help you reach it. This web page explains how the PASS works, how to apply for a PASS, and how a PASS affects your Social Security benefits. Thje website from the Social Security Administration provides help for disabled individuals on work-related issues. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Working While Disabled —How the Social Security Administration Can Help

    This booklet from the Social Security Administration web site explains: Part 1—Why We Want To Help You Return To Work; Part 2—What You Should Know About Social Security Work Incentives; Part 3—What You Should Know About SSI Work Incentives; Part 4—What And How You Should Report To Social Security Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Economic Development and Job Training Programs

    HUD wants to strengthen communities, and economic development is an important part of that effort. Economic development is all about creating and retaining jobs in our Nation's communities. Learn about economic development programs from HUD and other federal agencies. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Exceptional Family Member Program

    The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, and educational, medical, and personnel services to families with special needs. An exceptional family member is a family member (child or adult) with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling. Content Detail

    By:
    Army Community Service
  • Head Injury: A Family Guide

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    By:
    SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Job Training Programs

    The Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration (ETA) funds job training programs to improve the employment prospects of adults, youth, and dislocated workers. These programs are delivered primarily by states through the One-Stop Career Center System. Training programs can vary from state to state depending on the skills that are needed to compete for jobs in the local area. However, all programs are aimed at boosting workers' employability and earnings. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Making Life Work After A Head Injury

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    By:
    SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs