PORTLAND, Ore. - Compli, a provider of on-demand compliance management software, has released updated, electronic content to address the new amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These additions will be available by through December 2008 on Compli's Dealership Compliance Management System (DCMS).
Compli will work with its clients to help them utilize this new content immediately in order to meet the aggressive effective dates of Jan. 1, 2009 for the ADA and Jan. 16, 2009 for the FMLA. These items will further facilitate a more robust good-faith comprehensive compliance effort, and will help alleviate the costly ADA and FMLA regulatory liabilities dealers face in today’s challenging business environment.
Samples of Compli’s new content items include:
* Accommodation Request Form
* Guideline: Who is protected from disability discrimination?
* Recognizing Disabilities - Supervisors
* Accommodating Disabilities - Supervisors
* Guideline: Who is a "qualified individual with a disability"?
* Understanding the ADA
* Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
* Disability FAQs
* Guideline: How do I know which employees are eligible to take FMLA leave?
* Understanding the FMLA - Supervisors
* FMLA Serious Health Conditions - Supervisors
* Family and Medical Leave Act FAQs
* Family or Medical Leave Request
"The new amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) represent a significant shift in interpretation while the FMLA revisions will require sweeping changes in policies, practices and procedures. Both should be considered major regulatory events and more emphasis will need to be placed on properly training supervisors and managers on how to interpret the rules," said Lon Leneve, president of Compli. "By providing well-rounded programs and best practice recommendations, developed and updated by our Subject Matter Expert partner Fisher & Phillips LLP, the necessary content will be delivered to help protect dealers from regulatory pitfalls while also giving them new tools and capabilities to help drive down their costs."