Once again, BIAA signed a coalition letter urging passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (H.R. 3195/S.3406). On August 8, 2008, BIAA joined a number of other groups in signing a letter which was distributed to Senators over the summer recess urging swift Senate enactment of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (S. 3406).The Senate version of the bill (S. 3406) was recently introduced in that chamber on July 31, 2008. Earlier this summer, the House of Representatives passed its version of the bill (H.R. 3195) by an overwhelming margin of 402-17.
Department of Labor Announces Initiative to Help Veterans with TBI
On August 20, 2008, the United States Department of Labor announced a new initiative to help employers of veterans and others with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
As part of this initiative, the Department of Labor unveiled the America’s Heroes at Work website, which will “provide information about TBI and PTSD, as well as tools and guidance on how to implement workplace accommodations and other services that benefit affected individuals.”
The America's Heroes at Work website address is http://www.americasheroesatwork.gov/.