Legal Aspects of Staffing

Part 1: How The "Americans with Disabilities Act" has changed the staffing process.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is one of the federal statutes designed to prevent any form of discrimination against people with disabilities in America. It is also geared at promoting equal opportunism for people with disability. This Act does not only provide civil rights protection in the area of employment but also guides the staffers or organization in determining the staffing requirement viz a viz the legal requirements for inclusion (Acemoglu, &, Angrist, 2001, pp. 915–957).

The staffing organization must determine the cost implication of inclusion of the persons with disability as it will require structural modification, reasonable accommodation special agreement for compensation and fringe benefits as well as promotional preprocess. This act means that an organization must employ a person with disability based on their qualification unless his employment is a direct threat to the health or safety of her or others. Therefore, the ADA influences staffing processes because it requires confirmation of the disability condition of the prospective applicants. unlike before when the people with disability has few right when it comes to staffing, organization are nowadays faced with the task of verification of disability and ensuring that any person with disability is not discriminated against when they adequately qualify for the job.

Part 2: How Unemployment insurance influences staffing

The Federal Unemployment Tax Act authorizes the IRS to collect tax from the employers who pay employees specific amount of taxable income. Krugman, (2013) argues that a company that employs four and above employees must remit some portion of their earnings (6.0% of thee taxable wages). Therefore, organization must be in opposition to determine the right number of staff that will help them maximize return and minimize the tax payable. Additionally, organization is also required to pay specific amount in terms of wages and salary because any wage above certain value is taxed differently. The influence of the unemployment insurance on staffing is that organization must determine the number of employees it needs at any one time and the compensation required by any employee based on their qualification (Harvey, 2008, p. 292).


Rosen, H, (2008). Public Finance. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irvin. p. 292.

Krugman, P (2013). "The Punishment Cure". New York Times.

Acemoglu, D, &, Angrist, J, (2001). "Consequences of Employment Protection? The Case of the Americans with Disabilities Act". Journal of Political Economy 109 (5): 915–957.


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