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As part of the educational process of the senior team, you must explain the importance of creating accurate job descriptions so that each member can take the information back to his or her supervisors. One of the managers is unclear as to how to define essential functions. This person explains that all functions are essential.

â?¢Explain the difference between essential and nonessential functions.
â?¢Be cognizant of how the various laws play into your answer.
â?¢Use the library, Internet, and other resources to research your response

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Explain the difference between essential and nonessential functions when writing a job description.

Use the library, Internet, and other resources to research your response. These are just SOME of the reference Web sites I previewed in responding to this assignment. There are others, as well!

http://spot.pcc.edu/~rjacobs/career/essential_job_functions.htm
http://www.ncsu.edu/dso/employees/essential.html
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/toolkit/hiring/csbu/jobdescription/index.html
http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/index.php/dismgmt/article/1205
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3495/is_4_47/ai_84928075/pg_2/

http://www.empowermotraining.org/ADA2008/ADAModule12_07_LCW/ADA1Module12_07_LCW16/ADA1Module12_07_LCW7.html - this definition (below) is from the above-mentioned resource. Be sure to reference, using the proper protocol your professor demands and expects, to cite your reference sources properly when you use information from them. ...

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How to create an accurate job description, especially what are essential and non-essential job functions, keeping in mind the legalities of having employees conform to that document, based on legislation which has been enacted dealing with the labor force, and the rights of employees. Web-based reference sites, including mention of the Americans with Disabilities act and US Labor Laws.

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