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Hot Alerts – August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016 • Paul Hagle

NEW HOT ALERTS Updated August  1,  2016 FREQUENTLY UPDATED – CHECK BACK OFTEN The ADA enforcing agencies and other ADA professional members of the faculty at our next ADA National Conference will be discussing these hot alerts, trending ADA issues as well as and your questions. Fall 2016 National ADA Conference in San Diego, CA “With… Finish Reading Hot Alerts – August 1, 2016

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Hot Alert – November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015 • Paul Hagle

NEW HOT ALERT – NOVEMBER 16, 2015 – DOJ Agreement DOJ announced 11/16 an agreement with McLennan County, TX, to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities. The agreement was reached under its Project Civic Access (PCA), the Department’s wide-ranging initiative to ensure that cities, towns and counties throughout the… Finish Reading Hot Alert – November 16, 2015

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DOJ – Complaint and Consent Decree with University of Michigan

July 22, 2015 • joedolson

The Justice Department, along with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced today that it filed a complaint and consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the University of Michigan under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The complaint alleges that the University… Finish Reading DOJ – Complaint and Consent Decree with University of Michigan

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DOJ ANNOUNCES THREE COUNTY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

July 22, 2015 • joedolson

Champaign County, Illinois; Merced County, California; and Yakima County, Washington (Counties), to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities. Under the agreements, the Counties will take important steps to improve access for people with disabilities, such as: providing auxiliary aids and services necessary to ensure effective communication with persons who… Finish Reading DOJ ANNOUNCES THREE COUNTY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

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DOJ Publishes TA

July 14, 2015 • joedolson

The Department of Justice has published (7/13/2015) a new 9-page ADA technical assistance document, Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA to further assist covered entities and people with disabilities to understand how the ADA’s service animal provisions apply to them. The document answers questions that continue to be asked since the publication… Finish Reading DOJ Publishes TA

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Rehabilitation Facility Agrees to Settle EEOC Discrimination Suit

July 14, 2015 • joedolson

EEOC announced 7/13 that Alden Estates of Naperville, Inc. will pay $55,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. EEOC’s suit had alleged that Alden fired its admissions director while she was out on a medical leave of absence, one week before she… Finish Reading Rehabilitation Facility Agrees to Settle EEOC Discrimination Suit

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EEOC ISSUES UPDATED PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION GUIDANCE UPDATES REFLECT RECENT YOUNG V. UPS SUPREME COURT DECISION

June 30, 2015 • joedolson

The EEOC recently issued an update of its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (Guidance), along with a question and answer document and a fact sheet for small businesses. The updates to the Guidance are limited to several pages about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Young v. UPS, issued in March… Finish Reading EEOC ISSUES UPDATED PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION GUIDANCE UPDATES REFLECT RECENT YOUNG V. UPS SUPREME COURT DECISION

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COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS VIOLATED ADA, FEDERAL COMPLAINT SAYS

June 30, 2015 • joedolson

The class-action complaint, filed with the U.S. Department of Justice in Los Angeles on Jun 26, claims that court-appointed attorneys routinely violate the Americans with Disabilities Act during limited-conservatorship proceedings. About 12,000 people have open limited-conservatorship cases in L.A. County, according to the complaint. A disability-rights group that filed the federal complaint alleges that the… Finish Reading COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS VIOLATED ADA, FEDERAL COMPLAINT SAYS

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DOJ FILES STATEMENTS OF INTEREST IN TWO HIGHER EDUCATION CASES

June 30, 2015 • joedolson

In these cases, plaintiffs allege that Harvard and MIT violated the ADA and Section 504 by denying equal access to free online courses and lectures to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that Harvard and MIT fail to provide appropriate auxiliary aids, benefits and services, including captioning. (The National Association… Finish Reading DOJ FILES STATEMENTS OF INTEREST IN TWO HIGHER EDUCATION CASES

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