Recent Rulings Provide Hope for Business Owners Amidst Rise of Website Accessibility Lawsuits

As we have written about on multiple occasions, public access lawsuits relating to website accessibility under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) have been increasing at a rapid pace.  In fact, 2019 is on pace to have more than 2,000 website accessibility lawsuits, which will be by far the highest number on … Continue reading Recent Rulings Provide Hope for Business Owners Amidst Rise of Website Accessibility Lawsuits

Court Ruling Further Clarifies ADA Website Accessibility Obligations

Over the past several years, we have written extensively about employers’ obligations to make their websites accessible for individuals with visual, hearing and physical impairments.  In the past, we have counseled employers who are considered a “place of public accommodation” (such as a hotel, restaurant, place of recreation, doctor’s office, etc.) to at the very … Continue reading Court Ruling Further Clarifies ADA Website Accessibility Obligations

[Webinar] A Business Primer on Disability Access Laws: Preventive Tools and Defense Strategies

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 1 pm EDT, join Kara M. Maciel and Andrew J. Sommer of Conn Maciel Carey’s national Labor & Employment Practice Group for a complimentary webinar:  “A Business Primer on Disability Access Laws:  Preventive Tools and Defense Strategies“ Businesses continue to be plagued by litigation under the Americans with Disabilities, … Continue reading [Webinar] A Business Primer on Disability Access Laws: Preventive Tools and Defense Strategies

Federal Court in Florida Rules that a Grocery Store Must Make its Website Accessible

Our retail and hospitality clients often ask whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires their websites to be accessible for individuals with disabilities.  Unfortunately, as we have previously explained, there are numerous reasons why there is no clear answer to this question:   While Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals on … Continue reading Federal Court in Florida Rules that a Grocery Store Must Make its Website Accessible

The Growing Confusion and Rising Litigation Threats over Website Accessibility

You own a store and you have a website…does your website and mobile app have to be accessible with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)?  This is a question that many retailers are struggling with especially in light of new aggressive litigation tactics taken by a single plaintiff represented by law firm in Pittsburgh who … Continue reading The Growing Confusion and Rising Litigation Threats over Website Accessibility

Federal Regulatory Activity Remains Active for Employers in 2016

2015 has been a busy year for government agencies in terms of Labor & Employment Rulemaking, and this trend will only continue into the New Year. Thus, as the holiday season swings into full gear and the end of 2015 is right around the corner, we want to take this opportunity update you on important … Continue reading Federal Regulatory Activity Remains Active for Employers in 2016