Brian D. Pedrow

Brian D. Pedrow

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Final ADA Amendments Act Regulations Expand Coverage

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued final regulations that expand who is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The new regulations go into effect on October 11, 2016. In issuing the final...more

8/19/2016 - ADA Disability Discrimination DOJ EEOC New Regulations Public Accommodation Title I Title II Title III

DOJ Delays Web Accessibility Regulations; Enforcement Actions Continue

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has published its Fall 2015 Statement of Regulatory Priorities and announced that its much-anticipated rulemaking on web accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will...more

12/3/2015 - ADA Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) DOJ Regulatory Agenda Website Accessibility

Executive Order Requires New Disclosures for Federal Contractors

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order called "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces," requiring covered federal contractors and subcontractors to publicly report labor violations, to forgo the use of...more

8/6/2014 - ADA ADEA Barack Obama Disclosure Requirements Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors FLSA FMLA Mandatory Arbitration Clauses OSHA Subcontractors Title VII

Firing Alcoholic Employee for Relapse Is Not ADA Violation, Third Circuit Holds

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that a freight transportation company did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other antidiscrimination laws when it fired an alcoholic employee...more

11/5/2013 - ADA Drug & Alcohol Abuse Hiring & Firing Termination Wine & Alcohol

New Affirmative Action Rules Mandate Hiring Targets, Employee Surveys for Government Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released revised affirmative action rules for government contractors and subcontractors affecting hiring and retention practices for veterans and individuals with...more

9/17/2013 - ADA Affirmative Action Disability Employee Retention Federal Contractors OFCCP Rehabilitation Act Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Feds Warn Medical, Dental, and Nursing Schools about Unlawful Discrimination against Students and Applicants with Hepatitis B

Three federal agencies recently publicized a joint agency letter that was sent to schools of medicine, dentistry, and nursing and other health-related schools about what the agencies perceive as potential discrimination...more

6/20/2013 - ADA CDC Disability Discrimination Discrimination DOJ Healthcare Hepatitis B Medical School Students

University Agrees To Modify Dining Services To Accommodate Food Allergies under the ADA

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement with Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, under which Lesley agreed to modify its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac...more

12/28/2012 - ADA ADAAA Colleges Disability DOJ EEOC Food Allergies Food Safety Reasonable Accommodation Students Universities

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