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District Court Rejects Challenge to Section 503 Final Rule

On Friday, March 21, 2014, Federal District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled in favor of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ (“OFCCP”) recent rule implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, denying a...more

Don't Get Fried by Davis-Bacon

Web sites abound advising employees they can make “millions” by blowing the whistle on their employers for alleged violations of laws, rules, or regulations. The federal law known as the False Claims Act (FCA) also contains...more

Construction Newsletter -- November 2012: New California Law Reforms Disability Access Litigation

On September 19, 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1186, aiming to help California business owners guard against costly, predatory lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and...more

Property Owners Have No Indemnification or Other Liability-Shifting Rights Against Consultants Whose Advice Results in ADA Title...

Owners of "public accommodations" covered by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as public entities with facilities governed by Title II of the ADA, often rely on the advice of consultants for compliance...more

Two Death Threats Against Foreman Land Employee Five-Day Suspension: Employer Required to Act

The Ontario Labour Relations Board, sitting as an arbitrator, has upheld a five-day suspension against a construction employee who admitted that he threatened twice, over two days, to kill his foreman. The OLRB referred...more

Jump Start for 2011

In this issue: High Court Asked to Broaden Scope of Prop.; Tribe's Suit Over Tejon Ranch is Dismissed; Solar Project Firms See a Wave of Legal Challenges; Angels Fans Must Build 'Class' to Proceed; and more... Please see...more

The DOJ's New ADA Regulations and Accessibility Guidelines

Guidelines Affect Places of Public Accommodation, and State and Local Governmental Entities On Sept. 15, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published new final regulations in the Federal Register under Title II and...more

Changes In ADA Accessibility Standards Are On The Way

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA provided broad anti-discrimination prohibitions against disabled individuals in several areas, including...more

U.S. Justice Department's New ADA Regulations and Accessibility Guidelines for Places of Public Accommodation and Public Entities

On July 23, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released new regulations, under title II and title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), on accessibility for public entities and places of public...more

OFCCP Plans "Listening Sessions" on Upcoming Regulatory Actions

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, in which the agency announced its regulatory agenda and priorities for the upcoming year. Included in this announcement are three planned...more

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