Integrated Accessibility Standards

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Canada: New Employer Compliance Obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 Take Effect January...

A number of employment requirements set forth under the Integrated Accessibility Standards (“IAS”) will become effective on January 1, 2016.  This will be the latest phase of the staggered implementation of the IAS...more

FCC Grants Charter Waiver of Set-Top Box Integration Ban for Downloadable Security

On April 18, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Media Bureau granted Charter Communications a two-year waiver of the “integration ban” requirement (that most leased set-top boxes include CableCARDs), in order...more

AODA’s Workplace Emergency Response Information Requirements Already In Force: Are You In Compliance?

Since January 1, 2012, Ontario employers have been obligated to provide “individualized workplace emergency response information to employees who have a disability, if the disability is such that the individualized...more

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the "Act") was enacted in 2005. The Act recognizes "the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Ontario" and has, as its primary purpose,...more

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