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Disability, Accommodations & Leave Management

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Overview

With disability discrimination, accessibility, and leave laws and regulations becoming increasingly complex and related investigations and lawsuits becoming more common, careful planning and collaboration with experienced counsel are necessary so that employers and businesses, including their facilities and technology, anticipate the legal demands and heightened scrutiny of governmental agencies, advocacy groups, and individuals with disabilities.

Our Disability, Accommodations & Leave Management Group represents clients in a range of areas, including retail, education, travel and lodging, arts and entertainment, food service, media and publishing, and places of public assembly, on all aspects of disability, accommodation and leave-related employment and accessibility requirements under federal, state, and local law. The members of our practice are recognized as among the best in this field and have extensive experience shaping the laws and regulations on which they advise. This includes the integration and application of: the Americans with Disabilities Act (including, Titles I (employment), II (state and local government) and III (public accommodations)); the 2008 ADA Amendments Act; the 2010 U.S. Department of Justice Standards for Accessible Design; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Areas of Focus

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Audits and Troubleshooting (for Brick and Mortar Facilities)
  • Counseling on Leave and Accommodations Issues
  • Design Review
  • Government Investigations (at the Federal, State, and Local levels)
  • Interfacing with Advocacy Groups
  • Litigation (Charges, Individual and Class Action Lawsuits, Government Proceedings, Amicus Briefs)
  • Policy Drafting, Handbooks and Checklists
  • Regulatory Representation for Corporations, Trade Associations, and Industry Groups
  • Strategic Planning/Operation Implementation
  • Training