Joshua A. Stein is a Senior Counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Accessibility & Accommodations Group, resident in the New York office. Among the clients Josh has represented are major corporations in the sports, financial, publishing, retail, hospitality, music, media, and health care fields.
Josh has extensive experience advising businesses on compliance with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, as well as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). His accessibility and accommodations practice includes representing a diverse range of employers and public accommodations in litigation, administrative proceedings, and Department of Justice investigations involving discrimination based on disability, including the denial of reasonable accommodations under Title I of the ADA and the denial of access to public accommodations under Titles II and III of the ADA. Josh also has written about, spoken on, and conducted training regarding issues pertaining to the ADA, disability discrimination, the accommodation process, and access to public accommodations.
In addition, Josh has an active general employment counseling practice, providing advice to clients on hiring, discipline, and separation/termination issues. He also handles a wide range of employment litigation matters in state and federal court, including claims alleging age, race, sex, and national origin discrimination and harassment. He investigates and defends such claims before federal, state, and local administrative agencies. Furthermore, Josh has experience handling state and federal litigations involving breach of contract and related business torts.