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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 11 May 2016

EEOC Releases New Guidance on Unpaid Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has released new guidance on unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 12 Apr 2016

California Court Rules That Retailer Must Make Its Website Accessible For Users With Visual Disabilities Under the ADA

In a significant decision for all businesses that maintain an online presence, a California court recently ruled that a luggage retailer violated the


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 7 Apr 2016

Eighth Circuit Holds That Obesity That Is Not Caused By an Underlying Physiological Condition Is Not a Covered “Impairment” Under the ADA

In Morriss v. BNSF Railway Company, the Eighth Circuit recently held that obesity that is not caused by an underlying physiological condition is not


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2014

Broad definition of "disability" endorsed by Fourth Circuit

In its recently published opinion in Summers v. Altarum Institute, Corp., No. 13-1645, decided January 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 24 Jan 2013

OFCCP announces 2013 agenda

On December 21, 2012, the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") published its 2013 regulatory goals in the Unified Agenda of


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 12 Mar 2012

EEOC issues new guidance concerning employing disabled veterans

In light of the many veterans returning from service and seeking work in the private sector, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued two new guidance documents focusing on employment rights of disabled veterans.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 12 Aug 2010

Keeping work safe and sound the challenges of preventing workplace violence

A former beer distribution center employee's August 3, 2010 shooting rampage in Hartford, CT, which resulted in the death of eight employees before the gunman turned the gun on himself, serves as a stark reminder of the realities of workplace violence.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2010

Public accommodations face wide-ranging changes - long-awaited ADA revisions issued by DOJ

On July 26, 2010, the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced the issuance of the Revised ADA Regulations governing Titles II and III (the "2010 Regulations") which include a revised ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (the "2010 Standards") (collectively the "2010 Revisions").


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 26 May 2010

Changes proposed to standards for information and communication technology and access to self-service machines

In August 1998, Congress signed into law the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998.

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