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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2014

Be prepared! New OFCCP requirements

On January 22, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Voluntary

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 24 Sep 2013

OFCCP publishes final rules on affirmative action obligations for veterans and individuals with disabilities

Today, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published two long-awaited final rules in the Federal Register. The final rules

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2011

OFCCP releases for public comment new proposed "Itemized Listing" expanding scope of government contractors' collection efforts in affirmative action compliance reviews

In an opaquely worded entry in the Federal Register on May 12, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requested comment on far-reaching revisions to its model “Itemized Listing” by July 11, 2011.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 17 Mar 2011

SBA and FAR Council issue three new rules affecting small business contractors

On March 16, 2011, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued three new rules affecting small business government contractors.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 10 Mar 2011

FCC disability NPRM sweeps in previously unregulated entities and services

On March 3, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to ensure that IP-based equipment, services and software are accessible to persons with disabilities, consistent with the requirements of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 18 Feb 2011

Ninth Circuit issues sweeping new ruling expanding the scope of disabled individuals' standing to challenge the architectural barriers of a public accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Ringing in the new year with a major decision interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps.(U.S.), Inc., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 453 (9th Cir. Jan. 7, 2011) has held that a disabled plaintiff encountering a single discriminatory barrier to access at a place of public accommodation may file a lawsuit seeking removal of all discriminatory barriers that "relate" to his disability-even those he did not personally encounter.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 18 Feb 2011

Ninth Circuit issues ruling examining whether a restaurant's "experience" is accessible to disabled customers

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently issued a decision in Antoninetti v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., applying the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to claimed violations at a fast food Mexican restaurant.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2010

House passes final communications and video accessibility legislation

On Tuesday, September 28, the House of Representatives passed S. 3304 and S. 3828, which collectively represent the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2010

DOJ issues advance notice of proposed rulemaking applying the Americans with Disabilities Act to websites operated by public accommodations, including those with a web-only presence

Twenty years to the day since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) announcing that it was considering issuing regulations extending the ADA to the web sites of public accommodations and listing nineteen questions for public comment to assist in gathering information on possible web accessibility standards.

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2010

Federal lawmakers likely to create additional closed captioning and video description obligations

Broadcasters, video programmers, video distributors, communications service providers, and communications equipment manufacturers should be aware that, before the August recess, federal lawmakers are expected to pass a measure that would revise and expand what must be done to make content or equipment accessible for persons with disabilities, including obligations concerning the provision of closed captioning and video description.

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