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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 20 Sep 2018

ADA Considerations for Your Family Business

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a topic of concern for all businesses. All too often, we assume the ADA only applies to


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 22 Jun 2017

New York's New Paid Family Leave Law: FAQs

New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (the “NYPFL Law”), the most comprehensive paid family leave program in the nation, goes into effect January


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2016

Beyond FMLA Leave: The Undefined Limits of Leave As a Reasonable Accommodation

Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new guidance on employee disability leaves, employers are required to provide disability


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2016

Final EEOC Wellness Plan Rules - The Headache Continues

Many employers have implemented wellness programs to encourage employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle and reduce medical claims. In recent years


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 21 Apr 2015

EEOC issues proposed wellness regulations: time for another check-up

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finally issued proposed regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 27 Jul 2012

Second Federal Court tackles absence of closed captions in Netflix web-streaming

California’s Northern District decides websites are not “places of public accommodation” under the ADA, the opposite of a recent District of Massachusetts ruling.


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 10 Nov 2011

New California employment laws for 2012 and 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has had his first opportunity (this time around) to weigh in on changes to California’s employment laws.


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2011

FCC rules require new VoIP services, text messaging and video chat to be accessible to disabled individuals; new recordkeeping obligations apply to telecommunications, VoIP and ACS providers

Over the Columbus Day weekend, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Report and Order setting forth new accessibility rules requiring “advanced communications services” (ACS) to be “accessible” to people with disabilities (the ACS Order).


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 25 Aug 2011

Hurricanes and earthquakes - emergency communications in the spotlight with CAP conversion and National EAS Test coming soon (though, for CAP, maybe not as soon as we thought)

There has been much focus on emergency communications recently, with the East Coast earthquake re-igniting the debate over FM-enabled mobile phones, and with Hurricane Irene forcing stations to gear up for emergency coverage in the coming days.


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 19 Apr 2011

SoundExchange claims credit for shutting down webcaster who was not paying royalties

SoundExchange claims on its website that webcaster SWCast.

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