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United States: Ninth And Eleventh Circuits: Reporting To Work Impaired, Failing Drug Test, And Failing To Request Accommodation Doom Employees' ADA Discrimination Lawsuits - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

As most readers of this blog are aware, the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and analogous state laws prohibit employers from discriminating against qualified employees (and applicants)
Tags: News, United States, Ada


Planner II - ADA and GIS at City of Charlottesville in Charlottesville, VA

Application deadline: 02/01/2019 at 5:00 p.m. Apply online at www.charlottesville.org/jobs 
Tags: Ada, Charlottesville, CHARLOTTESVILLE Va


2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 6 (IP, E-Commerce, Censorship, & More)

Intellectual Property * Daniel v. FanDuel (Ind. Oct. 24, 2018): “online fantasy sports operators that condition entry to contests on payment and distribute cash prizes do not violate the Indiana right of publicity statute when those organizations use the names, pictures, and statistics of players without their consent because the use falls within the meaning of “material that has newsworthy value,” an exception under the statute.” * Washington Post: ‘Everyone signed one’: Trump is aggressive in ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Minnesota, Law, Congress, Washington Post, China, Massachusetts, Court, E-commerce, Indiana, Trade Secrets, Maine, New Jersey, District Of Columbia, Ada


Pedestrians, E-Scooters Are Clashing In the Struggle For Sidewalk Space

Slashdot reader mileshigh writes: Activists in California have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that parked scooters littering sidewalks interfere with sidewalk accessibility for people with multiple types of disabilities and violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many people have been wondering when this would happen since California courts are notoriously friendly to ADA complaints and lawsuits. Realistically, this type of lawsuit may well be the Achilles' heel of scooter-sharing s...
Tags: California, Tech, San Diego, Ada


Afraid of losing federal funding, more suburbs plan to comply with ADA

Officials say they're drawing up "ADA transition plans" to ensure better accessibility with streets, sidewalks and intersections.
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Afraid of losing federal funding, more Minnesota suburbs plan to comply with ADA

Officials say they're drawing up "ADA transition plans" to ensure better accessibility with streets, sidewalks and intersections.
Tags: Minnesota, Ada


WIRTW #537 (the “Roma” edition)

We are contemplating spending Spring Break in Rome. For those who've been, what's you best tip for first-time visitors? Sights not to be missed? Things that are off the beaten path? Where to stay? Best pizza? Best gelato? Drop a note in the comments below and let me know your Rome tips. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Google sued for allegedly covering up sexual misconduct allegations — via Engadget  Boys and Thrones and Sexual Harassment — via HR Examiner with John Sumser Liti...
Tags: Google, Law, Rome, Ada, Omega, ERC, McConnell, Troutman Sanders, NLRA, Eric Meyer, Kavanaugh, Spring Break, GrubHub, FLSA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas


United States: The ADA Does Not Obligate Employers To Make On-The-Spot Accommodations Of The Employee's Choosing - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Synopsis: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clarifies that employers have discretion to provide a reasonable accommodation as identified through the interactive process.
Tags: News, United States, Ada, Seyfarth Shaw, Seyfarth, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Neorest NX by Toto Wins Red Dot Award 2018

Now a Red Dot Award winner for 2018, Neorest NX by Toto is an elegant all-in-one intelligent toilet inspired by “the simple, organic beauty of an earthen vase hand thrown by a craftsman on a pottery wheel.” Defined by soft curves and sleek surfaces, Neorest NX offers all the bells and whistles people have come to expect from Toto. The dual flush toilet with its patented Tornado Flush System is operated by sensor operation or remote control. The automatic toilet seat can be opened and closed by ...
Tags: Books, Ada, Toto, Neorest NX


ADA: two gleams on a dark horizon

Ohio has passed a bill giving targets of ADA accessibility complaints a chance to fix the issue before becoming liable for attorneys’ fees, and a California state judge has ruled that the state’s jackpot Unruh Act does not cover website accessibility claims. Those are two bits of favorable news amid a lot of continued bad news, I argue in a new Cato post. Related: Domino’s argues before a Ninth Circuit panel in a web accessibility case [Kristina Launey, Seyfarth Shaw]: Domino’s argued, as a po...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, Ohio, Lebron James, Ada, Doj, Winn Dixie, Ninth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, ADA filing mills, Web Accessibility, Kristina Launey Seyfarth Shaw


Website Accessibility & the Law: Why Your Website Must Be Compliant by @kim_cre8pc

Here's what you need to know about the ADA and accessibility law in the U.S.The post Website Accessibility & the Law: Why Your Website Must Be Compliant by @kim_cre8pc appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Web Development, Seo, Ada


United States: Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: The Muddy Waters Of ADA Website Compliance May Become Less Murky In 2019 - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

The Americans with Disabilities Act (the "ADA") has been the source of a tremendous amount of litigation since President George H.W. Bush signed it into law in 1990.
Tags: News, United States, Ada, George H W Bush, Hunton Employment amp, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


Robot pets to help the elderly avoid loneliness a hit at CES in Las Vegas

A pet robot which coos when its owner strokes it and is designed as a loyal companion for lonely elderly people is among the hit products at CES, the world's biggest technology fair in Las Vegas. Japanese manufacturer Groove X says its robot Lovot, which comes complete with cartoon eyes and fuzzy teddy bear arms, has been built to “nurture people’s capacity to love” by demanding the affection of its owner. Packed with sensors to respond to human touch, when Lovot wants to be cuddled, it wave...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, US, Samsung, Las Vegas, Centrica, Ada, Hyundai, Daily Telegraph, Gary Lee, Intuition Robotics, John Suh, Lovot, Hyundai Elevate, CES the world


Tech companies target ageing baby boomers with robot pets and gadgets aimed at the elderly

A pet robot which coos when its owner strokes it and is designed as a loyal companion for lonely elderly people is among the hit products at CES, the world's biggest technology fair in Las Vegas. Japanese manufacturer Groove X says its robot Lovot, which comes complete with cartoon eyes and fuzzy teddy bear arms, has been built to “nurture people’s capacity to love” by demanding the affection of its owner. Packed with sensors to respond to human touch, when Lovot wants to be cuddled, it wave...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, US, Samsung, Las Vegas, Centrica, Ada, Hyundai, Daily Telegraph, Gary Lee, Intuition Robotics, John Suh, Lovot, Hyundai Elevate, CES the world


Robot pets to help ageing baby boomers stave off loneliness prove a hit at CES in Las Vegas

A pet robot which coos when its owner strokes it and is designed as a loyal companion for lonely elderly people is among the hit products at CES, the world's biggest technology fair in Las Vegas. Japanese manufacturer Groove X says its robot Lovot, which comes complete with cartoon eyes and fuzzy teddy bear arms, has been built to “nurture people’s capacity to love” by demanding the affection of its owner. Packed with sensors to respond to human touch, when Lovot wants to be cuddled, it wave...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, US, Samsung, Ces, Las Vegas, Centrica, Ada, Hyundai, Daily Telegraph, Gary Lee, Intuition Robotics, John Suh, Lovot, Hyundai Elevate


Travel Tripper releases the first ADA monitoring platform for hotels

The company has released the first Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Monitoring Platform made specifically for hotels.
Tags: Hotels, Ada


TriMet says denial of tricycle as mobility device is supported by federal regulations

This three-wheeled handcycle isn’t allowed on MAX trains. Last month we shared the story of activists who spoke out at a TriMet board meeting about their desire to take adult tricycles on light rail cars. Current TriMet policy allows only two-wheeled bicycles on MAX. Portlander Serenity Ebert, one of the people who testified at the TriMet meeting, uses a trike as a mobility device and she’s pushing the agency to change its policy so that she and others can have the same access as other bicycle...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Ada, Max, Becker, US Department of Transportation, Ebert, Disability Rights, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, BP Headlines, Tim Becker, Serenity Ebert, Ms Ebert


Travel Tripper Releases the First ADA Monitoring Platform for Hotels

Travel Tripper, an award-winning digital agency and leader in hotel e-commerce, has released the first Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Monitoring Platform made specifically for hotels. This groundbreaking new platform offers a proactive approach to the increasing threat of ADA website lawsuits in the hotel industry, allowing hoteliers and their web service providers to address website accessibility issues and mitigate the risk of ADA compliance lawsuits.
Tags: Travel, Ada, ADA Monitoring Platform


Your 2019 Employment Law Compliance Checklist

Today is the start of the first full week of 2019. Which means it's a perfect time to take a step back and review your efforts at HR and employment-law compliance for the coming year. This list is not mean to be complete or exhaustive, but should provide a high level look at the top 20 issues that you should be reviewing this year, and every year for your business. ☑️ How many employees do you have (15 / 20 / 50)? ☑️ When is the last time your handbook has been reviewed and updated? ☑️ When was ...
Tags: Law, Ada, OSHA, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Glenn Carstens Peters


United just banned 'emotional support animals' on long flights — and science is on the airline's side

United just barred emotional-support pets from flights longer than eight hours. Delta made a similar move last month. Animals have been peeing, defecating, or mauling passengers onboard flights, and airlines are starting to crack down. Unlike service dogs, "emotional support animals" are an unregulated group. There's little scientific evidence about what they really do for people. Emotional support peacocks. Emotional support snakes. Emotional support hamsters. People have brought all sorts ...
Tags: Florida, California, US, Trends, Delta, Smith, Ada, United, Atlantic Ocean, University of Missouri, University of New Mexico, Alice Smith, Jeffrey Younggren, Younggren, United flyers


City, state will team up for new bikeway and signal on Lombard

Latest concept drawing for new crossing of North Lombard at Fenwick/Concord. The Concord Avenue neighborhood greenway has only one gap in its 2.4 mile route between Overlook Park and North Argyle Street in the Kenton neighborhood: the offset crossing of Lombard Street (a.k.a. Highway 30). But with a new agreement between the Oregon Department of Transportation (they own and manage Lombard) and the Portland Bureau of Transportation, that gap will soon be filled. The two agencies recently hashed ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Ada, Streetview, Kenton, Concord, Lombard Street, Lombard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, John Brady, Fenwick


Do as they say, not as they do: employees accuse Planned Parenthood of pregnancy discrimination

According to a scathing report by The New York Times, employees nationwide are accusing Planned Parenthood of engaging in rampant pregnancy discrimination. Some examples: The organization allegedly prohibited a pregnant medical assistant suffering, from high blood pressure, from taking breaks recommended by her nurse. Managers are accused of refusing to hire pregnant job candidates, and of pushing new moms out of their jobs after they gave birth. What lessons can employers learn from these stori...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Pda, Ada, EEOC, Jon Hyman, Heather Mount


United States: ADA Class Action Premises Case Remanded - Holland & Knight

In Mielo v. Steak 'N Shake Operations, Inc., 897 F. 3d 467 (3d Cir. 2018), the court of appeals ruled that disability rights advocates who brought a putative class action against an operato
Tags: News, United States, Holland, Ada, Mielo, Steak N Shake Operations Inc


More videos from our University of Chicago interdisciplinary seminar series: "Censorship and Information Control"

Between September and December, I collaborated with science fiction writer and Renaissance historian Ada Palmer and science historian Adrian Johns on a series of interdisciplinary seminars on "Censorship and Information Control" with a rotating crew of academics and practitioners from several fields. Thanks to generous Kickstarter backers, we were able to pay for professional videography and ADA-compliant subtitling for the whole series, and there are now five of the seminars online for you...
Tags: Videos, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Video, UK, News, Youtube, History, Kickstarter, Scholarship, University Of Chicago, Ada, Ada Palmer, Adrian Johns, Censorship and Information Control, Information Control


TriMet, PBOT say no further federal study needed on Gideon Overcrossing project

“We disagree that a Supplemental EIS is needed.”— Dylan Rivera, PBOT TriMet and the City of Portland are refuting one of the central arguments being made by a business owner who wants to derail the Gideon Overcrossing project. As we reported yesterday, several businesses on SE 14th are very concerned that the proposed bridge and elevators over light rail and Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Clinton Street Station will have a major negative impact on their ability to unload trucks and access...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Ada, Clinton, Eis, Rivera, Union Pacific Railroad, Portland Bureau of Transportation, FTA, TriMet, Federal Transit Administration, Jonathan Maus, Brager


Catholic school teacher fired by nun accused of embezzlement can file lawsuit, court says

Days after police launched an investigation into allegations that two nuns embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from St. James Catholic School in Torrance, the school is facing more legal trouble. On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled that a former fifth-grade teacher who was fired from the K-8 school after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and asked for time off can sue for discrimination, reversing a decision by a lower court. The 2-1 ruling of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court ...
Tags: Lawsuit, Crime, News, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Catholic, Pasadena, Ada, Kristen, St James, Torrance, Biel, Ninth U S Circuit Court of Appeals, St James Catholic School, Circuit Judge


Is Workplace Drug Testing Changing?

Back in 2012, positive drug test rates among American employees were just under 5%, hitting a 30-year low. Today, 88% of employers conduct drug testing at any point in the tenure of their employees. And as marijuana legalization continues to move forward, more employers are considering it critical for their business and employees. However, there are few business owners who are considering in eliminating it. The Upside To Drug Testing Workplaces that practice regular drug testing enjoy improve...
Tags: Workplace, Massachusetts, US, Lifehacks, Ada, Gina, FMLA, Workplace Drug Testing Workplace


Fighting For the Outfitters

Outfitters from around the country convened in Daytona Beach, Fl. at the beginning of December to swap stories, learn tips, and catch up with old friends at the 30th annual America Outdoors Association Conference. The America Outdoors Association represents nearly 500 outdoor recreation companies, advocating for public policies, connecting members, and providing resources for outfitters and guides. Bryant Baker has been guiding river trips for the ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia for 15 yea...
Tags: Florida, Lifestyle, America, West Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Gear, West Coast, North Carolina, Ada, East, Bryant, Salt Lake City Utah, Daytona Beach FL, Newswire, Bryant Baker


Automated customer service Ada nabs C$19 mln in Series A

Toronto-based automated customer service Ada has raised C$19 million in a Series A financing. The round was led by FirstMark Capital. It was joined by Leaders Fund and Burst Capital, as well as Bessemer Venture Partners, Version One Ventures and Barney Pell, which backed last year’s C$2.5 million seed deal. Founded in 2016 by CEO Mike Murchison and Head of Design David Hariri, Ada’s platform allows customer service teams to build and manage artificial intelligence-enabled chatbots to automate in...
Tags: Toronto, Trends, Ada, FirstMark Capital, Firstmark, Telus, Upwork, ACX, Matt Turck, VC Deals, ADA ADA, Barney Pell, Burst Capital, Bessemer Version One, Bessemer Venture Partners Version One Ventures, Mike Murchison


Ada nets $19 million Series A to grow its customer service chatbot

Ada is on a mission to build chatbots powered by artificial intelligence. The company today is announcing a $19 million Series A that will go far in helping it reach that goal. The company sees the capital fueling international expansion and launching products into new verticals as well as doubling down on employees. Chatbots were a buzzword several years back. After the initial buildup and bust, the remaining players in the space are building upon the expectations set early on. Users of chatbot...
Tags: Google, Startups, Microsoft, Toronto, Tech, North America, Ada, FirstMark Capital, Leaders Fund, ACX, Matt Turck, Barney Pell, Ada Support, Burst Capital, Bessemer Version One