Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

California is a Judicial Hellhole

California Ranked No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in Nation

Once again, California made the list of the nation’s top “Judicial Hellholes,” according to the latest rankings of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform Foundation. On the plus side, California dropped to the No. 2 ranking after previously topping the “Judicial Hellhole” list in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Specific California […]

5 Jan 17 - Accessibility, Compensation, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill Improving Disability Access

Governor Edmund Brown Jr. has signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help businesses assess whether commercial rental property is compliant with disability access laws. AB 2093 (Steinorth; R-Rancho Cucamonga) ensures that owners and tenants are aware of any construction-related access violations and therefore have the opportunity to resolve any violation before a lawsuit is filed […]

22 Sep 16 - Accessibility - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Webinar Accessibility Compliance Loan Program

Financing Program: Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant

A June 2 webinar will help businesses learn more about a new loan program to assist California small businesses with financing the costs to alter or retrofit existing small business facilities to comply with the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In October 2015, Governor Brown signed AB 1230 (Gomez; D-Los Angeles), appropriating $10 […]

27 May 16 - Accessibility - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Signs Bill on Accessibility Violations

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday. SB 269 (Roth; D-Riverside), which won unanimous bipartisan approval as it moved through the legislative process, will limit frivolous litigation and claims regarding construction-related accessibility violations by providing businesses that have proactively sought […]

11 May 16 - Accessibility - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber-Supported Job Creator Bill Passes Assembly Policy Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that seeks to limit frivolous litigation and claims regarding construction-related accessibility violations unanimously passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday and will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. SB 269 (Roth; D-Riverside) provides businesses that have proactively sought to become Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant with an opportunity to […]

20 Jan 16 - Accessibility - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »