Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

International Week of the Deaf and Day of Sign Languages Creates Awareness of Employer Reasonable Accommodation Obligations

September 23 is both the start of International Week of the Deaf, which increases support and awareness of the challenges individuals who are deaf face within the community and workplace, and the International Day of Sign Languages, which raises awareness of sign languages. This year’s theme is Sign Language Rights for All. A recent Equal […]

23 Sep 19 - Accessibility - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

California’s ‘Nutty’ Assistive Animal Labor Laws

In honor of National Nut Day today, let’s talk about squirrels. Flying squirrels . . . as in squirrels in airplanes. Actually . . . a squirrel that did not get to fly in an airplane, despite its owner’s best efforts. What does this nutty story have to do with employment law you ask? Keep […]

22 Oct 18 - Accessibility, Workplace Safety - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

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 »