Long COVID-19 and Workplace Accessibility

Employees with long COVID may be protected under the regulations that govern disability in the workplace. The resources listed below detail the classifications behind disability status and long COVID. They also contain guidance for employers and employees who may be new to the accommodations process. […]

2021-09-07T21:11:47+00:00Last updated: September 7, 2021|Tags: , , |

AI Hiring Tools and the Law

AI Hiring Tools and the Law The development of AI technologies is outpacing the evolution of regulations and standards that directly enforce the use of AI hiring tools. However, employers should proactively consider legal and equity concerns related to AI hiring tools before implementing these technologies in their organizations. Acting in accordance with existing guidance [...]

2021-10-04T18:28:43+00:00Last updated: October 4, 2021|Tags: |

DOJ Settlements and Website Accessibility

How is the Department of Justice Addressing Website and ICT Accessibility? As of February 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into 175 settlement agreements addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to ICT accessibility. Through these agreements, employers and other covered entities can understand DOJ priorities related [...]

2021-02-01T04:28:28+00:00Last updated: February 1, 2021|Tags: , , |

Podcast: How the Freelance Economy Changes Universal Access for Employers

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 3. Bobby Silverstein, principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, discusses the implications of laws related to accessible technology, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for a gig or project-based workforce. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace [...]

2020-12-14T14:28:42+00:00Last updated: December 14, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The ADA is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. The ADA provides legal protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. Under the [...]

2020-12-07T21:24:27+00:00Last updated: December 7, 2020|Tags: |

When is a Covered Entity Not Required to Provide Specified Services?

When is a Covered Entity Not Required to Provide Specified Services? The regulations for implementing Titles II and III of the ADA include “defenses.” These are circumstances in which the covered entity is not required to provide specified services. For example, a covered entity is not required to provide auxiliary aids and services if it can [...]

2020-10-08T14:59:23+00:00Last updated: October 8, 2020|Tags: |