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A Business Primer on Disability Access Laws: Preventive Tools and Defense Strategies

Meeting Description:

A Business Primer on Disability Access Laws: Preventive Tools and Defense Strategies

Wednesday, October 25, 2018 at 1 PM ET

Presented by Kara Maciel and Andrew J. Sommer

Businesses continue to be plagued by litigation under the Americans with Disabilities, Title III (ADA) over alleged access barriers.  Lawsuits against hotels and retailers, among other public accommodations, appear to be on the rise with a disproportionate share in California.  This webinar will provide an overview of ADA, Title III standards as they apply to construction existing before the enactment of the ADA in 1992 as well as to subsequent new construction and alterations.  The webinar will also address measures that can be taken to prevent ADA lawsuits and strategies for successfully defending these lawsuits when they arise.  Special focus will be place on trends including the recent proliferation of lawsuits over website accessibility and auxiliary aids for hearing impaired. 


Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kara Maciel and Andrew Sommer
 Presenter Information
Kara Maciel
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Kara M. Maciel is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national Labor • Employment Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship.

Ms. Maciel works to create workplace solutions for her clients across all industries. She defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels, including matters related to ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, and affirmative action/OFCCP regulations. She advises clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, both defending employers and pursuing enforcement against former employees. Ms. Maciel counsels employers on how to develop lawful strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

For more information about our Labor & Employment Practice Group, visit the Labor & Employment Practice page on our website.  Also, check out our Employer Defense Report blog.

Andrew Sommer
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Andrew Sommer is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s San Francisco office.  He advises employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, and defends against claims of discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, wage and hour violations and wrongful termination. Mr. Sommer also represents employers in inspections and enforcement actions involving Cal/OSHA.