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ADA Compliance: Dos and Don’ts for Small Business Owners
Post On May 16, 2017

You might have heard that abuse of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is a big problem in California. It is true. In fact, there were over 2,500 ADA lawsuits filed in California federal courts against business owners and property owners in 2016 alone. The Best Defense is a Good Offense Comp...

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I need clarification on these ADA Compliance for a Small Business
Asked in San Diego,  CA May 26, 2016 ,  2 Answers

1) I am starting a small Business (Vintage Resale Store) I will have 5 parking spaces. I have not signed the lease yet. The landlord has not previously made the parking ADA compliant with a Handicap Space/curb ramp at the sidewalk. Whose responsibility is it to make it compliant? 2) The far left par...

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Could the business be closed if I lose and don't have money? Could you explain the process and possible outcomes?
Asked in Miami,  FL May 24, 2016 ,  5 Answers

Hi. I own a small business in Dade County and I'm being sued by someone pursuant to the Disability Act. The plaintiff is claiming that my premises do not complyt with the Disability Act but they were inspected and approved by the county when built. I don't even think that this person was even at my ...

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Can I have a retail store that does not provide access to public bathrooms?
Asked in Walla Walla,  WA May 08, 2015 ,  2 Answers

My husband and I are trying to open a business. We are renting in an existing space. The building inspector said that bathroom was not ADA compliant and so we failed the inspection. I told him that was an employee only bathroom. He stated that all public buildings must have access to a public restro...

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REGULATING THE CONDUCT AND ETHICS OF TAX PROFESSIONALS
Post On Apr. 08, 2015

This article explains the reciprocal nature of the ethical requirements governing all Tax Professionals. It also explains a taxpayer’s rights when confronted with unethical and inappropriate conduct. It then explains the tools available to Tax Professionals to report any ethical violations. Finally,...

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I want to start a website. Do I need to comply with ADA laws and what privacy laws apply?
Asked in Miami,  FL Mar. 09, 2015 ,  2 Answers

I have heard that if I have a website that I will need to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); such as have it read the page to the blind. Is that true? Also, what laws apply to privacy? I do not plan to use any tracking cookies, I will have a SSL certificate, and I will...

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Are dogs allowed in a public place such as a bar, no food is served
Asked in Yorktown Heights,  NY Feb. 09, 2014 ,  3 Answers

Veterans Club with no more than 6 to 8 patrons on a given night...

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Is it possible to defend against an ADA suit ? My small business didn't have a designated parking space.
Asked in Beaumont,  CA Sep. 11, 2013 ,  3 Answers

This is an automotive type shop. There are no designated parking at all. Everyone has equal access, We have a letter praising our help to handicapped customers. The plaintiff never called us or stopped at the shop to ask for any help...Is it best to just try to negotiate? The dollar amount is 4000. ...

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I'm a photographer. Previous things I've researched has not clearly explained anything to me--Am I considered a business?
Asked in Coshocton,  OH Jun. 20, 2013 ,  4 Answers

I live in Ohio, I'm 21 years old, I live with my mother, I'm claimed on my mother's taxes, and I still attend college. The photography (Photo-work) I'm engaged in doesn't have a business name, I work under my own name to display me, I charge service fees per-client I gain from the range of $125.00-$...

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Web Site Accessibility – A New Basis For Claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Post On May 14, 2013

The Americans with Disabilities Act , the “ADA", applies to places of public accommodation. Until recently courts had consistently dismissed claims that commercial websites were places of public accommodation subject to the Act and thus legally required to be “accessible" to the disabled. Recently, ...

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What does "disabled" really mean?
Post On Jan. 04, 2013

People often do not realize that in the legal world, “disability" is a term of art, with a very specific meaning. In fact, it has several different specific meanings, depending on the context. “Disabled" has one meaning for the purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act, another for the purpose...

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For a small retail store, is ADA compliance required for a non-public use bathroom?
Asked in San Jose,  CA Jul. 02, 2012 ,  2 Answers

I am opening a new retail store that has a single existing bathroom, 60" depth by 98" wide. I do not believe this bathroom is ADA compliant. However, this bathroom is not for public use; only for 3 employees. Is ADA compliance still required? If so, are there exceptions to the rule that may apply in...

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Worker Inactivity: the Next Wellness Frontier?
Post On Aug. 25, 2011

Researchers and some employers are using technology to measure the incidence and health impact of worker inactivity due to long periods behind the wheel of a car, or in front of a computer. This article from the online publication MIT Technology Review covers some of the measuring methods in use, in...

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“Participation-Only” Wellness Program Survives ADA Challenge
Post On Jul. 22, 2011

A “participation-only" wellness program established by Florida’s Broward County for its employees survived a class-action challenge by a former employee who refused to participate in the program. Seff v. Broward County , Case No. 10-61437-CIV-MOORE/SIMONSON (S. D. Fla. Apr. 11, 2011). The wellness p...

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