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Distinguishing State & Federal Disability-Accommodation Claims

Let's say you operate a business in NJ. Your disabled employee comes to you requesting an accommodation for his disability. Does the mere failure to provide that accommodation trigger a claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD)? What about under the Americans with Disabilities...

Can an Employer Insist on Regular Attendance Without Violating the ADA? Maybe.

Woody Allen once said, "80 percent of success is showing up." So true, so true! The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit* came out recently with a great decision on when "showing up" -- also known as "attendance" -- is an essential function of the job, and...

Title III, Service Animals, and Other Accommodations

It seems like Title III ADA questions are coming up more and more often these days. I wrote about the basics of Title III a while back , and figured it is time to post on it again. Typically when a company has questions relating to its obligations under the ADA, the questions relate to the company’s...