Business owners, landlords and employers are subject to compliance obligations that can be difficult to understand and to implement. Non-compliance can result in fines, or in some cases, lawsuits. Attorneys in the ADA practice group at Porter Scott help clients minimize the cost of compliance and efficiently resolve disputes.
Businesses of all types are required to provide access to persons with disabilities or medical conditions. Even small businesses can be affected. The ADA and its California counterparts can be complicated. Porter Scott attorneys provide clients with practical explanations of the complex requirements that must be addressed in order to be compliant, such as:
- Determine whether your business is covered by the ADA and California disability laws.
- Help clients with information specific to their situation, because requirements can vary business to business.
- Identify specific steps to make “reasonable accommodations.”
- Prioritize various accessibility issues to help clients avoid lawsuits.
- Determine if a new building, or modifications to an existing building, may require stricter standards.
- Review policies and practices to ensure appropriate consideration is being made toward persons with disabilities. Some disabilities may require extra effort at compliance.
- Ensure that employees are properly trained to assist persons with disabilities, and that adequate training records are maintained.