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HTMLThe IDEA Statute of Limitations (Finally!) Explained
Christopher J. Conrad; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015
In 2004, Congress reauthorized the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq., a federal law intended to ensure that every child with special needs is afforded a free appropriate public education (commonly known as a FAPE). The IDEA ensures that right by...


HTMLNew York City Issues Enforcement Guidance Related to City’s Fair Chance Act
Ellen M. Bandel, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2015
The New York City Commission on Human Rights, the agency responsible for enforcing New York City’s Fair Chance Act, has issued its “Interpretative Enforcement Guide” for the Act. (For detailed analysis of the Act’s requirements, see our articles, New York City Human Rights...


HTMLBan-The-Box Law Takes Effect
Daniel W. Morris; Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 26, 2015
Earlier this year, we informed you that New York City had approved legislation making it unlawful for an employer to make any inquiry or statement related to an applicant's pending arrest or criminal conviction record-or conduct a criminal background check-until after the employer had extended a...


HTMLSenate Passes Special Needs Trust Fairness Act; Focus Shifts to House
Leah Mitchell McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 2015
The Senate has unanimously approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, a bill that would allow people with disabilities to create their own first-party special needs trusts without having to rely on others.


HTMLPlaintiff May Sue Detectives Under New Jersey Civil Rights Act For Securing Premises Without Warrant
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015
Two members of the State Police entered plaintiff Denise Brown’s apartment searching for evidence of a home invasion they believed had been committed by her boyfriend. They were looking for a stolen piece of jewelry (a locket) they suspected he gave to her. However, they did not have a...


HTMLDiversity Programs in Canada
Jordan W. Charness; Wong Fleming;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2015, previously published on September 2015
The Canadian Constitution was amended in 1982, introducing a new piece of legislation, the Canada Act, which includes the now famous Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


HTMLHuman Rights Commission to New York City Employers: Be Wary of Consulting Credit Histories
Loeb Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2015, previously published on October 2015
Businesses operating in New York City may already be aware that the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (read the full text here), which took effect on September 3, 2015, generally prohibits employers from considering an individual’s credit history for employment purposes. In a...


HTMLNew Procedures at Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Anna Matsuo, James F. Shea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 12, 2015, previously published on October 5, 2015
For the second time in five years, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) will implement significant changes to its procedures for processing discrimination complaints, under Public Acts 15-249 and 15-5. These changes, including the availability of quick dispute...


HTMLEducation Assistant's Human Rights Application Dismissed as No Reasonable Prospect of Success
Stephanie Young; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015
In a decision dated April 21, 2015, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed an application brought by an Education Assistant against the York Region District School Board on a preliminary basis as the application had “no reasonable prospect of success.”


Adobe PDFModel Home, Jobsite and Communication Compliance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Daniel A. Berman, Hoyt S. Neal; Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2015, previously published on September 23, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is touted as one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. The Act prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities to participate in mainstream American life. The primary...


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