Shumaker Manufacturing

A Legal & Industry Review


Client Alert: Website Compliance with the ADA Emerging Threat of Litigation

“A common letter offers to negotiate “on an expedited basis” a settlement that requires a calculator to add up the costs.  The proposed relief includes conducting a needs assessment on the website, contracting with approved third-party web developers to conform the existing site to several “ADA accessibility standards,” monthly third-party testing and monitoring for extended periods (i.e. five years), and implementing new ADA accessibility policies and staff training.  And, of course, payment of “reasonable” attorney’s fees and costs.”

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DOJ Hikes Fines for Immigration Related Violations

Ramos_Maria_LIDespite the numerous Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headlines, the last two years have brought a significant decrease in workplace audits: 3.127 audits in 2013 to 435 audits in 2015. Similarly, the fines during this time have dropped from $9.5 million in 2013 to $4.62 million in 2015. To put this in perspective, ICE assessed about $31.2 million in fines as a result of over 9000 worksite inspections between 2009 thru 2012. But it seems that this lull is about to come to an end. Continue reading