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Website Accessibility Regulations Delayed Again! (For At Least Three Years!!)

November 25, 2015

In a surprise announcement with major repercussions for businesses and their websites, on November 19, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in its Fall 2015 Statement of Regulatory Priorities that it is delaying—by at least three years—its proposed regulations on the standards for creating websites that are accessible to the disabled. This is the latest of many delays in the regulatory process that started when the DOJ issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on web accessibility in July of 2010. 75 Fed. Reg. 43460 (July 26, 2010), The new target date for the website regulations is for some time in 2018.

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Supreme Court Forges New “Significant Burden” Interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States settled a controversy surrounding an employer’s policy that provided light-duty work for certain employees (including some disabled employees) but not for pregnant workers. The case was brought by a worker who tried to show—through indirect evidence—that the policy resulted in the disparate treatment of pregnant workers.