Brann & Isaacson Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss ADA Website Lawsuit

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Internet retailers and others have faced thousands of lawsuits across the country claiming that their websites are not accessible and thus violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Because the plaintiffs usually price settlements at less than the cost of responding to the lawsuit, most companies settle them even though they believe their websites are accessible,...

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Peter Lowe Addresses Key Employment Law Concerns at Maine HR Convention

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Partner Peter Lowe addressed the Maine HR Convention in two timely presentations this month. In a presentation called, “Investigations and Your Questions,” Lowe and Toby Tiner of L.L. Bean discussed how the mundane challenges of day-to-day work conflicts can blossom into investigations that can end up in court and in the news. They addressed best...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update EEOC Workplace Vaccine Guidance

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update details new EEOC guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, including information on whether vaccination can be mandated; whether employers can ask employees their vaccination status; how to administer the vaccine without implicating the Americans with Disabilities Act; and...

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B&I Publishes Two Employment Law Updates on EEOC Guidance

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. These updates provide information on new guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. First, the EEOC has updated its original guidance on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Second, the Commission has issued new guidance on employers’ ability to include...

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Nat Bessey Discusses the ADA and the Internet with MaineBiz

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In a November 11, 2019, article in MaineBiz, “ADA Standards Catch Up With eCommerce, and Lawsuits Are on the Rise,” partner Nathaniel Bessey is interviewed on the recent proliferation of lawsuits filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act claiming that retail and other business websites do not comply with applicable law regarding accessibility. “’There have...

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B&I Partners’ Article on Website Accessibility Featured by MaineBiz

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MaineBiz recently published an article by Brann & Isaacson partners Nathaniel Bessey and Peter J. Brann on “How to make your website accessible to everyone.” The authors highlight how the ability to conduct business on the Internet, while encouraging commerce throughout the country, also brings with it the legal risk of being sued throughout the...

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