Joshua Stein Quoted in “DOJ: How Accessible Technical Standards Delay Is Affecting U.S. Businesses”

Accessible Website Services Blog

Joshua A. Stein, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted by Accessible Website Services Blog, in “DOJ: How Accessible Technical Standards Delay Is Affecting U.S. Businesses,” by Mary Gillen.

Following is an excerpt:

In his excellent article DOJ Refreshes Its Efforts to Promulgate Title II Website Accessibility Regulations and Other Accessible Technology Updates – What Does It All Suggest for Businesses?, Joshua A. Stein reports that the real estate industry is fighting back against lawsuits stemming from DOJ's delay in finalizing website accessibility regulations:

"In the face of mounting frustration stemming from DOJ’s ongoing delays in promulgating website accessibility regulations while plaintiff’s counsel are allowed to continue to aggressively pursue claims some in the real estate industry recently decided to take action. Citing 'the growing confusion around web site accessibility,' on April 29, 2016, the National Association of Realtors wrote a letter to DOJ’s Civil Rights Division imploring DOJ to take actions to regulate the issue of website accessibility for Title III entities as soon as possible. The letter highlighted the unfortunate dynamic that currently exists as DOJ and plaintiffs’ counsel seek to enforce broad overarching civil rights provisions in the absence of any uniform federal regulations."

The article cites a posting Mr. Stein authored for Epstein Becker Green’s Retail Labor and Employment Law blog.