Americans With Disabilities Act

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House Passes Bill to Curb Abusive ADA Lawsuits

February 15, 2018

House Passes Bill to Curb Abusive ADA Lawsuits

The House of Representatives on Feb. 15 voted 225-192 in favor of the ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620), which would require any Americans with Disabilities Act civil action to specifically identify the alleged ADA violations or barriers to access being alleged. The bill would further provide defendants that own public accommodations (such as truckstop operators) a time period during which they can remedy alleged violations without being found liable in court.

NATSO Applauds Introduction of ADA Education and Reform Act

January 26, 2017

NATSO Applauds Introduction of ADA Education and Reform Act

NATSO joined trade associations representing a broad spectrum of the U.S. economy in applauding Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) for introducing the bipartisan ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 620, that seeks to curb frivolous lawsuits filed by cash-hungry attorneys and plaintiffs that abuse the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

NATSO Applauds Americans with Disabilities Act Reform Bill

October 7, 2016

NATSO Applauds Americans with Disabilities Act Reform Bill

NATSO joined a variety of other trade groups in expressing its support for the ADA Education and Reform Act. The legislation would combat a recent trend in frivolous lawsuits alleging minor Americans with Disabilities Act violations for which business owners cannot reasonably be punished. Specifically, the legislation would provide business owners a reasonable period of time to remedy alleged violations before they can be brought to court by aggressive plaintiffs' lawyers.

House Committee Passes ADA Reform

July 8, 2016

House Committee Passes ADA Reform

The House Judiciary Committee on July 7 approved H.R. 3765, “The ADA Education and Reform Act,” which would rein in the number of frivolous lawsuits filed against businesses under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

Federal Appeals Court Rules No ADA Claim for Obese Job Applicant

April 11, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Rules No ADA Claim for Obese Job Applicant

A job applicant rejected for a railroad mechanic's job because of morbid obesity has no Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claim against the employer, a federal appeals court has ruled. Because the applicant's weight was not caused by an underlying physiological disorder, it is not a "physical impairment" under the ADA. Had the applicant's obesity been the result of a physiological disorder that affects a major body system, the applicant's condition would have been protected by the ADA, and the employer would not have been able to reject the employee solely on account of his weight without violating the ADA.

NATSO, Stakeholders Support ADA Reform

February 10, 2016

NATSO, Stakeholders Support ADA Reform

NATSO joined a group of business and trade associations representing a broad cross section of the U.S. economy in supporting the “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015,” H.R. 3765, which would rein in the number of frivolous lawsuits filed against businesses under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Americans with Disabilities Act – Design Requirements: Summary And Compliance Guide For Truckstops and Travel Plazas

February 1, 2016

The Americans with Disabilities Act – Design Requirements: Summary And Compliance Guide For Truckstops and Travel Plazas

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) contains two important components that are relevant to NATSO members: First, it establishes design requirements for the construction or alteration of public facilities including travel plazas and truckstops. These requirements are intended to ensure that these facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Click here [hyperlink to private below] for a brief summary of the most important components of the ADA’s design requirements for NATSO members.

The NATSO Foundation’s Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Toolkit

March 1, 2012

The NATSO Foundation’s Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Toolkit

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) contains two important components that are relevant to NATSO members: First, it establishes design requirements for the construction or alteration of public facilities including travel plazas and truckstops. These requirements are intended to ensure that these facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. View NATSO's member only The Americans with Disabilities Act – Design Requirements: Summary And Compliance Guide For Truckstops and Travel Plazas for a brief summary of the most important components of the ADA’s design requirements for NATSO members.