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New Form I-9 Now Effective

Labor and Employment Group Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Effective as of September 18, 2017, employers must now use the new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on July 17, 2017. The revised version of the Form I-9 includes new wording in the instructions and changes to the List of Acceptable...

ADA Plaintiff’s Fernando Gastelum ...

By: Lindsay Leavitt Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. The Arizona hospitality industry needs to brace itself for another tidal wave of ADA litigation. ADA plaintiffs Fernando Gastelum and Theresa Brooke have recently filed nearly a dozen lawsuits alleging that the hotels’ online reservations policies violate the ADA. Mr. Gastelum and Ms. Brooke are represented by Peter...

Hotels Sued For Violating ADA Online Res...

ADA plaintiffs have often targeted the hotel industry and Theresa Brooke’s latest round of lawsuits is no different. This time, she is suing hotels over their online reservation policies. The Department of Justice issued regulations relating to hotel reservation policies that went into effect in March 2012. 28 CFR § 26.302(e) provides that, among other things, hotels must: –...

ADA Plaintiff Theresa Brooke Sues Hotels...

By: Lindsay Leavitt Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Theresa Brooke has returned to Arizona and has found a new way to sue hotels for ADA violations. Arizona hotel owners will remember Theresa Brooke—in 2015 she sued more than 125 of them for failing to install wheelchair accessible pool lifts. Theresa Brooke, an Arizona resident, is now filing lawsuits in the U.S....

Serial ADA Plaintiff Theresa Brooke Retu...

By: Lindsay Leavitt Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Serial plaintiff Theresa Brooke is back in Arizona filing more ADA accessibility lawsuits. Arizona hotel owners will remember that it was Theresa Brooke who, in 2015, opened the floodgates of accessibility lawsuits—she personally sued more than 100 hotels for failing to install wheelchair accessible pool lifts. For...

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