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Animals as Accommodations in the Workplace and in Businesses [Podcast]

Many employers and public accommodations are seeing an increase in requests for animals as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this episode, Jim Paul and David Raizman discuss the use of service animals in the workplace and in those businesses and organizations that are ADA “public accommodations,” including best practices for handling employee requests for service animals, which animals qualify as service animals, and special rules applicable to places of public accommodation.

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James, Jim, Paul, Litigator, EEOC, NLRB, DOJ, OSHA, Ogletree Deakins
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Jim has extensive experience in handling labor and employment law litigation in federal and state courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Justice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and several state agencies.  He also regularly advises employers on all labor and human resource management issues in an effort to prevent or resolve employee issues before they escalate into legal disputes.

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David Raizman, Disability RIghts Practice, Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
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David Raizman is nationally known for his disability rights practice, specifically for his work under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2012, he was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in California and has been recognized multiple times as a Southern California Super Lawyer.

David works extensively with hotels, sports franchises, stadium and arena owners and operators, amusement parks, theaters, retailers, municipalities and many other clients with operations open to the public to help secure their compliance with disability access laws and to defend the class action and other litigation that is frequently brought against them. In addition to his disability rights experience, David has a thriving practice focused on defending employers on the full range of employment claims, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, family and medical leave laws and trade secret and non-compete issues.

213-438-1285