Website Accessibility: Disability Law Compliance in the Digital Age

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will highlight how the 10 most common accessibility mistakes apply to on-line employment applications.
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As technology continues to develop rapidly, employees across all industries have turned to the Internet to augment their ability to reach out to and communicate with not only consumers, but also on-line employment applicants. Over the past several years, major companies in virtually all private sectors have faced challenges to their websites' level of accessibility. This session is designed to learn show you how to minimize the risk of investigation/litigation costs and reputational harm that are commonly associated with being the target of a lawsuit alleging website inaccessibility.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Presenter: 

Allan H. Weitzman, JD

Allan H.
Weitzman, JD

Allan H. Weitzman is the head of the Labor and Employment Law Department in the Boca Raton office of Proskauer Rose LLP, and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law with over forty-one years’ experience – all at Proskauer. 

Based on a peer-review study, Allan has been named in the 2005 through 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s definitive guide to legal excellence.  He is particularly proud that he was named by Best Lawyers as the 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law in South Florida.  From 2007 through 2015, Allan has earned a first tier Chambers ranking for his outstanding employment law work.  In 2009 and 2011 through 2015, Allan was named by Human Resource Executive magazine as one of the nation’s top 100 corporate employment attorneys. He is also a fellow in the prestigious College of Labor Employment Law Attorneys. 

Among his notable achievements, Allan submitted the amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of the Society for Human Resources Management in the Faragher case.  The employer’s “affirmative defense” that was adopted by the Supreme Court in Faragher was based on an argument made by Allan and his firm. 

Allan is graduate of the Cornell Law School where he was an Editor of the Cornell Law Review, graduating with distinction and was a member of “The Order of the Coif.”

Location: 
S402
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Critical Evaluation
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