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Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

Monday, October 6, 2014PDF of “Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan” Galaxy Lesson Title Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan E-Newscast Video Link  Video Length Two minutes and forty seconds Grade Level High School & Above Summary Disability advocates and…

Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

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Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

Monday, October 6, 2014
NYC Revamps Emergency Preparedness Plans
Disability advocates and the New York City Law Department submitted papers in federal court September 25, laying out a comprehensive set of goals to bring the City’s emergency preparedness procedures into compliance with the…

NYC taxi settlement approved

Monday, September 22, 2014
New York City Taxi Cab
At the start of 2011, just 1.8 percent of New York City’s 13,237 yellow cab taxis were wheelchair accessible. Under a first-of-its-kind settlement, signed in federal court September 16, that figure will increase to 50…

Lawsuit targets NYC sidewalks

Thursday, August 21, 2014
New York
New York City is violating federal and city disability laws by failing to evaluate and maintain its sidewalks south of 14th Street in Manhattan, according to a recent class-action lawsuit filed in federal district court. “The area below…

Protesters push changes to NY Nurse Practice Act

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Direct action victory
From March 19 to March 26, a group of 20 protesters occupied the headquarters of the New York State Nurses Union in Albany, demanding support for a proposed change in state law that would expand the services…

Court approves major New York housing settlement

Friday, April 4, 2014
Housing settlement approved
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York signed off March 18 on a comprehensive settlement, announced in July 2013, that will move more than 4,000 people from institutional to more integrated settings.…

Agreement reached to reform NYS’ use of solitary confinement

Monday, February 24, 2014
New Limits on Solitary Confinement
Under a new legal agreement, announced February 19, the New York State Department of Community Corrections will create “unprecedented” limits on its use of solitary confinement in the state’s prisons for people with disabilities,…

Court: Flexible time schedule may be a reasonable accommodation

Thursday, March 7, 2013In a case with potentially far reaching implications for employment discrimination claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit revived a case March 4 in which an employer disciplined an employee whom repeatedly showed up to work…

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