ADA compliance: How to make your business welcoming to all

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The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was created to ensure all customers, regardless of physical ability, have access at brick-and-mortar stores.

However, many business owners, especially small mom-and-pops, sign commercial leases under the false impression that they are “grandfathered” in from making any tenant improvements, which can lead to lawsuits. Locally, attorneys have been accused of targeting businesses for ADA violations in a predatory manner.

Officials say 92 businesses along San Pablo Avenie have been targeted with lawsuits.

In response, the San Pablo Economic Development Corp. and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center have partnered up with the New Business Community Law Clinic-Berkeley Law to shed light on ADA requirements for businesses, the extent of business exposure with non-compliance, the anatomy of a lawsuit, followed by a Q&A session.

The workshop will be led by two Bay Area attorneys experienced in ADA litigation – Peter Stanwyck of Stanwyck Law and Stuart Tubis of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell.

Seating is limited, so please register today here for the workshop this Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 8:30-10:00am at San Pablo EDC, 13830 San Pablo Ave, Suite D, San Pablo, CA 94806.

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