ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer: New ADA regulations kick in soon. Say goodbye to "grandfathering" under the ADA.
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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
21 November 2011
ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyers. Is your pool, spa and fitness facility compliant with the ADA 2010 Regulations? If you think your property is grandfathered, then you are wrong! There is no grandfathering.
As we mentioned in our recent posted article "Updating Service Animal Policies of Your Hotel," the Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010 (the "2010 Regulations").
Based on the 2010 Regulations, all "Public Accommodations," including "Places of Lodging" (hotels, resorts, most timeshares, restaurants, etc.) must bring certain elements of the facilities described below into compliance with the 2010 ADA Standards as of March 15, 2012.
If you are not already working on bringing your property into compliance, then you should call us to assist you with the creation of a compliance policy.