New York City, New York 10177
JOSHUA A. STEIN is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice and co-chairs the firm's ADA and Public Accommodations Group, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. Mr. Stein’s practice focuses on advising businesses on compliance with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), including the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehabilitation Act”), as well as the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). He represents clients from numerous industries, including sports and entertainment, retail, cruise line, hospitality and lodging, financial services, publishing, media, and health care.
Counsels clients on employment law issues, including, but not limited to, ADA/FMLA compliance, accessibility of public accommodations and technology, leave laws, employee discipline, separation and discharge, and harassment
Defends employers in lawsuits brought in court alleging violations of all aspects of the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, the FMLA, and/or equivalent state and local laws; employment discrimination; failure to accommodate or provide leave; lack of accessibility; employee discipline and discharge; breach of contract; unfair competition; fraud; defamation; age, race, sex, and national origin discrimination and harassment; tortious interference; and other employment issues
Represents clients facing charges at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights, and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in investigations commenced by government regulators, such as the U.S. Department of Justice and offices of State Attorney Generals
Conducts on-site and plan-based reviews of brick-and-mortar facilities and technology for compliance with the ADA and equivalent state and local laws and codes, as well as reviews and analyses of accessible security pricing and dispersal for places of public assembly, such as stadiums, arenas, and theaters
Handles multifaceted audits determining the accessibility of client websites
Interacts with clients’ contractors and vendors regarding compliance issues, and develops and drafts accessibility policies and contract language
Negotiates, drafts, and reviews separation, settlement, employment, and confidentiality agreements
Drafts and reviews workplace policies, handbooks, and standard agreements
Represents clients at industry group meetings and participates in the federal government’s regulatory process relating to the development of new accessibility and leave laws
Conducts arbitrations, administrative law judge hearings, and employment-dispute mediations before private arbitrators and mediators, government agencies, and the courts
|Areas of Practice||1) ADA and Public Accommodations, 2) Employment Litigation, 3) Employment Training, 4) Practices, 5) and Procedures and 6) Real Estate|
|Law School||Harvard Law School (J.D.,2000)|
|Education||Cornell University (B.S.,1997)|
|Bar Member / Association||New York State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.|
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