Skip to comments.Developers Overlook Complex Accessibility Regulations, Fed Catches up
Posted on 05/05/2012 7:41:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
NEW YORKThe confusing tangle of regulations from multiple unrelated federal entities, along with state and local regulations, has lead to increased accessibility lawsuits against unsuspecting local developer and architects.
Many New York City developers and businesses thought it would suffice to meet the accessibility standards under Local Law 58, but unmet federal regulations have triggered recent lawsuits.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), is currently targeting the top 50 New York restaurants for accessibility inspections. These are big-deal, famous-chef restaurants, Stratton said. They use the Zagat guide to identify the top restaurants.
Some restaurants may be subject to fines and construction modifications for not following federal codes, even if they follow local ones.
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Then everything belongs to the big-government/big-corporate criminal complex.
Nice place ya got here. Be a shame if anything were to happen to it.
The lawyers will be seeing dollar signs as they work both sides of the street.
“One of the biggest misconceptions is that you dont need an accessibility consultant, said Harold Bravo, an accessibility consultant from Steven Winter Associates.”
Soon every successful business or industry will have to pay protection money to the rapacious federal government because so few people are working now and the amount of income taxes is dwindling. Their coffers are empty, so they are shaking down the few money-makers left, and there are thousands of regulations with which to “crucify” businesses.
The state has no power over an honest man.
Yep. I knew the second they passed the ADA it would led to this. Power corrupts.
Another legacy of Bush41, the Statist.
First the Feds put the NYC mafia families behind bars, and now it’s them shaking down the businesses. Well played!
What meaningless dribble. Everyday across this land, sadistic government bureaucrats at all levels of government, go out and gleefully abuse honest businessmen. I guess you never had to deal with such people.
Government attracts some of the most sadistic among us, never forget that.
Even honest people can break laws they didn't even know existed. You can't even walk down the street anymore without breaking a law.
And guess what, it's all by design.
Ayn Rand, catch up, will ya?
Ayn Rand, catch up, will ya?
The power to regulate is the power to destroy.
“The state has no power over an honest man.”
The State’s answer is to make us all dishonest by bogus laws. Problem solved - for the State, anyway.
Nothing is as it was. . . Except Jesus, the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Praise His Holy name.
You got it, all the way to the final conclusion.