If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that summer is just too short! But there’s a lot of 2021 left, with many more opportunities for the WT Group to deliver client services and insights that define excellence. Speaking of insights, this newsletter features important perspectives about changing approaches in the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read about WT Group’s connection to the Speedway Miracle Child Tournament, a very special day of golf helping to change the lives of children with serious medical challenges. And dive into a short video featuring Rich Klarck, Principal-in-Charge, Aquatic Engineering, who has been a driving force behind a tsunami of innovative WT Group aquatic projects for 20 years.
As always, thank you for your interest in the WT Group.
President & CEO
Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2021, by John McGovern
The last several years saw a different approach to enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The emphasis in Washington, D.C. was on deregulation, and an administrative reduction in enforcement staff at the U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ) that left fewer investigators to handle the same number of complaints.
The spirit of the ADA remained in place though, and we see that in some 2021 settlement agreements that have been released. This short article will discuss how the ADA is enforced, and highlight some proactive steps that can keep your business or local government on the right side of this federal civil rights law.
Across the US, 81 children are supported by Speedway’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and this year, WT Group is sponsoring Gracie Miehlke, a patient at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
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