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Federal Register Publishes Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment under Title III of the ADA

April 15, 2014
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

On March 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a Final Rule that adjusts for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Civil Rights Division, including those assessed under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

For the ADA, this adjustment increases the maximum civil penalty for a first violation from $55,000 to $75,000; for a subsequent violation the new maximum is $150,000. The new maximums apply only to violations occurring on or after April 28, 2014. This Final Rule, and the civil penalty adjustments made therein, were non-discretionary and required by statute.

To find out more about the ADA or this (Federal Register) Final Rule HTML | PDF 3 pages, call the Justice Departments toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its website.

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