SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines (R-Rocklin) along with the El Dorado County, Cameron Park/Shingle Springs and Camino/Pollock Pines Chambers of Commerce; California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse; and Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse, have teamed up to host a workshop for small businesses focused on Americans with Disability Act (ADA) issues.

This event is being held in response to the alarming number of lawsuits being filed in El Dorado County against small businesses for minor ADA/accessibility issues like having incorrect railing height or parking lot striping color. Many of these businesses have been forced to close their doors because they can’t afford to operate after settling these lawsuits.

During the workshop, Assemblywoman Gaines will provide information on her two important measures, Assembly Bills 1878 and 1879, aimed at curtailing frivolous ADA lawsuits and pinpointing conflicting state and federal ADA regulations.

Attendees will also receive a walk-through of what they need to know about ADA lawsuits including how to reduce their risk of being sued, and what to do if they have already have been sued.

Panelists will also include Tom Scott, Executive Director for California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and David Peters, CEO and General Counsel for Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse who has been consulted in more than 850 ADA lawsuits throughout the U.S.

This workshop is a “can’t miss” opportunity for business owners to learn important information about protecting themselves!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25

7:00-9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Placerville Town Hall

549 Main Street, Placerville 95667

Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra counties.

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes portions of Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine counties.