Justice Department Announces Conclusion of Landmark Agreement Addressing Segregated Work Settings for People with Disabilities

In an order issued on Aug. 12, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon found that the State of Oregon has fulfilled the terms of a settlement agreement with the Justice Department and people with disabilities in a landmark case challenging the state’s provision of employment services for people with disabilities in segregated settings.

 

Justice Department to Monitor Compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws in Alaska Jurisdictions

The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor the Aug. 16, 2022, federal primary election in certain jurisdictions in the State of Alaska to ensure compliance with the minority language accessibility requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the disability accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

Illinois Family Charged with Kidnapping, Forced Labor, and Conspiracy for Coercing Two Minors and a Third Victim in Years-Long Forced Labor Scheme

A federal grand jury in the Central District of Illinois returned a nine-count indictment charging Domingo Francisco-Juan, Lorenza Domingo-Castaneda, and Catarina Domingo-Juan, siblings and Guatemalan nationals, with conspiracy to commit forced labor, forced labor, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and kidnapping.

 

El Paso Property Management Company to Pay $107,000 to Resolve Alleged Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Justice Department today announced that Integrity Asset Management, LLC, a company that manages approximately 55 multi-family apartment properties in and around El Paso, Texas, has agreed to pay $107,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by charging unlawful fees to servicemembers who terminated their residential leases early and by denying other servicemembers’ requests to terminate their leases.