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  1. Assembly Bill No. 862: New law seeks to ensure service dogs’ access to public places

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD   On February 14, 2022, a new law concerning service dogs’ access to public places was approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee of the New Jersey General Assembly.  Simply put, Assembly Bill No. 862, also known as the Tucker & McKnight Bill, requires employee training concerning access to…

  2. Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals: Navigating accommodation requests under the Fair Housing Act.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last winter, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released updated guidance to clarify housing providers’ obligations under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) when asked to accommodate an animal intended to provide assistance with a disability.  There are two types of animals that fit this description:  service…