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Diversity and Inclusion: Not Just an Ideal, But a Client Demand

Facebook recently announced a new policy: At least 33% of the lawyers hired to represent the social media giant must be a female or minority. Law firms vying to service Facebook’s legal work must demonstrate their active...more

Policing Social Media Policies

Police officers in Petersburg had a First Amendment right to post to Facebook their complaints about their police department. A department policy limiting social media postings was unconstitutional. So held the U.S. Court...more

Employment Law Alert: New Overtime Rules Won’t Take Effect on December 1

Yesterday, a Texas federal judge put a halt on the new overtime rules spearheaded by President Obama’s administration that were to take effect on December 1. Businesses everywhere have gone into overtime to prepare for the...more

Are Settlement Attempts Still Required for EEOC Charges?

Should attempts to settle discrimination lawsuits with the EEOC be made in good faith? Employers in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana think so and hope the Supreme Court of the United States will agree. ...more

2015 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

In this Guide: - Employment At-Will - Right to Work - Employment of Children - Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - Virginia Human Rights Act - Virginians with Disabilities...more

2013 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

In this guide: - Employment At-Will - Right to Work - Employment of Children - Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - Virginia Human Rights Act - Virginians with Disabilities...more

Workplace Laws Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence often keep their secrets hidden from the workplace until they need leave to go to court, or don’t show up for work one day due to physical or psychological harm caused by a spouse or loved one....more

Tips for Handling an Employment Separation

Video transcript: Employment separations are never easy or pleasant, but at times, you may find it necessary and in the best interest of your business. Whether you need to lay off an employee because of the economy or fire...more

9/16/2013  /  Hiring & Firing , Termination

OSHA Wins: Zone of Danger Creates Employer Liability

On a construction site, isn’t it enough to protect employees from existing hazards? And what does it matter if no one actually got hurt? The Sixth Circuit recently answered these questions: “No it’s not enough,” and...more

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