Sands Anderson PC

1111 East Main Street, Suite 2400 P.O. Box 1998
Richmond, VA 23218-1998, United States

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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

At-Will Employment, Child Labor, Disability, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Employee Rights

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Virginia Healthcare Reform Update

Although the 2013 Virginia General Assembly Session has ended, the work of state government does not rest. In particular, several legislative commissions involving healthcare reform are beginning their work for the summer and…more

Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare, Medicaid

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Moody’s Revises Rating Criteria for Local Governments

On January 15 of this year, Moody’s announced a revised methodology for its evaluation of local government general obligation credits. Moody’s overall methodology is to evaluate each locality seeking/maintaining a rating over…more

Moody's, Municipalities, Rating Agencies

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How to Keep Your Company Out of the Witness Protection Program

Is your company in the witness protection program – using a name in the marketplace that is different than your company name (commonly known as an assumed name, fictitious name, doing business as, trading as or d/b/a”)?…more

Fictitious Business Name

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Virginia Business Law: Donald Sterling and the Law on Audio Recordings

This isn’t really about Donald Sterling, the now-infamous owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. It’s about what made him a household name. Audio recordings have been causing businessmen and politicians problems for years. What are…more

Audio Recording, Donald Sterling, Surveillance

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Rogue CFO IV – The Company Response

In this series we have considered the problem of a rogue CFO, or other executive officer, who defrauds or steals from the company. The focus has been on measures that are designed to prevent the high-level fraud from occurring…more

Corporate Officers, Fraud, Internal Investigations, Workplace Investigations

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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

At-Will Employment, Child Labor, Disability, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Employee Rights

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Are Work Centers Really Unions in Disguise?

Membership in labor unions is at its lowest point in nearly a century. But, that doesn’t mean that workers are not without their champions. Worker advocacy groups, also known as work centers, have sprung up across the county to…more

Employee Rights, Employer Liability Issues, Unions

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White Collars Tighten: Forecasting Changes to Overtime Qualification Rules

On March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update the regulations defining which white collar workers are eligible to receive pay for hours worked over 40 hours in a…more

Barack Obama, DOL, Exempt-Employees, Proposed Regulation, Unpaid Overtime

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SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by…more

Discovery, Hospitals, Nonsuits, Trial Court Orders, Wrongful Death

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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

At-Will Employment, Child Labor, Disability, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Employee Rights

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Pregnancy Guidance Seems to Require Light Duty For All

The EEOC’s pregnancy discrimination guidance issued July 14 affects more than just the rights of pregnant women in the workplace. Although nominally titled as an enforcement guidance regarding “pregnancy discrimination,” the…more

ADA, Corporate Counsel, Discrimination, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues

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SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by…more

Discovery, Hospitals, Nonsuits, Trial Court Orders, Wrongful Death

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Bankruptcy From a Governmental Perspective

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), together with the States’ Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (SABA), held their annual seminar, “Bankruptcy From a Governmental Perspective”, on October 6 – 9, 2013, in…more

Attorney Generals, Bankruptcy Code

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Does HIPAA Apply to Employers?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, protects the privacy and security of patient health information. A common question from human resource managers has been what is the impact of…more

ADA, Covered Entities, FMLA, HIPAA, PHI

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Virginia Significantly Raises Worker Misclassification Fines

Worker misclassification remains a number one target area for both state and federal review. On July 1, 2014, the Virginia Workers Compensation Act (the “VWCA”) significantly increased the civil penalties that the state can…more

Civil Monetary Penalty, Employer Liability Issues, Workers Compensation Reform

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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

At-Will Employment, Child Labor, Disability, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Employee Rights

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SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by…more

Discovery, Hospitals, Nonsuits, Trial Court Orders, Wrongful Death

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The Most Plaintiff-Friendly Jurisdiction in Virginia?

Among liability defense counsel and those in the liability insurance industry, the City of Richmond has a long standing, widely-held reputation as one of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction in Virginia, with a higher…more

Compensatory Damages, Plaintiff-Friendly Jurisdictions, Punitive Damages

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Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions on Halloween this year. A complete coincidence, but I do hope that nothing in this term’s opinions has scares you! This term resulted in two cases related to school…more

Attendance, Parental Rights, Public Schools, School Districts

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Article 9 of UCC revisions effective July 1, 2013

Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (the “UCC”) governs secured transactions between lenders and borrowers covering personal property which is pledged as collateral. The provisions of Article 9 apply to borrowers who are…more

Article 9, Borrowers, Collateral, Consumer Bankruptcy, Debtors

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Significant Changes to the North Carolina Limited Liability Act

On January 1, 2014, the North Carolina Limited Liability Act was significantly overhauled. Existing Chapter 57C was repealed and 57D was passed in its place. Many of the substantive changes are highlighted below…more

Corporate Governance, Limited Liability Companies

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New Rules For Casual Residential Real Estate Investors

During the Great Recession, many savvy investors and entrepreneurs took advantage of plummeting home prices and low interest rates by buying up and leasing residential real estate. Owners did not need to worry about complying…more

Leases, Real Estate Market, Residential Leases

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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

At-Will Employment, Child Labor, Disability, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Employee Rights

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Town of Greece v. Galloway: U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Legislative Prayer and the Establishment Clause

Today, the Court handed down its ruling in Town of Greece. In a sweeping ruling, the Court upheld the local government’s religious invocations in a 5-4 decision. The ruling pretty dramatically and explicitly broadens the scope…more

Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Prayer, Public Schools, SCOTUS

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Selective Way Ins. Co. v. Schulle, Western District of Virginia

The Western District of Virginia reaffirmed the standard for production of information during discovery, as well as the importance of fair mediation, in its recent decision of Selective Way Insurance Co. v. Schulle. Selective…more

Discovery, Mediation, Motion to Compel, Wrongful Death

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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

At-Will Employment, Child Labor, Disability, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Employee Rights

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Preserving a UM/UIM Carrier’s Right to Defend

In its recent decision in Transportation Ins. Co. v. Womack, the Virginia Supreme Court held that uninsured/under-insured motorist (UM/UIM) carriers who cede control over litigation to a defendant or his liability carrier retain…more

Approbate, Chapter 7, Judicial Estoppel, Reprobate, Right To Defend

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SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by…more

Discovery, Hospitals, Nonsuits, Trial Court Orders, Wrongful Death

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SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by…more

Discovery, Hospitals, Nonsuits, Trial Court Orders, Wrongful Death

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Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

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