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Faith Alejandro

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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Stephen Baril

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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Jesse Bausch

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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Donna Ray Berkelhammer

‘S Wonderful, ‘S Marvelous, ‘S Unreasonable

One of the reasons to choose an S-Corp instead of an LLC is tax savings. An S-corp does not pay any taxes at the corporate level, but instead all income is passed through to the shareholders, who are responsible for a number of…more

Choice of Entity, Corporate Taxes, LLC, S-Corporation

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Stefan Calos

Transfer on Death Deed

Here is an estate planning note that will help those who are using living trusts — consider using a transfer on death deed. Kudos to the Virginia General Assembly for recently enacting legislation allowing for the…more

Deeds, Estate Planning, Living Trust, Transfers

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David Carroll

Rogue CFO I- Introduction

Small, privately owned corporations deal with all types of challenges: competition, government regulations, recessions, rising cost of benefits for employees —the list is long. But one area that seems to be a persistent problem…more

Bribery, CFOs, Fraud, Misappropriation

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Nicole Cheuk

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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Annmarie Cleary

Is An “Unlimited” Leave Policy Good Business For You?

A growing number of businesses are considering “unlimited” leave policies for their exempt employees. Unlimited leave policies are excellent recruiting and retention tools that can foster a culture of trust and productivity at…more

ADA, Employee Benefits, Employee Evaluations, Employee Handbooks, Exempt-Employees

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C. Michael DeCamps

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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Robert Delano

Top 5 Things-to-Know About Notifying Claimants of Settlement Payments

As many insurers are already aware, Virginia law now requires insurers to notify claimants and judgment creditors of all full and partial settlements over $5,000. The law applies to all lines of insurance except those subject…more

Insurers, Notice Requirements, Settlement

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Stephen Durbin

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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Karen Elliott

Are E-Cigarettes A Reasonable Accommodation?

Much has been written in the last several weeks about the rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). States are proposing legislation to protect teens as well as prohibit use in public places. But the answer…more

E-Cigarettes, Reasonable Accommodation

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William Gray

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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Ruth Griggs

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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Phyllis C. Katz

Caution: Payments to Volunteers Can Lead to Trouble

Nonprofit organizations and governmental entities are permitted to use volunteer labor. In many instances, the work performed mirrors that performed by paid staff. Employers may want to recognize the time and efforts of the…more

Employee Definition, FLSA, FMLA, Non-Profits, Volunteers

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Bradford King

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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Ian Lambeets

Judge Sets Aside $3 Million Jury Verdict because Expert’s Testimony is Baseless

Recently, in Cross v. Spears, CL 12-436, a Martinsville Circuit Court judge set aside a 3 million dollar jury award and ordered a new trial based on a ruling that the plaintiff’s toxicologist’s opinion testimony was “totally…more

Expert Testimony, Jury Verdicts

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Erin McNeill

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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Andrew McRoberts

Nervous Time for Localities: The General Assembly Is In Session

It happens in January, every year. The General Assembly convenes and considers all manner of bills that localities support or oppose. And localities get nervous. More nervous than most Assembly-watchers, I say…more

Dillon's Rule, Legislative Agendas, State Budgets

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Peter Pearl

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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Robin Pipkin

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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Jessica Rogers

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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Cullen Seltzer

Black Swan interns are employees, not trainees

Summer brings an annual invasion, in thousands of businesses and in nearly every line of work, of a horde of talented, eager new interns. They’re eager to pad resumes and make contacts. Their new bosses are glad to impart…more

FLSA, Internships, Training, Unpaid Interns, Wages

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Henry Spalding

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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Justin Ward

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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