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Richmond, VA 23218-1998, United States

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Mingling Employee Smartphone and Company Work Product Can be Dangerous

Many people will receive new smartphones as presents this month. Think carefully as an employer before allowing your employees to mingle work and pleasure on the same phone…more
| Labor & Employment Law

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
| Business Organizations

Look The Gift Horse In The Mouth (Or If It Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is)

Today is Giving Tuesday, and if your inbox is anything like mine, it is full of donation requests. I encourage you to support the causes that are near and dear to you. But there also may be others asking for your money —…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

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
| Labor & Employment Law

Running a Business is an Ongoing Process

I was reading a bulletin from the FTC, which just closed an investigation on whether certain Verizon data security practices constituted unfair trade practices. The closing letter in part reads..…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

What “Magic Language” Should My Contract Have?

There is very little required by law to make a contract enforceable. Some types of contracts are required to be in writing, such as anything to do with land, contracts for goods worth $500 or more, and contracts for services…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

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
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Education, Family Law, Indigenous Peoples

Starting with Employee 1

While many employment discrimination laws don’t apply until you have 15, 25 or 50 employees, there are several employment laws that apply when you hire your first employee..…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Seven Attributes of Good Local Government Leadership

As a long-time local government attorney, I have had the opportunity to study local government officials a lot. Over the years, I have sat on the dais or in the meeting room or in a conference room and examined the traits of…more
| Elections & Politics

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
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: September 12, 2014

The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions Friday morning. After last term issuing no opinions significantly affecting Virginia Local Government Law (at least not in this author’s judgment), this term resulted in two both…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy

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
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

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
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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