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MLB Strikes Out in Acquiring

October—the month of seasonal changes, crunching leaves, artificial pumpkin flavoring, and, for sports fans, the October Classic. As survivors of the never-ending major league baseball regular season battle for World Series…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

OSHA Targeting “Contractor” Designations in Virginia

Companies using independent contractors have long vexed agencies that regulate employment. Certainly, the issue has furrowed all 120 eyebrows of the inspectors who enforce Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”)…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Bad Law? Change It.

As the saying goes, when attorneys have the facts on their side, they pound the facts. When they have the law, they pound the law. And when they have neither, they pound the table. There’s another way. Quit pounding…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Proposed Changes to the White Collar Exemptions Under the FLSA Might Make Some Employers Turn Green

On July 6, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its proposed rule and request for comment entitled “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

More for Employers to Be Anxious About Under the ADAAA

In 2008, Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which expanded the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (“ADA”). Congress passed the ADAAA with the express intent of counteracting several Supreme Court of…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Calling Your Boss a “Nasty Mother F@#$%r” and Other Protected Activities

If an employee lashes out against a supervisor on social media with a string of obscenities, you can fire that employee, right? You would think so, but not always. Context matters…more
| Labor & Employment Law

They Can’t Take That Away From Me. Well, At Least Not At First

Some of you may recall the George and Ira Gershwin song, They Can’t Take That Away From Me made famous by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the film, Shall We Dance. A recent amendment to a mechanic’s lien statute will limit…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

A Delayed Christmas – Client Receives Waiver of $17,000 Social Security Overpayment

On a recent Monday morning, I opened a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) advising that my client’s nearly $17,000 overpayment had been fully waived. SSA had actually overpaid him for an entire year, by…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

ABLE Act 2014

On December 19, 2014, the “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” (ABLE ACT 2014) was enacted. The purpose of the Act is to permit families to save private funds to help support some individuals with disabilities to…more
| Health, Taxation

USPTO Reducing Electronic Filing Fees

It is about to get a little cheaper to register or renew a trademark at the federal level, provided you do it electronically. Last month, the USPTO announced a reduction in trademark fees for applications and renewal in the…more
| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

When Estate Plans and Shareholder Agreements Collide

The Virginia Supreme Court recently provided a reminder of the importance for small business owners to coordinate their estate plan with a shareholder agreement or other corporation, partnership, or limited liability company…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Sister Who Made Brother’s Mortgage Payments Not Allowed Interest Deduction

As a general rule, interest paid by individuals is not tax deductible. A principal exception to the general rule allows a deduction for “qualified residence interest,” i.e., interest with respect to indebtedness incurred in…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Another Tax Trap for the Unwary – Tax Court and the Blank Receipt

As a general rule, the fair market value of property contributed to charity is deductible in determining taxable income. However, deduction is contingent on the donor’s substantiating the fact and value of the property…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Police Departments Turning to Body-Mounted Cameras

As a regular presenter on use of force tactics to law enforcement academies, I am often asked why all law enforcement agencies have not implemented body-mounted cameras for all uniformed officers. The simple answer is that while…more
| Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Executive Order Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for Federal Employment, Federal Contractors, and on Federal Construction Projects

On July 21, 2014, President Obama entered yet another executive order related to employment. This latest order amends two previous executive orders, Executive Order 11478 and Executive Order 11246. With the entry of this latest…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting
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