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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

Dispelling Employment Myths Series – Issue 7: No Overtime for You!

Employment Myth #7: “My secretary worked 60 hours in the first week of the pay period and 20 hours in the next one, so she doesn’t get any overtime.” Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt employees are…more
| Labor & Employment Law

For-Profit Companies Find Religion – What’s a Transactional Lawyer to Do?

Last month, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that closely held for-profit corporations can have “free exercise rights” as “persons” under The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (“RFRA”),…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Adoption Basics: Stepparent Adoptions

It is often said that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Whether that statistic is true or not (some say not), I find myself helping many blended families with stepparent adoptions. Many of my cases are ones where the…more
| Family Law

IRS Releases Form 1023-EZ for Certain Nonprofit Organizations

The IRS recently issued Form 1023-EZ for use by certain nonprofit organizations applying for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). With the IRS’ tax-exempt unit under recent political scrutiny, a nonprofit organization…more
| Taxation, Nonprofit Law

Clarification on the Statute of Limitations for Conditions of Confinement Cases

The Supreme Court of Virginia has recently addressed and clarified the application of Va. Code § 8.01-243.2, which provides: No person confined in a state or local correctional facility shall bring or have brought on his…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Federal District Court Finds General Allegations of Fraud, Duress, and Overreaching Insufficient to Invalidate Contract Dispute Resolution Provisions

Dispute resolution provisions, such as forum-selection clauses, arbitration clauses, and choice-of-law clauses, are commonly included in modern business and employment contracts. A recent opinion in Zaklit v. Global Linguist…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Dispelling Employment Myths Series – Issue 5: Not Entitled to Overtime

Ever play the game telephone? It’s a game in which one person whispers something into the ear of the next person, and that person is supposed to whisper the same thing into the ear of the next person, and so on. When the group…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Ripples of Windsor: DOL Seeking to Expand the FMLA’s Definition of “Spouse”

Last June, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) as unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013). The Supremes ruled that section 3 of DOMA…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law

Medicaid Information System Glitch Surprises Provider with $367k Retraction

Yesterday the Court of Appeals of Virginia released its opinion in LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc. v. DMAS, a case involving a retraction of over $367,000. LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc. (“LifeCare”) provides advanced life…more
| Health, Transportation

Supreme Court Holds Inherited IRAs Not Exempt from Bankruptcy Estate

The Bankruptcy Code permits an individual in bankruptcy to exempt from the bankrupt estate “retirement funds” in an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or certain other tax-advantaged vehicles. In a recent case, the U.S…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Two May Be Company, But Two Racial Slurs in Two Days is Not Enough for a Hostile Work Environment Claim

Often an employer is forced to defend a lawsuit filed by an employee complaining that he or she was subjected to a hostile work environment based on slurs. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Dispelling Employment Myths Series – Issue 4: My Opinion Got Me Fired

Ever play the game telephone? It’s a game in which one person whispers something into the ear of the next person, and that person is supposed to whisper the same thing into the ear of the next person, and so on. When the group…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

A Copyright Best Practices Reminder: Get it in Writing

“Get it in writing” is a common refrain from lawyers. Not getting it in writing is a mistake I have seen too many clients make. When an individual or company engages an independent contractor or consultant to create…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

FICA Tax Imposed on Compensation That Will Never Be Received

FICA tax is normally collected through withholding at the time the underlying compensation (“wages”) is received. Under a special rule in the Internal Revenue Code, however (the “special timing rule”), FICA with respect to…more
| Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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