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DOL Announces Proposal to Require Overtime Compensation for Millions More Employees

Exemption May Require Salary of Over $50,000 - The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) is proposing a significant increase to the salary employers must pay many employees in order to “exempt” them from overtime, a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Facet One of Social Media and Community Banks - Employees Just Say No

Bankers care deeply about the communities they serve. I need look no further than recent CBE interviews or the good work in my own community funded by local banks or their employees. Stalwarts in community arts, fundraising and…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

The Return of the Unpaid Labor Force: A Refresher on Unpaid Summer Interns

This time every year, employers across the country welcome student interns into their workforce in droves. Internships are mutually beneficial relationships: the intern receives real-world, practical experience and the employer…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Supreme Court Holds the EEOC’s Feet to the Fire, but Not That Closely: The Court in Mach Mining Affirms the EEOC’s Obligation to Conciliate Charges

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000e, et seq., requires that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) engage in informal conciliation efforts after it finds reasonable cause to support a charge…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Real Property 101 for Community Bankers in the Spilman Footprint

What is the difference between a Deed of Trust and a Mortgage? The terms “Deed of Trust” and “mortgage” are often used by people interchangeably. Both serve to give the lender a lien as collateral for a loan but, these…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Facing Merger Challenges. In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1……

A few weeks ago, a writer for a banking magazine asked my top five challenges to a successful bank merger. That is a loaded question! The challenges to complete a merger agreement, the challenges to close the merger, and the…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

The Fourth Circuit Asks What For, Answers with But For: The Determination that a Landmark United States Supreme Court Decision Does Not Change Employment Discrimination Law in the Circuit

In 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States held that plaintiffs claiming retaliation under Title VII must prove that “but for” the retaliation they would not have been discharged. University of Texas Southwestern Medical…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Interplay Between ADA and Employee Wellness Programs

Despite existing guidance available to employers under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), employers have long faced uncertainty about the legality of their…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Employers & The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Has Sweet v. LinkedIn Signaled the Next Wave of Social Media Driven Change?

Most employers are at least generally familiar with the The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). FCRA protects consumers whose information is disclosed by consumer reporting agencies. In the employment context, FCRA regulates how…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Aboveground Storage Tanks: Where Are We Now? [Video]

Spilman Thomas & Battle attorneys have been following developments and changes in the Aboveground Storage Tank Act since it was first introduced in the West Virginia Legislature in 2014. The 2015 Regular Session saw a lot of…more
| Environmental Law

What's Next in Employee Wellness: Impact of the Affordable Care Act and New EEOC Initiatives  [Video]

The Affordable Care Act provides employers with a road map on how to implement and administer employee wellness programs. Spilman attorneys Eric Kinder and Erin Jones Adams discuss the components of an effective wellness…more
| Labor & Employment Law

How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes? [Video]

Several bills affecting employers in West Virginia were brought before the 2015 Legislature, including bills relating to discrimination, prevailing wage, wage payment issues and more. Which ones passed, and how will they affect…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Dress Codes, Religion and the Workplace – More Than Meets the Eye

On its face EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. dealt with an employer’s refusal to hire a Muslim woman who wore a headscarf in accordance with her religion, but the Supreme Court’s decision affects many more workplace…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Community Banking Excellence - Issue One 2015

In This Issue: - Another Perspective - Facing Merger Challenges. In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... - Real Property 101 for Community Bankers in the Spilman Footprint - Facet One of Social Media and Community Banks - Employees Just…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Residential

SuperVision Today - May 2015

In This Issue: - Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor - The Fourth Circuit Asks What For, Answers with But For: The Determination that a Landmark United States Supreme Court Decision Does Not Change Employment…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law
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