Labor & Employment Law
New Virginia Statutes Target Employee Misclassification and Wage Issues September 01, 2020, 2:25 PM
On July 1, 2020, Virginia enacted a host of new employment laws that provide new protections for employees and impose new obligations and restrictions on employers.
OSHA/VOSH Penalties Increase February 26, 2020, 1:00 PM
Each year the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and it’s Virginia partner, VOSH, perform thousands of workplace inspections, most of which result in Citations that include penalties to the employer.
Court Upholds Employee Discharge for False Harassment Report November 01, 2017, 2:11 PM
Generally, employers need to be very careful when disciplining employees who have reported illegal workplace harassment.
Beware: Hackers are Now Trying to Access Smartphones! October 25, 2017, 2:12 PM
Hackers are getting more sophisticated in their attacks, opting to go straight for an employees smartphone rather than e-mail.
Texas Judge Strikes Down D.O.L. Overtime Changes October 18, 2017, 2:15 PM
Last Fall, employers were struggling with how to comply with a proposed Department of Labor regulation roughly doubling the minimum salary for exempt status to $47,476 per year.
Mark of the Beast at Work October 11, 2017, 2:17 PM
The use of biometric data is becoming more prevalent and integral to many employers operations and can increase security and accuracy.
New Direct Deposit Payroll Scam July 24, 2017, 2:18 PM
If hackers are nothing else, they are innovative constantly changing ways to gain unauthorized access to accounts and information.
Momentum Builds for Recognition of New Protected Class July 17, 2017, 2:20 PM
On April 4, 2017 the Federal Court of Appeals sitting in Chicago ruled that the chief federal law that prohibits discrimination, Title VII, covers discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
Employer FMLA Reinstatement Obligations Clarified July 10, 2017, 2:21 PM
On May 17, 2017 the Federal Court of Appeals sitting in Richmond ruled in Waag v. Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. that an employee does not have to be returned to his or her original position after FMLA leave as long as the employee is placed in an equivalent position.
Joint Employer Liability Expanded July 03, 2017, 2:21 PM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (which has jurisdiction over Virginia) announced a new test for determining when two entities are joint employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).