The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a joint initiative to raise awareness about retaliation issues when workers exercise protected labor rights. Leaders… Read more
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At the Virginia Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference, we heard first-hand from Jay Withrow, Esq., the Director of Legal Support for the Virginia Department and Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Health and Safety (VOSH)… Read more
If you have employees you’re not paying overtime, be ready to explain why their duties make them exempt under the FLSA, not their title. Just because you call it a hole in 1, doesn’t make… Read more
The NLRB General Counsel’s Office is not wasting any time making changes to national labor law policy. General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo recently issued her third memorandum in just two months. Abruzzo’s first memo, released in… Read more
Last week, there was a flurry of activity from the Biden Administration regarding vaccine mandates among federal employees, federal contractors, and large employers (100+ employees). Not to be outdone, Virginia implemented new revisions to the… Read more
Virginia employers face additional hurdles as the Safety and Health Codes Board, a subset of the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry, and Governor Northam finished their months-long public review of January’s Final Permanent Standard… Read more
Introduction to the New Initiative Effective January 1, 2021, Virginia’s General Assembly added several new provisions to the Virginia Tax Code, Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia (the “Code”), to address concerns raised by… Read more
Banks are reminded that child tax credit payments made by direct deposit are exempt from creditor process. In particular, the Virginia law (Code §34-28.3) provides an exemption for any “emergency relief payment” made in accordance… Read more
As consumer demand for bitcoin rises, a small but growing number of community banks are working with their vendors to allow customers to buy, hold, and sell bitcoin and other digital assets. These efforts involve… Read more
In a growing trend, states around the nation are passing or considering their own data privacy laws. The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA, or “the Act”) will make Colorado the third state to pass major data… Read more