Now is a great time for healthcare providers to assess their compliance with HIPAA’s right of access requirements. Not only is this a hot area of enforcement, patients’ rights to access medical records may become even… Read more
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Guidance for Local Governments on Collective Bargaining with Public Employees Local governments across Virginia soon will be able to authorize collective bargaining with public sector unions. House Bill 582 legalized public sector bargaining in 2020… Read more
Rarely do Virginia and California fall into the same camp on legislation, but that may change with Virginia’s Consumer Data Privacy Act (the “Act”). The Virginia House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed the Act on January… Read more
Virginia’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Are Now Permanent The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) has enacted a Permanent Standard to replace the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) (pdf) that became law for Virginia employers… Read more
The World Has Turned Upside Down, But Your Business Should Not! Last week a mob assaulted our democracy and the rule of law in this country. American citizens angry about the results of the 2020… Read more
Welcome to 2021! The Woods Rogers Cybersecurity and Data Privacy group is excited for new beginnings and a new year of solving privacy problems. Now is the time to review 2020’s wild ride from a… Read more
In its new Coronavirus Relief Bill, Congress declined to extend the mandate requiring employers to offer paid sick and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). However, employers who voluntarily provide it… Read more
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the FDA last Friday and distribution has already begun. Yet in a November Gallup Poll, only 58 percent of Americans said they would get a COVID-19 vaccine, up from… Read more
Retaliation or, at least, the perception of retaliation is on the rise. Has a manager approached you saying an employee should be fired because that employee is abusing COVID leave? Has an employee claimed he… Read more
“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns The estate planner’s corollary would be that Robert Burns was an optimist. Now that we have survived the 2020 presidential election, we… Read more