Should you pay for the time a non-exempt employee spends at your annual holiday party? Perhaps! Generally speaking, voluntary attendance at a holiday party or community event (e.g., charitable dinner, ribbon cutting) is not compensable… Read more
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On November 12, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service issued a news release announcing a significant increase in enforcement actions for syndicated conservation easements, designating those transactions as a priority compliance area for the agency. What… Read more
An employer recently called with a question about nursing breaks. An employee returning from parental leave wanted daily breaks to go home to nurse her newborn. What does the law require regarding allowing mothers to… Read more
Because the possession and sale of marijuana, or cannabis, is generally illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act, depository institutions have been reluctant to provide financial services to cannabis-related businesses, even in states where the… Read more
In Taja Invs. LLC v. Peerless Ins. Co., the district court for the Eastern District of Virginia considered the scope of the workmanship exclusion in a commercial general liability (CGL) policy (the “Policy”). The case… Read more
Breaking news! The salary threshold is now $35,568! For the first time in 15 years, overtime regulations received an update. The DOL has now finalized the much-anticipated changes to Obama-era white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor… Read more
So you like free stuff? All volunteers are not created equal, so be warned! Let’s say our law firm’s 2020 goal is to broaden our community engagement. To do this, the firm wants each of… Read more
In Lumbermens Mut. Ins. Co. v. Timber Treatment Techs., LLC (TTT), the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia considered whether the allegations constituted an “occurrence” under TTT’s commercial general liability (CGL) policy (the… Read more
Considerations for Prevention and Recovery The U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) reported on July 16, 2019, that Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud has increased dramatically over the past couple of years. (Read the… Read more
Do any of your non-exempt employees work overtime and also receive monthly, quarterly, or annual non-discretionary bonuses? If the answer is “yes,” this post applies to you! Employers are required to factor non-discretionary bonuses into… Read more