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
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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
Although many employees use their cherished vacation time during summer, it is not a time of rest for Human Resources. Instead of having their toes in the sand, HR has to monitor all of the… Read more
Supreme Court of Virginia Reverses Jury Finding Of Undue Influence And, Consequently, Inheritance Passes to Decedent’s Niece Instead of Daughter Parson v. Miller, 296 Va. 509 (2018), was decided by the Supreme Court of Virginia… Read more
Recently, in Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC v. Grove Ave. Developers, Inc., the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia considered whether a developer’s proposed road would interfere unreasonably with an easement benefiting two under-ground… Read more
Recent caselaw highlights the limitations on an owner’s ability to sue a subcontractor for negligence to recover economic losses. For example, in Allstate Ins. Co. v. Structures Design/Build LLC, a subrogee of an owner sued… Read more
The Magic of Getting What You Pay For! Are there times you look at your hourly non-exempt employees and think: why am I paying X for them to do a job that is only worth… Read more
Many small businesses choose to operate as a corporation to take advantage of the limited liability protections. However, federal income tax law generally imposes two levels of tax on corporate profits: a corporate-level income tax… Read more