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
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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
Even as the world slowed in 2020, threat actors picked up their pace and used work-from-home infrastructure to spread malicious attacks. These bad actors also exploited trusted software vendors from Solar Winds to Microsoft, pushing… Read more
Virginia House Bill 2175, which goes into effect on July 1, 2021, makes dramatic changes to the procedure for conducting foreclosure sales in Virginia. Under the new law, the notice of the foreclosure sale for… Read more
Employers subject to state-level COVID-19 workplace safety standards are wondering what the CDC’s recent “vax or mask” rule means for them. Virginia, for example, is one of a handful of states with a state-level workplace… Read more
Although passed with little fanfare, the Virginia Overtime Wage Act (OWA) becomes effective on July 1, 2021. Employers should be aware of this new law because it makes misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime requirements… Read more
Update May 25, 2021: OSHA revised its FAQs to indicate it will not enforce the recording requirements for COVID-19 vaccine side effects through at least May 2022. We will keep you updated with any new… Read more
Despite the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including lockdowns, vaccinations, and containment and relief efforts, the 2021 Session of the Virginia General Assembly produced a number of environmental protection initiatives. Building on the 2020… Read more
During its 2020 Session, the General Assembly passed and Governor Northam signed into law HB 1526/SB 851, the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA or Act). The VCEA codified the clean energy directives included in Executive… Read more
How high is too high? For the longest time, the answer was easy: “Come to work high and you will be disciplined up to and including termination!” Now the landscape for Virginia workplaces is changing… Read more