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
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The Supreme Court’s ruling in Google v. Oracle has the potential to expand software developers’ freedom to build on existing products, while also limiting software copyright protections. On Monday, April 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme… 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
The future of utility-scale solar facilities in Virginia is bright, and has brightened even more lately. The General Assembly recently adopted an ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. As a result, Virginia’s major… Read more
A company in the formative stages of locating, permitting, and constructing any substantial industrial or commercial project needs to be keenly aware that the legal and regulatory landscape related to environmental justice is changing in… Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mere retention of property does not violate the automatic stay during bankruptcy. As the first quarter of 2021 wanes, the U.S. has reached the one-year anniversary of a national… Read more
The American Rescue Plan Act (the “Act”) was passed by Congress on March 10, 2021, and signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The Act provides $1.9 trillion in economic aid to… Read more
The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA, or “the Act”) makes Virginia the second state in the nation to have sweeping data privacy legislation. Nationally the CDPA could drive conversations around consumer data privacy and… Read more
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
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