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
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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
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
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