The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed its first two lawsuits against private employers alleging that discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (“Title… Read more
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On March 1, 2016, the IRS issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals concerning an expanding email scheme–with a focus on company payroll departments – involving purported company executives requesting personal information about… Read more
Start protecting your intellectual property and forming a strong corporate foundation early in the development process. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) reported recently that Charlottesville, VA is the fastest growing region for venture capital… Read more
Guidance Tied to Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU SHARE YOUR EMPLOYEES WITH?!? You could find yourself liable for the conduct of… Read more
Just two weeks ago, we had sun and 70 degree weather…how quickly we forget that winter is actually here. When the snow falls, schools send students home and stores start shutting down, but business leaders must… Read more
Annual Salary Threshold Raised to $50,440 According to the semiannual regulatory agenda published on November 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) now plans to release its final rule on overtime pay in July… Read more
OSHA is turning up the heat on inpatient and residential healthcare facilities. The healthcare industry has long been a favored target for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) due to the large number of… Read more
Today the Labor Department announced a proposal to increase the minimum weekly wage for exempt employees from $455.00 per week to $970.00 per week, or $50,440.00 per year. If adopted, this dramatic increase will significantly… Read more
In what is believed to be the first jury verdict in a Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) employment case, an Atlanta federal jury recently awarded $2.23 million in damages to two employees ordered to provide… Read more
As reported around the U.S.—and the world—the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) survived the closely watched Supreme Court challenge. Employers nationwide, and particularly those in states where the Federal Government operates the exchange, were holding their… Read more