Employment Law

Virginia Marijuana Laws Go Up in Smoke

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

Virginia employers still adjusting to numerous new laws that have taken effect in 2020 and 2021 also need to be aware of permissive changes in Virginia marijuana laws, which affect employment practice...
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Virginia Overtime and Disability Discrimination Rules Take Effect July 1, 2021

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

Effective for hours worked on or after July 1, 2021, Virginia employers will be required by state law to pay overtime to many employees. Overtime has previously been required in Virginia only by the f...
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Virginia Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect on May 1, 2021

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

Virginia employers should be aware that the state-mandated minimum wage will increase to $9.50/hour effective for hours worked on and after May 1, 2021.
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Provisions Employers Should Consider Including in Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

Businesses of all types regularly have the need to document arrangements for the employment of important personnel and for the discharge of any employee. If daily contracts in an employer’s line of bu...
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Virginia Employers Subject to Multiple New State Statutes

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

This article summarizes multiple new state laws effective July 1, 2020 and thereafter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted on by John M. Erbach, David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

The EEOC has offered guidance based on the "Direct Threat" exception to the ADA that should help employers more easily navigate these circumstances.
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Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Other Employment Issues Related to COVID-19

Posted on by David F. Dabbs, John M. Erbach in Employment Law

This article provides an overview of employment law considerations for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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