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Give me a break: what Virginia law says about employee meal and rest breaks

USA - January 30 2013 Most people have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as a free lunch," but the recent rash of cases across the country involving litigation over

Five mistakes to avoid in drafting non-compete and non-solicitation agreements

USA - May 16 2013 Employers often seek business protection by entering into agreements with employees that restrict their business activities after leaving employment

The ADA and workplace drug testing: what are an employer’s rights?

USA - October 25 2012 An employee who works under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work may, at the very least, have diminished productivity and poor work performance; at worst, he poses a serious safety risk to himself and those around him

New Jersey tightens requirements for an Affidavit of Merit

USA - February 19 2015 The New Jersey Affidavit of Merit Statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-26 to -29, requires a plaintiff in a professional negligence action to file an affidavit

Vaping vs. Smoking: What Does the Law Say?

USA - June 29 2016 It’s Friday night and your bar and grill is hopping with eating, drinking, socializing guests. Suddenly, one of your servers rushes up to you

Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse (and Traits of Elder Abusers)

USA - August 17 2016 My goal in this blog post is to discuss character traits of elder abusers so that you can recognize them and hopefully protect yourself, your family

Risks to Estate Planning Attorneys in Light of the Thorsen Case

USA - July 25 2016 There are several things that all estate planning attorneys (and those who advise them) need to be aware of in light of the Virginia Supreme Court’s

Patent Office Provides New Option for Addressing Final Rejections

USA - July 20 2016 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently initiated a Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3) to enhance prosecution during the time period

Implied False Certification Theory Expands FCA Claims

USA - July 6 2016 In an interesting and significant case, Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, the United States Supreme Court was

What Does Brexit Mean for Franchisors?

European Union, United Kingdom - July 6 2016 The coming negotiation over the specifics of the UK’s departure from the EU is an unfortunate necessity that follows from the UK’s unfortunate