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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

Stuck at Home: IRS Can Revoke Passports Even for Work Travel

USA - March 15 2017 Employers who have employees who travel internationally for business should alert their employees about new IRS procedures concerning passports. If

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

Testing a New Franchise Concept

USA - March 16 2017 One of the toughest challenges an aspiring franchisor may face is selling its first franchise. Who would take the risk of buying a franchise from a

Testing a New Franchise Concept

USA - March 16 2017 One of the toughest challenges an aspiring franchisor may face is selling its first franchise. Who would take the risk of buying a franchise from a

Can an Intended (and Disappointed) Beneficiary Still Sue a Will’s Drafter?: The General Assembly of Virginia Enacts a Statutory Fix to the Thorsen Decision

USA - March 16 2017 Back in the summer I wrote a post discussing the impacts of the Thorsen decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Thorsen, a testator wanted to

Stuck at Home: IRS Can Revoke Passports Even for Work Travel

USA - March 15 2017 Employers who have employees who travel internationally for business should alert their employees about new IRS procedures concerning passports. If

Autonomous Vehicles: A Regulatory Perspective

USA - March 7 2017 The coming innovation of autonomous vehicles (i.e. Self-driving cars) has been covered pretty widely in the news over the past 18-24 months. Not long

Oral Contracts to Make Wills

USA - February 27 2017 The vast majority of people have no idea that Virginia law recognizes oral contracts to make a will. As a result, people often miss out on asserting