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Arbitration Pact Rulings Show Signature Snags For Employers

USA - June 30 2020 There is little debate that the legal landscape has tilted in favor of enforcing arbitration agreements in the employment context…

Tyler S. Laughinghouse.

Virginia Enacts Sweeping Employee Protection Laws

USA - June 22 2020 After a landmark 2019 election in which Democrats took control of the House of Delegates, Senate, and Governor's office for the first time in 26…

Alyson Brown, Kurt G. Larkin, Ryan M. Bates, Sharon S. Goodwyn.

Virginia Enacts “Ban the Box” Legislation for Marijuana Possession Arrests, Charges, and Convictions

USA - June 10 2020 On May 21, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill decriminalizing simple possession of marijuana. Though possessing marijuana in Virginia remains…

Sharon S. Goodwyn, Tyler S. Laughinghouse.

As COVID-based Class Actions Loom, Fifth Circuit Provides Reminder for Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers

USA - May 7 2020 A recent Fifth Circuit opinion held that a company’s arbitration agreement did not prevent employees from pursuing their claims as a collective…

Christopher M. Pardo, Daniel J. Butler.

Virginia Human Rights Act Amendment Removes Large Employee Cap; Could Open Floodgate of New Employment Discrimination Cases For Larger Virginia Employers

USA - April 29 2020 On Saturday, April 11, 2020 the Virginia Values Act was signed into law. The bill's headlining purpose-- adding gender identity and sexual…

Alyson Brown, Kurt G. Larkin, Ryan M. Bates, Sharon S. Goodwyn.