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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 A. Glasgow, Ryan M. Bates.

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

USA - April 19 2020 Virginia Human Rights Act Amendment Removes Large Employee Cap; Could Open Floodgate of New Employment Discrimination Cases For Larger Virginia…

Alyson Brown, Kurt G. Larkin, Ryan A. Glasgow, Ryan M. Bates.

Fourth Circuit Invalidates Employee Handbook Arbitration Clause

USA - December 22 2015 On November 24, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit refused to enforce an arbitration clause in an employee handbook on the…

DOL Proposed Rulemaking - Paid Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors

USA - March 14 2016 The United States Department of Labor (the "DOL") has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") to implement Executive Order 13706, which…

Christy E. Kiely.

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…

Ryan A. Glasgow, Tyler S. Laughinghouse.