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

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…

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

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.

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

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

Parking rights and common area / common element: can the association (or declarant) do that?!

November 23 2013 You serve on your condominium or property owners' association's Board of Directors and have been receiving complaints about unauthorized cars and…

How to Disinherit a Child: 5 Tips to do so Successfully

June 22 2018 This blog post discusses the steps that parents can take to disinherit a child and, in doing so, maximize their chances that their disinherited child…

Virginia Supreme Court Issues New Ruling Regarding Commissioner of Accounts

October 1 2019 Last month, the Virginia Supreme Court handed down a new ruling that confirms that circuit courts lack the authority to delegate final authority to…

Prior Correspondence: A Key Tool in Preparing Your Estate Dispute Case for Trial

August 21 2019 As practitioners, we typically become involved in estate disputes weeks, months, or even years after the initial dispute breaks out. During this time…

ADA and Community Associations: Best Practices in Handling Requests

August 21 2019 Most people are generally familiar with the concept that hotels, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation are subject to the Americans…

Prior Correspondence: A Key Tool in Preparing Your Estate Dispute Case for Trial

August 21 2019 Technology, particularly relating to communication, is ubiquitous and ever-expanding in scope and ability. From text messaging to social media, there…

Plane-ly Speaking About the PLANE Act of 2019 - Part II

July 31 2019 In Part I of this post, we described various provisions in the Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next Era Act of 2019 (the PLANE Act of 2019), S…