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Kaine calls special session on lab techs (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has called a special session of the legislature for Aug. 19 as part of a three-part strategy to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. The case held that the Confrontation Clause ...

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Carrier must cover, defend drunk employee’s wreck (access required)

The insurer of a painting company had a duty to defend and indemnify a day laborer who wrecked the company’s van while driving drunk at night, a Fairfax judge has ruled. The driver’s boss had not specifically prohibited the action, ...

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Trial strategy: Grief expert aids wrongful death cases (access required)

In more than 40 years as a personal injury attorney, Robert T. Hall has represented many grief-stricken clients struggling to cope with the sudden, traumatic loss of loved ones in wrongful death cases. Complex grief can manifest itself in a ...

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Employee wellness program: benefits and pitfalls (access required)

When it comes to managing health care costs, a great deal of common ground exists among employers, employees and health insurers. By some estimates, nearly 70 percent of all health care costs can be attributed to preventable conditions. The effective ...

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Probation can be a dicey proposition (access required)

Various forms of employee probationary periods are popular, but they aren’t always a good idea. Probationary periods at the start of employment probably had their origin in unionized workplaces – because collective bargaining agreements typically afford employment security for employees ...

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Be wary of resume fraud and diploma mills (access required)

It’s become all too common. Someone famous or prominent is caught lying on a resume. Football coaches who embellish their accomplishments. Academic figures who create credentials or publications that don’t exist. And remember one of last year’s headlines? The star ...

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Avoiding employment termination claims during the downturn (access required)

The current economic climate is forcing all employers, including those in the legal profession, to cut costs wherever possible. This means employers often have to make the difficult decision to conduct layoffs, to make reductions in force or to terminate ...

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Kaine calls special session for Aug. 19

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine this morning called a special session of the legislature for Aug. 19 to address the problems created by Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. Mark Rubin, counsel to the governor, said, “A legislative fix doesn’t cure the problem, but ...

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Panel of 19 to search for U.Va.’s next chief

A committee has been appointed to find a successor to U.Va. president John Casteen, who will retire in August 2010. The 19-person committee is made up of nine members of the Board of Visitors, six faculty members, two former rectors ...

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