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The rise of mental health disabilities in the workplace

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More on Employment Law in Virginia By Declan Leonard and Nick Johnson Ten years ago, it was not entire­ly clear whether an employee suffering from a mental health disorder was considered to have a “disability,” as defined under the Americans ...

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What every company can learn from the Fox News sexual harassment fiasco

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More on Employment Law in Virginia By Seth Berenzweig and Drew Smith With a medley of infograph­ics, tickers and colorful personalities that leave the television more crowded than a fish market on Good Friday, Fox News ascended in the past ...

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When does ex-employee’s use of LinkedIn violate a non-solicitation agreement?

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More on Employment Law in Virginia By Katie Lipp and David Moon LinkedIn has quickly emerged as the premier social media outlet for professional network­ing in the United States. However, while the platform presents an exciting opportunity for com­panies to ...

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Why employees may be the biggest risk for a cyber attack

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More on Employment Law in Virginia By Steve Britt and Frank Gulino During tax season earlier this year, a human resources professional at a Virginia government contractor received an email purportedly from the company’s CEO requesting the 2016 tax forms ...

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Prevent employees from walking off with trade secrets

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More on Employment Law in Virginia By Clyde Findley and Ryen Rasmus Intellectual property law is com­plicated. It protects legal rights associated with intangible and never-before-seen items. The IP field is full of jargon and contradic­tions, has few bright-line rules, ...

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When does someone else’s employee become your employee?

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More on Employment Law in Virginia By Terrence O’Connor and Stephanie Wilson Although the Bible tells us that “No man can serve two masters,” judges may disagree. Judges are increasing­ly ruling that, in some instances, a subcontractor’s employee can have ...

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Pro bono seminar is free

The Virginia State Bar Access to Justice Committee and the Old Dominion Bar Association are sponsoring a free seminar – with three MCLE hours pending – called “Bridging the Justice Gap through Pro Bono” on September 12 in Richmond. The ...

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Judge restored after ‘exile’ for courthouse behavior (access required)

A general district judge who was ordered to sit in courthouses outside his district for 14 months has been officially reinstated, but still is not presiding in 11th District courtrooms. General District Judge Robert B. Beasley Jr. was barred from ...

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