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When interviewing, use a defensive hiring strategy (access required)


Employers are well served to develop a strategy for hiring. One strategy may be the “defensive hiring process.” Although the name sounds bad, the strategy itself is sound. Defensive hiring allows the company to identify the most qualified candidates for ...

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Well, well, well: Some new guidance from EEOC (access required)


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on April 20, addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. Wellness programs, which are otherwise regulated ...

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Supreme Court resists request for court data (access required)


A newspaper’s dogged pursuit of a collection of Virginia court records raises questions about whether the state public information law applies to court documents and how difficult it is for officials to generate reports from a government database. The dispute ...

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ODBA takes a look at judicial selection (access required)


GLEN ALLEN – Conversations about how Virginia chooses its judges often arrive at a conclusion similar to Winston Churchill’s observation about democracy: It’s the worst way to proceed, except for all the rest. “We tend to think our process is ...

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Judge rejects arbitration in nursing home death case (access required)


A state law governing landlord-tenant relations blocked enforcement of a nursing home arbitration clause under a judge’s ruling in a Richmond wrongful death case. That ruling by Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer will stand for the time being, now ...

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Make your work/life balance a matter of choice (access required)

Workday break

No one ever said on their deathbed, “I wish I spent more time at the office.” We’ve all heard, and surely believe, those words of wisdom, yet we still spend more time working than we would like — and we ...

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