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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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Bias Suit Dismissed for Discovery Failures (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss plaintiff’s race and disability bias lawsuit under Fed. R. Civ. P. 37, due to plaintiff’s repeated failures to respond to discovery requests and appear at court hearings; the ...

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No Retaliation Claim for ‘False Report’ Firing (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for an employer who fired a restaurant manager for reporting a coworker’s complaint of sexual harassment, which the employer determined after investigation was fabricated; filing a false report is not protected activity under Title ...

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Firing upheld for ‘false’ report of harassment (access required)

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An employer may fire an employee who reported a coworker’s sexual harassment claim, when the employer’s investigation determined the reporting employee fabricated the claim, a federal appeals court said on June 7. The employee said she reported the coworker’s claim ...

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