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Termination may have been breach, not discrimination (access required)

Where an employee was found to have been at least partially responsible for a transportation failure that left more than 150 special needs students stranded on the first day of school, the employee’s subsequent termination did not constitute unlawful discrimination, ...

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Serving in reserves won’t back discrimination claim (access required)

There was no evidence the reservist’s supervisor terminated the plaintiff because of his membership in the Army Reserve. Background On May 31, 2018, Communication Technologies filed a motion for summary judgment. COMTek asserts that it is entitled to judgment as ...

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Private duty nurse recovers unpaid wages plus fees (access required)

A private duty nurse who sued her employer for violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act was awarded $20,910.75 for unpaid wages, an equal amount for liquidated damages plus attorney’s fees and costs. Background Only Choice employed therapists, medical social ...

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Decision to terminate woman’s employment backed by law (access required)

In considering a woman’s challenge to her termination, the appellate court said the case required a de novo review of a hearing officer’s final decision. The hearing officer’s initial finding of retaliation was based solely on his faulty understanding of ...

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Important Opinions January – December 2018 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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Company can pursue ex-employee for retained property, trade secrets (access required)

Because an employer did not abandon its claim that a former employee breached his employment agreement by retaining company property after resignation, the district court erred in dismissing the claim. And because the employer took steps to maintain the secrecy ...

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Default judgment entered against employer for unpaid pension contributions (access required)

An employer who failed to make pension contributions or to respond to pension funds’ lawsuit was ordered to repay the funds with interest and pick up attorney and auditing fees. Background This action is brought under Sections 502 and 515 ...

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