Tag Archives: Employment

Employee terminated for misconduct, not whistleblowing (access required)

A Dominion Energy maintenance supervisor terminated after violating safety procedures and falsely recording his working time failed to show his termination was because of his alleged whistleblowing. Background In 2002, Walter Madison began working at Dominion’s North Anna Power Station. ...

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Company can’t escape FLSA claim using highly-compensated exemption (access required)

A company’s bid to avoid overtime liability by claiming an event sales manager was a highly compensated employee failed because her job functions, which included seeking new customers, responding to questions from operations team and serving as the primary point ...

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Employment law to see major changes July 1 (access required)


Virginia employment lawyers are bracing for sweeping changes to their practice beginning July 1 as a wave of worker protection legislation takes effect. Lawyers for employees sound gleeful as they describe extensive changes that benefit workers in disputes with management. ...

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How to talk to your employer if you’re nervous about going back to work


Most of Virginia entered Phase 2 of the governor’s plan to reopen the commonwealth on June 5. Though many essential workers have already been upholding grocery stores, banks and hospitals, a whole slew of Virginia’s workforce is getting ready to ...

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Salesperson’s unpaid commission claims reinstated (access required)

Where a salesperson alleged IBM defrauded him by “capping” his sales commissions despite allegedly representing they would not be capped, his claims for fraud, unjust enrichment or quantum meruit were not foreclosed by disclaimer language in which IBM reserved its ...

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PTO did not discriminate or retaliate against ex-employee (access required)

The Merit Systems Protection Board, or MSPB, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission did not err in upholding the dismissal of plaintiff from the Patent and Trademark Office. The plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies or did not engage ...

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