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Workers’ comp act preempts claims arising from assault (access required)

An employee’s claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and negligent hiring and retention arising out of injuries allegedly suffered when he was assaulted by a co-worker, were precluded by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act ...

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Fire battalion chiefs not entitled to overtime (access required)

Where fire battalion chiefs argued they were covered by a “first responder regulation,” which required they be paid overtime, because their primary duty was management and not front line firefighting, the first responder regulation was inapplicable. A review of their ...

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FLSA exemption incorrectly applied in restaurant wage dispute (access required)

Where restaurant employees claimed that tips and automatic gratuities could not be considered in determining whether their employer met its obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, it was error to apply a statutory exemption—29 U.S.C. § 207(i)—to ...

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Reinstatement didn’t exceed arbitrator’s jurisdiction (access required)

An arbitrator did not exceed his jurisdiction in reversing United Airlines’ decision to terminate a pilot accused of retaliation. The arbitrator acknowledged the retaliation standard from United’s policy and the definition applied by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and sufficiently ...

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Remote depositions of plaintiffs in Mexico allowed  (access required)

Although the defendant argued the claims of plaintiffs who are unable to travel to Richmond from Mexico for depositions because of COVID restrictions should be severed, this request was denied. Instead, the defendants can take their depositions via remote means. ...

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