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Posted on January 17, 2018

EEOC Goes After Another Employer For Failing to Extend Leave

The Situation: An employee who has been out on leave asks for a several extra weeks of leave—putting her over the twelve weeks to which she is entitled under the FMLA.......

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Posted on January 10, 2018

Do You Need to Pay Your Interns?

The Situation: Your company allows students to work during the summers as interns.  Do they have to be paid? the ruling The Department of Labor (DOL) has just announced that it will use......

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Posted on January 3, 2018

Harassment Claim Following a Consensual Sexual Relationship?

The Situation: An employee engages in a consensual sexual relationship with her boss.  After she breaks it off with him, he begins treating her differently.  She is subsequently put on......

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Posted on December 20, 2017

Nursing Mother Fired After Dispute About Where She Could Pump—Discrimination?

The Situation: An employer decides to implement a new policy permitting lactating mothers to express breastmilk only in certain designated lactation rooms. An employee who has been pumping in her office......

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Posted on December 14, 2017

Howard Martin Honored for 50 Years of Service

At the 79th annual meeting of the Virginia State Bar, Howard Martin was recognized for fifty years of service to the Bar. His service included nine years on the Bar......

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Posted on December 13, 2017

Employee Fails to Report Sexual Harassment For Fear of Retaliation-Can She Make a Claim Under Title VII?

The Situation: Courts have found that employers have a valid defense to a sexual harassment claim if they can show that they have a procedure in place for reporting this type......

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Posted on December 7, 2017

CWM Donates to ForKids

Every year during the holiday season, the attorneys and staff get together to support a local charity. This year we gathered for our annual tree trimming and collected gifts for ForKids to help make Christmas brighter for homeless children in our community.

Posted on December 7, 2017

Steve Stancliff Elected as Officer of SEALI

Steve Stancliff, chair of the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime practice group, has been elected to serve as an officer of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI). He most recently served as Editor-in-Chief of the organization's Editorial Committee and previously chaired its Long Range Planning Committee. Steve is also active in the Maritime Law Association of the United States, serving as Secretary for the Committee on Regulation of Vessel Operations, Safety, Security and Navigation.

Posted on December 7, 2017

Ryan Snow Is the New Chairman of the Board of Norfolk Botanical Garden

  CWM's Managing Partner Ryan Snow has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Norfolk Botanical Garden is a nationally accredited garden with over 11,000......

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Posted on December 7, 2017

Dan Bever Joins the Firm

We are pleased to announce that Daniel A. Bever has joined CWM as an associate attorney. His practice will focus on Commercial Real Estate, Project Finance, and Public Sector law.......

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Posted on December 6, 2017

But It Was For Her Own Good—Is This a Defense to a Discrimination Claim?

The Situation: An employer finds out that a pregnant employee is considered high risk and so takes her off the schedule based on some concerns about her safety in the workplace.......

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Posted on November 30, 2017

ASSURE UAS Airborne Collision Severity Evaluation Final Report

A3 Airbone Collision Presentation An FAA press conference presentation explaining why it is necessary to determine the potential severity of sUAS mid-air collisions with aircraft in order to define an Equivalent Level of Safety to manned aviation. Published by
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