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.......READ MORE
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......READ MORE
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......READ MORE
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......READ MORE
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......READ MORE
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......READ MORE
CWM Donates to ForKids
Steve Stancliff Elected as Officer of SEALISteve 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.
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......READ MORE
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.......READ MORE
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.......READ MORE