Virginia Employer Law
Look out—possibly more hostile work environment claims ahead
Posted on May 15, 2015READ MORE
Can the EEOC come after your company without at least trying to resolve the matter?
Posted on May 8, 2015READ MORE
Instagram intel—can an employer use it?
Posted on May 1, 2015READ MORE
Can an employee make a wrongful discharge claim on the grounds that she was forced to quit?
Posted on April 24, 2015
Posted in Sexual HarassmentPerhaps so-in a recent decision from the federal court in the Western District of Virginia, the court, anticipating how the Supreme Court of Virginia would rule on this issue, found that a plaintiff may be able to state a claim of wrongful discharge against his or her employer even where he or she resigned if […] READ MORE
Can an employer ask an applicant or employee for a Facebook password?
Posted on April 17, 2015
Posted in OtherNo—not if the employer is in Virginia. Virginia has joined other states in taking action to protect the personal online accounts of applicants and employees. On March 23, 2015, Governor McAuliffe signed H.B. 2081 into law and the law takes effect on July 1, 2015. READ MORE
What if an employer fails to abide by its own disciplinary process—what’s the harm?
Posted on April 10, 2015READ MORE
New guidance from DOL regarding workplace violence
Posted on April 3, 2015
Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)Based on a continuing problem of violence in the workplace, the DOL has issued updated guidance related to this important topic. According to the press release announcing the issuance of the new guidelines, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 23,000 significant injuries in 2013 occurred due to assaults in the workplace—and 70% […] READ MORE
Supreme Court ruling strengthens protections under PDA
Posted on March 27, 2015READ MORE
What if an employee with bipolar disorder is aggressive and disruptive? Does the ADA prevent an employer from firing that employee?
Posted on March 20, 2015
Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Potentially not, depending on the circumstances, according to a recent case from Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Walz v. Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Case No. 14-2495 (March 9, 2015). In this case, the plaintiff Marissa Walz worked for Ameriprise in a job which required good people and communication skills, along with the ability to work well […] READ MORE
Supreme Court Agrees with DOL Regarding Interpretation of FLSA Regulations
Posted on March 13, 2015
Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)As all employers are aware, the application of white collar exemptions under the FLSA can be particularly tricky. The DOL issues interpretive rules relating to the FLSA regulations, which provide guidance to employers in applying these exemptions. In a recent decision, the United States Supreme Court tackled the question of what the DOL has to […] READ MORE