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District of Columbia Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2013

In July, the D.C. Council passed, as part of its 2014 budget, the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2013, which went into effect on October 1, 2013. This Act is pro employee. Under the Amendment, ...
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Disability Discrimination Settlement

A settlement recently reached between Toys "R" Us, Inc. and the EEOC is a reminder to "all employers that, absent an undue hardship, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires ...
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Baird Tree to Settle EEOC National Origin Wage Discrimination Lawsuit

The EEOC filed a lawsuit against a tree trimming company in Tennessee alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after the parties failed to reach a pre-litigation settlement. The ...
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Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) Benefits Are Now Available for Same-Sex Couples

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, is unconstitutional. Prior to this ...
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DOL Adds "Elaws" for Employer Recordkeeping, Reporting and Notice Obligations

Increasing its on-line advisory tools, the U.S. Department of Labor launched a new "elaws" tool to help employers comply with federal labor laws by determining the recordkeeping, reporting ...
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Religious Discrimination Exemption Bars Employee's Title VII Claims against Catholic Facility Based on Religious Attire

Adopting a broad interpretation of the word "employment" in Title VII's exemption for religious organizations, the Fourth Circuit nullified the employee's workplace harassment, ...
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COBRA Premium Assistance Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

In addition to provisions expanding unemployment compensation benefits and limiting executive pay, another key employment-law provision of the stimulus bill signed by President Obama provides a 65% ...
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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Very Costly FLSA Misclassifications

The Department of Labor (DOL) has obtained a $1.87 million settlement with temp agency 888 Consulting Group Inc. to recover overtime back pay for 973 employees who had been misclassified as ...
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Virginia Employment Law: Preventing Former Employees From Obtaining Future Employment (VA Code § 40.1-27)

As a courtesy to employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides links to the text of key Federal, Virginia, and District of Columbia labor and employment laws published on ...
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Virginia Employment Law: Job Referrals (§ 8.01-46.1.)

As a courtesy to employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides links to the text of key Federal, Virginia, and District of Columbia labor and employment laws published on ...
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Layoffs & Reductions-in-Force: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls & Perils

Unfortunately, in today's economy, plant closures and downsizings have become all too common. Treating employees with fairness and dignity are always necessary and good business practices. ...
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Virginia Wage Payment Law (VA Code § 40.1-28.6)

As a courtesy to employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides links to the text of key Federal, Virginia, and District of Columbia labor and employment laws published on ...
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D.C. Employment Law: District of Columbia Wage Payment and Wage Collection Law, D.C. Code §§ 32-1301 et seq.

As a courtesy to District of Columbia employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides summaries and links (where available) to key District of Columbia labor and employment ...
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Virginia Employment Law: Wage Garnishments (VA Code § 34-29)

As a courtesy to employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides links to the text of key Federal, Virginia, and District of Columbia labor and employment laws published on ...
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Virginia Employment Law: Employee Breach of Contract, Duty of Loyalty and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

I often represent clients on claims that an employer's business interests were harmed by the disloyal or otherwise unlawful conduct of a former employee. Typically, these employer lawsuits allege ...
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Virginia Employment Law: Protection of Employees on Workers' Compensation (VA Code § 40.1-27.1)

As a courtesy to employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides the text or links to the text of key Federal, Virginia, and District of Columbia labor and employment laws ...
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D.C. Employment Laws: District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA), D.C. Code Section 32-501 et. seq.

As a courtesy to employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides general information about key Federal, Virginia, and District of Columbia labor and employment laws published ...
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D.C. Employment Law: District of Columbia Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act ("ASSLA") Takes Effect Providing Employees With Paid Sick Leave

Effective November 13, 2008, the District of Columbia's paid sick leave law requires employers to provide employees with up to seven days (varies based on employer size) of paid sick leave for ...
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Employment Discrimination: FAQ's

In an ongoing series aimed at answering frequently asked employment-law questions, here are the basics of "Employment Discrimination." Question: What does employment discrimination mean? ...
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Employment Agreements: Waivers & Releases of Employment Discrimination Claims in Severance Agreements

Here, I provided FAQ's for employers and employees in Virginia and the District of Columbia concerning employment separation or severance agreements. As noted, a typical separation agreement will ...
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Employment Separation, Severance, and Release Agreements: FAQ's

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about employment Separation Agreements, Severance & Release Agreements: Question: Are employers in the District of Columbia or Virginia required ...
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Virginia Employment Law: Whistleblowers (VA Code § 40.1-51.2:1)

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Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Act (§§ 40.1-49.3 thru 51.3)

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Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA): 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et. seq.

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e, et seq., as amended

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