Non-solicitation Provisions: Yes, they are enforceable in Virginia.

In a recent decision out of the Western District of Virginia, the enforceability of non-solicitation agreements was put to the test. Judge Glen E. Conrad upheld verbiage prohibiting a former Edward … [Read more...]

Covid-19 and Defamation: Defamation Per Se Presumed Damages

A false accusation can ripple throughout a person’s life. This includes false accusations which you may have initially thought of as nothing more than a nuisance. In today’s world this would include … [Read more...]

Virginia’s Eviction Moratorium: Court is still in session.

The Virginia Supreme Court has placed in effect an eviction moratorium until September 7th,2020.  This action was met with strong dissent even among the Virginia Supreme Court Justices and has created … [Read more...]

Virginia Small Business: Other Recent Changes to Virginia Employment Law

As a close out of our 2020 Small Business Week posts, it is important to know that Virginia law has shifted in three other important, but smaller facets: pay transparency, whistleblower protections, … [Read more...]

Virginia Small Business: Wage Violations

Small businesses must be vigilant with their accounting and payroll procedures, even more so now that a new law provides a new private right of action for unpaid wages, in addition to the previous … [Read more...]

Virginia Small Business: No Non-Compete for “Low-Wage” Earners

In continuation of Small Business Employment Law Week, the next topic of discussion is the change in stance on non-competes for “low-wage” earners, which now extends beyond just employees. Virginia … [Read more...]

Virginia Small Business: Virginia Values Act

Today for our 2020 Small Business Week, we will be discussing the Virginia Values Act. This spring, Governor Northam has signed the Virginia Values Act and makes Virginia the first state in the … [Read more...]

Small Business in Virginia: Misclassification of Employees

As a small business in Virginia, you need to be aware that Virginia has experienced a seismic shift to its employment law. Throughout the course of this week, we will be sharing updates of which small … [Read more...]

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop the Lawsuit Against You?

If you are in the midst of a lawsuit and experiencing financial hardship, filing for bankruptcy may seem like a quick fix that will prevent judgment against you. In some cases, that may be true, but … [Read more...]

Eviction Suspension Ends in Virginia on June 29th

Housing. It is one thing which we all require. During the COVID-19 stay at home orders and the quarantine Virginia had a moratorium on evictions. Unlawful detainer cases which were already filed were … [Read more...]