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...]

Modification or Termination of Spousal Support in Virginia

Courts in Virginia have the authority to award spousal support—commonly referred to as alimony—upon divorce. After that award of support, the Court may modify the support obligation in several … [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...]

Child Custody and Visitation in Virginia: Best Interests of a Child and Factor 4

We mentioned in our prior post about the best interests of the child test and the list of ten factors that a Court must consider in determining who to award custody and visitation of a child. As we … [Read more...]

Creditors’ Rights, Chapter 11 & Claims “Covered” By Liability Insurance

When a company files a Chapter 11 petition, what are your rights as a creditor as it pertains to your ability to collect under a liability insurance policy held by the debtor? Patricia Bronte notes … [Read more...]