Entries by Steven Long

DiMuroGinsberg Persuades Virginia Supreme Court to Reverse and Dismiss Almost $1Million Commercial Transaction Judgment

GRAYSON et al v WESTWOOD BUILDINGS L.P., Virginia Supreme Court, June 24, 2021 By: Michael Lieberman In late June, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a blockbuster decision reversing a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge’s award of almost $1 million against two tenants of an office building and five other individuals for purported fraudulent conveyance, voluntary […]

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Medical Examinations for ADA Employees; Virginia’s New Overtime Law Has Real Teeth; Does COVID-19 Qualify Under the ADA? If so, When?; DG/30 Milestone

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Taking Advantage of ARPA/FFCRA Tax Credits: What HR Should Know; Dealing with COVID-19 Related Leave Requests and the New 100% COBRA Entitlement; Virginians Will Be Lighting Their Joints on July 1; DG/30 Milestone

Virginia’s New Overtime Law Has Real Teeth

By: Jonathan R. Mook Virginia’s wave of employee friendly legislation continues.  Last year, the General Assembly greatly expanded the scope of the Commonwealth’s employment discrimination laws and began the process of hiking Virginia’s minimum wage toward a $15 per hour target.  This year, the General Assembly turned its attention to overtime protections for Virginia’s workers […]

Virginians Will Be Lighting Their Joints on July 1

By M. Jarrard Wright, DiMuroGinsberg P.C. Starting July 1, Virginia will be the first state in the southern United States to allow the use of recreational marijuana. That’s because on April 21, at the close of this year’s General Assembly session, Governor Ralph Northam signed a historic marijuana legalization bill allowing adults to possess small […]

Tenth Circuit Joins Other Courts on Failure to Accommodate Claims

By: Jonathan R. Mook One of the defining features of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is the obligation of an employer to take affirmative steps to provide “reasonable accommodation” to individuals with disabilities in order to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. In this regard, the ADA defines discrimination as […]

DiMuroGinsberg Partner Presents Webinar on Emerging ADA/COVID-19 Issues

The “ADA at Thirty: 2020 Recap and What to Expect in 2021” was the subject of a webinar presented by DiMuroGinsberg partner, Jonathan Mook, to the members of the International Municipal Lawyers Association on January 5, 2021.  Jonathan’s presentation gave an overview of significant ADA developments that occurred in the past year, particularly as they […]

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Ben DiMuro is Back with the Ethics Update for Virginia Lawyers; The ERA: RIP?; Employers Need to Brace Themselves for Wave of ADA Cases; DG/30 Milestone

THE ERA: RIP?

By: Jonathan Mook and Colete Fontenot In 2020, the Virginia General Assembly ratified The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), becoming not only the 38th state to endorse the Amendment, but also the final state to satisfy the required two-thirds majority needed to amend the U.S. Constitution.  Although equal rights activists celebrated Virginia’s passage of the ERA, […]

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How to Comply with Employee Covid-19 Leave Obligations; Fairfax County Civil Jury Trial Procedures: Fourth Circuit Upholds Shortened Limitations Period in Arbitration Agreement; DG/30 Milestone