Entries by Steven Long

Virginia Law Targets Worker Misclassification

By: Jayna Genti, DiMuroGinsberg P.C. Companies misclassifying their employees as independent continues to be a hot-button issue throughout the country, and Virginia is no exception. In the last year alone, legislation related to independent contractor misclassification was introduced at the federal level and in at least 20 states. New Jersey and California recently enacted employee […]

Virginia creates Office of Civil Rights to target discrimination

By: Billy B. Ruhling, II, DiMuroGinsberg P.C. Virginia Attorney General (AG) Mark Herring has launched a new Office of Civil Rights to help protect residents from discrimination. The move is seen as a response to the cultural awakening the nation experienced in 2020 after high-profile police shootings and the recognition that once-common offensive behavior toward […]

4th Circuit upholds shortened limitations period in arbitration agreement

By: M. Jarrad Wright and Jonathan R. Mook, DiMuroGinsberg P.C. Over the last several years, employers increasingly have been requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. The trend has been on the uptick because of concerns about the ever-increasing cost of litigation and the potential for runaway juries to award […]

Virginia Legislature to debate paid leave

By: Jayna Genti, DiMuroGinsberg P.C. When the 2021 Virginia General Assembly reconvenes, the session will inevitably be colored by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For starters, the House of Delegates plans to gavel in its regular session virtually, with the state Senate again planning to meet at the Virginia Science Museum to provide for greater social […]

Trump’s Executive Order put on hold

By: M. Jarrad Wright, DiMuroGinsberg P.C. Just before Christmas, outgoing President Donald Trump’s controversial Executive Order (EO) banning federal contractors and subcontractors from offering “workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating” hit a major roadblock. On December 22, 2020, California […]

Americans with Disabilities Act Recent Case Law Developments June, 2020

By: Jonathan R. Mook and Colete Fontenot DiMuroGinsberg, PC Title I – Employment Provisions Is Plaintiff Actually Disabled Under ADA? In order to have an actual disability cognizable under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual must be able to demonstrate that he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a […]

DGRead 21.01.01

International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Asks Jonathan Mook to Update Them on the ADA; Rocket Docket Update; Michele Kraftschik, Our Unsung Hero; DG/30 Milestone

DGRead 20.12.15

When a Title Causes Confusion; Rocket Docket Update; ADA: Recent Litigation Developments; DG/30 Milestones