Entries by Steven Long

Understanding The Gender Dysphoria Legal Battleground

By: Anne Cullen Law360 (July 12, 2021, 6:49 PM EDT) — Despite some major carveouts in the Americans with Disabilities Act surrounding transgender individuals, federal district courts are increasingly endorsing the claim that gender dysphoria merits protections under the federal anti-discrimination law. Medical research makes clear that the condition can be severely disabling, as the […]

DGRead 21.09.01

Preventing the Spread; Rocket Docket Update; Nina Ginsberg – Lawyer of the Year; COVID-19 Virus Long-Haulers Almost Certain to Find Protection from the ADA; DG/30 Milestone

ADA Protections All But Certain For Virus Long- Haulers

By: Jonathan R. Mook As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the U.S., especially with the prevalence of the delta variant, an increasing number of individuals still are suffering the long-term health effects of the virus even though they may have initially been infected months ago.[1] According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Reassigning Disabled Employee to Another Job May Violate the ADA

By: Jonathan R. Mook If a disabled employee cannot be reasonably accommodated in his or her current job, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires an employer to consider reassigning the employee to a vacant position that the employee is qualified to perform. Importantly, however, reassignment is not a preferred accommodation under the statute. As […]

DGRead 21.08.15

Reassigning Disabled Employee to Another Job May Violate the ADA; Rocket Docket Update; What If a Job Applicant Discloses a Disability?; DG/30 Milestone

DGRead 21.08.01

DiMuroGinsberg Persuades Virginia Supreme Court to Reverse ad Dismiss Almost $1Milliion Commercial Transaction Judgement; Rocket Docket Update; Are You Violating the ADA by Reassigning a Disabled Employee to a Vacant Position?; DG/30 Milestone

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 […]

DGRead 21.07.15

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

DGRead 21.07.01

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 […]