Entries by Steven Long

General Assembly Guts 2021 Overtime Wage Act

In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Virginia Overtime Wage Act which expanded the state’s overtime requirements beyond those set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. This change in law increased the statute of limitations for bringing a claim, an important change in the calculation requirements for overtime pay, and new penalties […]

General Assembly Punts on Commercial Pot Sales

Divided government has sunk the chances for a regulated market to sell marijuana in the Old Dominion, at least for now. Last year when the General Assembly and the Governor’s mansion was controlled by the Democrat Party, Virginia took the historic step of legalizing marijuana. While the legalization is permanent, the mechanisms setup by the […]

DGRead 22.03.15

General Assembly Punts on Commercial Pot Sales; Rocket Docket Update; General Assembly Guts 2021 Overtime Wage Act; Happy St. Patrick’s Day

DGRead 22.03.01

The ADA: Impact of COVID-19; The Virginia House vs. Senate on the Sale of Marijuana: February Update; Virginia’s New Battle Over Minimum Wage

DGRead 22.02.15

IMLA Webinar > The Americans with Disabilities Act Update: The Impact of COVID-19; ADA Claims on the Rise; COVID-19: Infection as a “Regarded As” Disability

TROUBLE AHEAD AND TROUBLE BEHIND

Because There Might be “TROUBLE AHEAD AND TROUBLE BEHIND” the ADA Does Not Protect a Railroad Engineer from Having to Turn Over His Medical Records after a Positive Drug Test On January 14, 2022 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Railroad engineer did not comply with the ADA when he did not […]

How Could a Politically Divided Government Affect the Regulation of the Sale of Marijuana in Virginia?

By M. Jarrad Wright Last year, the Commonwealth of Virginia became the first state in the deep south to legalize marijuana. While legalization was relatively easy, regulating the manufacture and sale of marijuana is proving to be more difficult. The legalization law contained various plans for government agencies, tax schemes, and permitting that is to […]

Americans with Disabilities Act: November, 2021 Litigation Update

Title I – Employee Rights and Employer Obligations “Regarded As” Disabled In EEOC v. Place, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals emphasized that under the “regarded as” prong of the definition of disability, an employer need not regard an employee as having an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. All that is required […]

DGRead 21.12.15

A Teaspoon of Medicine Helps the Medicine Go Down; Rocket Docket Update; Jury Slams Walmart for $125 Million; Nina Ginsberg Wins Another Lawyer of the Year Award; Happy Holidays

DGRead 21.12.01

COVID-19 and Navigating the New Normal Workplace; Wither OSHA’s Vaccination/Testing Mandate?; Does the ADA Apply to Cyberspace?; As Virginia Turns Red, Changes Are in Store; Thankful