Join Jonathan Mook in Vegas for the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium

From November 4 to 6, Jonathan Mook, along with other top employment and labor specialists, will offer practical guidance for overcoming the latest management and human resource challenges in the workplace. At the AEIS conference you can tailor your experience to address specific areas of interest and concern. With multiple session tracks the presenters will address the latest HR, performance management, and employment law compliance obligations.

Jonathan will present 2 sessions regarding compliance with the ADA and FMLA.
Below is an introduction video of Jonathan’s presentations.

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce names DiMuroGinsberg Medium Business of the Year.

Several Alexandria Businesses and the Business Leader of the Year were honored at a sold out event held at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial on October 22nd. The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards recognizes excellence in businesses and awards those who contribute to a vibrant and thriving Alexandria business community. More about the awards and a list of all winners can be found here – download press release.

Looking to Hire Former Service Members?

Veterans offer advice, encouragement and many benefits to employers.

Bill Ruhling, a former JAG attorney, says that leaders at all levels in the military learn to follow first and then to lead. “In this way, they learn to fit into the best aspects of an organization’s culture and work within that framework to accomplish the task effectively and efficiently.”

As many veterans enter the civilian workforce, employers often actively recruit those applicants with military experience because of the skills that they have developed as service members.  In this regard, employers need to be aware of the legal requirements related to employing or re-employing veterans.   An article addressing these issues, in which DiMuroGinsberg attorney Bill Ruhling is quoted, appears in the October 18, 2015 issue of HR Hero, published by Business & Legal Resources.  For the full article click here.

Designing a Cool Office? Don’t Forget Legal Concerns

Designing office environments to encourage innovation and collaboration among your employees has become the latest trend.

New designs for office spaces may range from bunk-bed type nooks for privacy to breakout spaces for group debate – all geared toward boosting productivity.  Yet, in designing the perfect office space to impress clients and be a fun place to work there are a number of legal issues you need to take into consideration, according to comments by DiMuroGinsberg partner, Jonathan R. Mook, in an article entitled, “Moving Toward the Latest Trend in Office Design? Don’t Forget Legal Concerns.”   The article, which appears in the October 9, 2015 edition of HR Hero Line can be found here.  http://bit.ly/1L3xtAR

ADA Accommodation Litigation

Join Jonathan Mook on November 18 for the live webinar “ADA Accommodation Litigation: Employee Requests for Telecommuting, Reassignment, Predictable Shifts and More

The EEOC recently announced its intention to strengthen enforcement of the ADA. Coupled with a greatly expanded scope of disability resulting from the ADA Amendments Act, employers face an increase in employee requests for disability-based accommodations.

Employers’ denials of requests for accommodations—such as telecommuting arrangements, predictable work shifts and reassignment—have resulted in litigation and EEOC enforcement action, and courts are increasingly ruling in favor of employees.

Jonathan joins a panel of leading employment authorities who will provide employment counsel with a review of recent court rulings arising from employers’ denial of requests for accommodation under the ADA. The panel will discuss decisions covering telecommuting, predictable work shifts, reassignments and other accommodations, and outline ways employers can minimize and defend against claims after requests for accommodation are denied.

Contact Jonathan at jmook@dimuro.com or 703-684-4333 for discounted registration.

Disabled or Not? How to Evaluate if an Employee is Qualified under the ADA

Now that the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) is in effect, it is much easier for an individual to demonstrate that his or her medical condition rises to the level of a covered disability. The question now will be: Is the person qualified? Jonathan Mook answers your questions in brief here.

Join Mr. Mook at the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium in Las Vegas in November to get these and all your questions answered. Register for the conference here.

Michael Lieberman named one of the Virginia’s Leaders in the Law Class of 2015

DiMuroGinsberg proudly announces that founding partner, Michael S. Lieberman is included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Class of 2015 Leaders in the Law. Michael is highly respected for being a tireless advocate for those he represents. He takes on cases that most attorneys would shy away from. In recent times his work has focused on excessive force claims against local law enforcement, including his recent representation of the family of John Geer who was shot and killed by Fairfax County Police in August 2013.

Congratulations, Michael, we are so proud of your accomplishments!

For a full list of the Leaders in the Law honorees, click here.

Cornerstone Awards honors Ben DiMuro with the SmartCEO Award for Alexandria

The Washington SmartCEO awards honors businesses in the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC who are economic and philanthropic drivers in their business communities.

“DiMuroGinsberg plans to be instrumental in the continued economic growth of Alexandria, says Ben DiMuro. The addition of JOBS Act, property and patent-specialty lawyers will allow DiMuroGinsberg to contribute more to the Old Town business economy, offer more employment opportunities in Alexandria and increase leadership by the firm’s attorneys in the community.

You can see all the winners and finalists here.

5 DiMuroGinsberg lawyers selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers© 2016

DiMuro Ginsberg is pleased to announce that Ben DiMuro, Nina Ginsberg, Harvey Cohen, Tom Hicks and Jonathan Mook have been listed in the 22nd edition of Best Lawyers of America in their respective fields of practice that include Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law and Criminal Defense.
To read press release click here.

Nina Ginsberg Installed as Secretary of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

In her decades of NACDL membership, Ginsberg has chaired and co-chaired the Amicus, Asset Forfeiture and International Law Committees. She previously served on the Board of Directors in 2012, and she also served two prior terms on the Board between 1998 and 2005. She has served on several Nominating Committees and executive director screening task forces, as well as receiving three presidential commendations. She has also served on the National Security, International Law, Sex Offender Policy, and Death Penalty Advisory Committees. This past year she served as NACDL’s Parliamentarian.

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