Navigating protections for workers with addictions

Jonathan Mook, in an article written by Tammy Binford for HR Hero, offers tips to HR and employers on how to handle an employee’s addiction to prescription medication. When do the medications taken constitute a disability under the ADA? What should you do if you believe their addiction poses a safety threat to the organization? […]

How To Protect Against and Respond to Cyberattacks – Part 2

by Milton Whitfield and Jayna Genti DiMuroGinsberg PC Last month, we reported on the costs of data breaches and steps you can take to help prevent what has become a very common occurrence at businesses and organizations across the country. If a data breach occurs at your organization, you need to be aware of Virginia […]

How To Protect Against and Respond to Cyberattacks – Part 1

by Milton Whitfield and Jayna Genti The number of cyberattacks in Virginia since January of last year is roughly one attack every four seconds. According to a 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study of the Ponemon Institute, which conducts independent research on data protection, malicious or criminal attacks continue to be the primary cause of […]

Jonathan Mook co-presents “Website Accessibility”

“Website Accessibility: HR’s Strategic Guide to Meeting Digital Accessibility Standards Amid Increased Regulatory Oversight”, a Live Virtual Workshop: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Is your organization’s website fully accessible to disabled individuals? If it’s not, you could be subjected to costly legal scrutiny, as lawsuits challenging inaccessible websites proliferate and the Department of Justice is in […]

ADA Does Not Require Preference for Disabled in Filling Job Vacancy

By: Jonathan R. Mook To fulfill your obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), you need to attempt to accommodate a disabled employee in performing the essential functions of his or her current position. If that is not feasible, the ADA says that you then must consider transferring the disabled worker to a vacant […]

Why You Should Comment On EEOC Harassment Guidance

Shortly before the inauguration of President Trump, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published its proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment in the Workplace, which constitutes a substantial update of the Commission’s prior guidance issued more than 25 years ago.  The time for comments on the EEOC’s proposal recently was extended until March 21, […]

Avoiding Employment Problems In Outsourcing

Outsourcing has become common across many industries as one method for companies to reduce costs and gain greater efficiencies. The effects on employees in an organization, however, often are overlooked or not timely addressed. There are a number of communications and employee protections that you should embrace to facilitate a successful transition and to avoid […]

Court Nixes Fired Employees’ Defamation Suit

All of us have made intemperate remarks about others. If the intemperate language is directed to employees whom we supervise or manage, however, the words may become fodder for a defamation lawsuit. What can you do if you are on the receiving end of such a suit? How do you defend yourself?

Litigating in the “Rocket Docket”

So, you are about to litigate an important case in federal court in Virginia, home of the Rocket Docket. DiMuroGinsberg welcomes you to our home state with this caution: be prepared, be very prepared, because there are not any trial courts like those in the Eastern District of Virginia, where in civil cases the median […]

Andrea Moseley joins the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.

The Virginia Criminal Justice Conference seeks to improve criminal justice in Virginia by assembling selected legal professionals and stakeholders in the field of criminal law to study, discuss, gather information, and to propose legislation or rule changes to effect reform of criminal law and criminal procedure. “This is a group of about 20 defense attorneys, […]