New Virginia Law Significantly Broadens Whistleblower Protection

By Stacey Rose Harris On July 1, 2020, never-before-seen protections for whistleblowers will take (took) effect in Virginia.  Prior to the enactment of Virginia’s new “Whistleblower Law,” workers had little recourse if their employer terminated them for reporting illegal or improper activity in their workplace.  Previously, their protection had been limited to a few narrow […]

DGRead 20.09.01

Michael Lieberman’s Thoughts and Suggestions on Working in the Rocket Docket; Rocket Docket Update; Virginia is First in the South; DG/30 Milestone

Virginia Poised to be First in the South to Enact LGBTQ Protections

By:  Jayna Genti While the Supreme Court is still considering whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees across the nation, the Virginia legislature has moved forward to provide legal protections under state law for this group of Virginians. By doing so, Virginia will become the […]

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What HR Can Do if an Employee Is Afraid to Return to Work Post COVID-19; Rocket Docket Update; Virginia Enacts Standards to Protect Workers from COVID-19 Exposure; DG/30 Milestone

Virginia Enacts Standards to Protect Workers from COVID-19 Exposure

By:  Jayna Genti Virginia is now the first state in the nation to enact mandatory workplace safety rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) for Infectious Disease Prevention took effect July 27, 2020.  The new standard covers most private employers in Virginia, as well as all state and local employees, […]

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DC Bar CLE: The ABCs of the ADA; Virginia Pregnancy Protections in the Workplace: What You Need to Know; Payroll Protection Plan Fraud Follow-Up; DG/30 Milestone

Payroll Protection Plan Fraud Follow-Up

By M. Jarrad Wright The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has begun to shift its response to the COVID-19 crisis away from price gauging cases to financial crimes – namely attempts to defraud the federal government’s various relief programs, including the Payroll Protection Plan (“PPP”) which was established as part of the larger Coronavirus Aid, […]

Virginia Pregnancy Protections in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

By: Zachary Deubler During its 2020 legislative session, the Virginia General Assembly passed a slew of measures providing your employees new and expended workplace protections, while also enhancing the mechanisms by which employees may seek to bring claims against their employers for violating the newly enacted laws. As we discussed at our June 2, 2020 […]

The ADA Turns 30: Zachary Deubler Has Questions: Jonathan Mook Has Answers

Description: On July 23 DiMuroGinsberg attorney, Zachary Deubler, and DiMuroGinsberg’s nationally recognized authority on the ADA, Jonathan Mook conducted an a webinar, interview style. The program was exciting as we traced the ADA from its beginnings to today, including significant new legal developments. The discussion was informative and listeners learned about the history and plans […]

DGRead 20.07.15

ADA—Recent Law Developments; Rocket Docket Update; Pearls of Wisdom from DiMuroGinsberg; Virginia Criminal Law Update; DG/30 Milestone