Virginia is one of a few states that follow the rule of pure contributory negligence in personal injury cases. A plaintiff cannot recover damages if he or she shares in Read More
Being involved in an auto accident can be distressing and overwhelming. Even if the accident was not your fault, it is still very important to notify your own insurance and Read More
WHO PAYS FOR MY MEDICAL BILLS AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT? When you sustain injuries due to someone else's negligence, you may pursue a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your Read More
If you’re hurt in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages from the person at fault. These damages typically include compensation for medical bills, missed earnings Read More
If you're involved in a car accident, it's important to take certain steps to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights. Read More
If you were attacked by someone’s dog, you might be able to receive compensation from the owner’s insurance company. Read More
The new law, passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by Governor Northam in July 2020, took effect on January 1, 2021, allows Virginia residents who are not able Read More
Statute of limitation is a law that establishes a strictly enforced time limit on your right to file a suit. It varies depending on the type of legal claim and Read More
My favorite opinion by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Pa. State Police v. Suders, 542 U.S. 129, 124 S. Ct. 2342 (2004)--perhaps because it is the one that has Read More
On August 3, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it will begin issuing "charge closure documents." This action rescinds the EEOC's prior decision to Read More
On July 27, 2020, the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health section of the Department of Labor and Industry Safety published new workplace safety rules designed to protect employees from COVID-19. Read More
Many employers maintain “zero-tolerance” drug policies, prohibiting employees from working under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs. On May 21, 2020, Governor Northam signed legislation that, starting July 1st, Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic catapulted many employees into working from home (sometimes called "telework"). Employers and employees alike need to understand that the overtime laws apply to telework, just as much Read More
Effective April 1, 2020, there are two new federal employment laws that can immediately impact employers and many employees — the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Read More
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