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EEOC Issues Rule Affecting How Employers Must Treat Pregnant Workers

2024年6月10日

Last year, 国会通过了怀孕工人公平法案(PWFA), which requires employers in the private sector with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for known limitations related to, 受, 或者是由于怀孕引起的, 分娩, 或者“相关的医疗状况”,” unless such accommodations will cause an undue hardship on the employer’s operations. While other laws prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy, the PWFA...

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Your Marriage May Be Over: How to Prepare for Meeting with a Divorce Attorney

2024年5月24日

我们都认识这样的人——邻居, friend, relative, or coworker - who feels like their marriage may be headed towards disaster … and undoubtedly some people reading this article are in this situation themselves. The feeling that your marriage may be heading toward divorce can be overwhelming, 可怕的, 非常令人沮丧, but being prepared and taking control of the situation can help alleviate those sensations. 本文旨在提供帮助...

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版权法、拼贴画和艺术家的权利

2024年5月8日

The Hampton Roads Region is home to a thriving and diverse population, including artists. 视觉艺术家使用无数的媒介, 包括油漆, clay, images, 以及大量相同的组合.A completed piece of artwork often goes beyond the ink on the canvas or the representation of the naked eye. Often, 这幅作品是数不清的工作的结晶, the interweaving of an artist’s skills and years of experience, and the...

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弗吉尼亚信息自由法案下的会议

2024年4月9日

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (“VFOIA”) If you work in local government within the Commonwealth, 你可能知道VFOIA. If not, it is prudent that you familiarize yourself with this legislation, as it instructs how public bodies should operate in various respects. VFOIA, originally enacted in 1968, seeks to promote governmental transparency. The General Assembly clearly expressed this sentiment, stating that VFOIA “ensures the people...

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Restrictive Covenants Prohibiting Short-Term Rentals Upheld by Virginia Court of Appeals

2024年3月7日

Short-term rentals such as those listed on sites like Air B&B and VRBO are becoming more and more common across the Commonwealth. 然而,短期租赁存在争议.  On one hand, they offer vacationers or business travelers an alternative to traditional hotels. They also provide an income source to homeowners who can rent out their homes (or portions of their homes) for short periods of time.  另一方面,许多短租...

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“Employee” and “Employer” – Critical Terms to Understand When Reviewing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

2023年12月14日

Understanding the meanings of “employee” and “employer” under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act (“the Act”) is crucial in determining whether the Act applies.  The Act only applies to businesses with three or more employees.  If the injured worker was working for a business with less than three employees regularly in service, 他/她的伤害不在该法的赔偿范围内, 他/她不能享受工伤补偿福利.  某些业务...

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Contractor Mistakes: Legal Options for Virginia Homeowners Seeking Remedies

2023年12月5日

When homeowners find themselves dealing with the aftermath of a contractor's subpar or incomplete work, 这可能是一次伤脑筋的经历, as the home is often the biggest and most significant asset that they will ever own. Be it the construction of a new home or the renovation of an older home, residential construction projects typically force homeowners to either heavily tax their bank accounts or encumber themselves with loans.因此,关于...

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Groff v. DeJoy: The Supreme Court Changes the Rules for How Employers Must Accommodate Religious Beliefs

2023年11月8日

In June 2023, the United States Supreme Court released an opinion in Groff v. DeJoy that affects all employers who are faced with accommodating their employees’ religious practices and beliefs.Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and applicants based on their religion. The law requires employers to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs and practices, 除非这样做...

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土地征用权与碳捕获技术

2023年10月27日

In the ongoing effort to address the threat of climate change, the federal government has set an ambitious goal of achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions by midcentury.  While there is a concerted effort to reduce emissions from each sector of the economy, it is widely acknowledged that the goal cannot be achieved by emission reductions alone.  Instead, some sort of “carbon capture” technology will need to be developed.碳捕获技术...

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名称,图像和相似:发生了什么?

2023年10月16日

你们可能还记得, roughly two years ago we witnessed an increase in the discussion surrounding “Name, Image, 和相似”(“零”)在大学体育. 催化剂来自具有里程碑意义的美国.S. 最高法院案件NCAA诉. Alston and the subsequent adjustments the NCAA made to its NIL and amateurism policies in response. Shortly thereafter, Virginia entered the discussions by passing its own NIL law for the Commonwealth. 详细讨论...

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