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Virginia Pregnancy Accommodation Law

July 17, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, Virginia employers with five or more employees must provide reasonable accommodation to employees and applicants due to such person’s pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition (including lactation), unless the employer can demonstrate that such accommodation would impose undue hardship on the employer.  Similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the law requires that an employer engage in an interactive process with the employee/applicant to determine if a reasonable accommodation i

Substantial Changes to Virginia Employment Law on July 1, 2020

June 12, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, the Virginia employment law will drastically change to the benefit of those employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Heretofore, Virginia’s laws could be counted on to favor employers.  Employees had little protection in the state anti-discrimination law, wage and hour laws, and, though increasing protections through case law existed in employee favor in the restrictive covenant arena, Virginia had no laws that regulated non-competes.  The Virginia General Assembly with Governor Northam approval enacted legislation in these three areas which will

Client Alert – Paycheck Protection Program Audits

May 13, 2020
One of the signature provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, was the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), which was designed to incentivize small businesses to keep employees on their payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic when businesses might otherwise be forced to furlough or lay off employees.  Subsequent developments from the Small Business Administration and the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, have put businesses on alert that that may, or perhaps even will, be audited to verify that they met all of the qualifications for the PPP.
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