Virginia Employees Receive the Right to Obtain Copies of Personnel Records Upon Written Demand

October 17, 2019
Virginia employers have never been required to provide employees with access to personnel files absent the issuance of legal process.  That changed as of July 1, 2019 when an amendment to the evidence section of the Virginia Code granted all employees (current and former) the right to obtain copies of records in whatever format maintained that “reflect” the employee’s dates of employment, position held, wages earned, job description and title, and any injuries the employee sustained during the course of his/her employment with the employer.  VA. Code Ann. §8.01-413.1(B).

Caselaw Alert

October 16, 2019

We have prepared this notice to sensitize you to a recent decision by the Virginia Supreme Court that reduces the level of enforceability of certain provisions that are found in association design standards and rules and regulations adopted by Boards of Directors.  Specifically, in a case called Sainani v. Belmont Glen Homeowners Association, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled against an association that was attempting to enforce the association’s seasonal holiday decoration standards. 

Protecting Your Interests In Leasing Commercial Space

September 24, 2019
Among the most critical decisions an organization can make are the selection of an appropriate location, and the acquisition of space.  Frequently, an organization will elect to lease space, rather than purchase commercial property outright.  The focus of this article is the leasing process, once the location has been selected and the decision has been made to lease rather than purchase the premises.
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PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION AND CONDOMINIUM ACT RENUMBERING EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2019

September 19, 2019

The Virginia Legislature approved the renumbering of several sections of the Virginia Code, including the Property Owners’ Association Act, the Condominium Act, and the Common Interest Community Management Act.
Starting October 1, 2019, the numbers of the code sections will officially change. You will notice updated references in liens and lawsuits being sent to you for signature.

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