June 2020 E-Newsletter – Virginia Legislative Update

June 15, 2020

During its 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly approved a number of bills that create changes to the Property Owners’ Association Act (“POAA”), the Condominium Act and the Code of Virginia.  The legislation addressed in this newsletter will take effect on July 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted below.  

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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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