Employment Blog

Bringing Up Mental Health Concerns to Your Boss: What You Should Know
Medical Discrimination

In a perfect world, whenever someone struggles with a mental health concern, they should feel free to get help and be able to share any struggles without fear of any negative reaction. But life’s imperfect, which means the workplace is...

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FLSA Rights That Remote Employees Need to Be Aware Of
Advice

As a result of trying to keep the workplace as safe as possible, remote work has taken off in recent months. For some employers, they merely expanded their telecommuting program. For others, employers are offering their employees the ability to...

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Employment Rights of Washington, D.C. Child Caregivers and Nannies
Advice

Sometimes, Washington, D.C. parents need help taking care of their kids. So they decide to hire a child caregiver to enter their home and provide childcare services. What these parents and caregivers might not know is that in some of...

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Joking vs. Harassment in the Workplace: Where’s the Line?
Advice

Humor provides a way for coworkers to bond with each other and cope with the stresses of work, but coworkers and managers need to be cautious when cracking jokes on the job. There’s a thin line between humor and harassment...

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What is a Statute of Limitations?
Advice

Many are surprised to learn that their legal claims do not necessarily last forever. It can be disheartening for someone who was fired years ago to be turned away by a law firm, but this can and does happen, even...

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The Legality of DNA Testing in the Workplace
Medical Discrimination

The Human Genome Project was a collaborative venture to map the entirety of human DNA. It finished in 2003, and in the 17 years since, we’ve luckily avoided falling into a society that uses genetic information to discriminate against its...

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Does It Matter If Your Severance Agreement Is Covered By ERISA?
Severance Agreement

Severance agreements are common in the employment arena, especially in the Virginia corporate world and the rest of the country. There are a variety of reasons why an employer may offer a severance agreement to an employee that is leaving,...

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What Happens If You Fail An Employer’s Drug Test Because of CBD?
Advice

The last few years have brought about significant changes in how both the law and society perceive the consumption of cannabis. This had led to a lot of confusion about what’s legal, especially with cannabidiol (CBD). One topic in particular...

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Virtual Sexual Harassment: Same Workplace Problem, Different Context
Sexual Harassment

Every day, countless people are victimized by acts of sexual harassment. One of the most common places where this can be seen is the workplace. It is depressingly common for workers, especially women, to have a boss, coworker or client...

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Virginia Is First To Have Coronavirus Workplace Safety Standards
In the News

Arriving at the tail end of the summer months, the coronavirus threat is the worst that it’s ever been for the U.S. And to think, we thought this country had it bad back in March and April. Given the turmoil...

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