Employment Blog

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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What Can Workers Expect Under a Biden Administration?
In the News

Considering the trajectory of current polling, former Vice President Joe Biden appears to be the current favorite to become the next president of the United States. A deciding factor for some workers may come down to the question of whose...

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What Can Workers Anticipate During a Second Term Under Trump?
In the News

While poll numbers are not looking particularly good for the president, there remains a serious possibility that Donald Trump may win a second term. Workers may be concerned about what a second term for Trump would mean for their rights....

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How the New Virginia Laws Impact Employees
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Whistleblower

Over the past few months, despite the overwhelming pressure placed on lawmakers and laypeople alike by the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia has made major strides against discrimination in the workplace. As of July 1, 2020, the Virginia Values Act has gone...

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LGBTQ Discrimination in Employment: A 2020 Overview
In the News, Sex Discrimination

  With the historic Bostock v. Clayton County ruling by the Supreme Court resulting in the inclusion of sexual and gender identity to the definition of Title VII’s sex discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, members of...

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How Virginia’s New Non-Compete And Wage Laws Help Employees
In the News

  Virginia’s legislature recently enacted a series of laws that take a few modest steps in helping Virginia employees fight back against employers who take advantage of them. Specifically, they raise the minimum wage, allow employees to discuss their wages...

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NY Woman Fired for Racist Off-Duty Behavior in Central Park: Business and Legal Considerations
In the News, Race Discrimination

  By now you’ve probably heard about Amy Cooper who had a confrontation with Christian Cooper (no relation) in Central Park. In case you haven’t, Ms. Cooper (who is white) called the police on Mr. Cooper (who is black) after...

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Reopening Washington D.C and Virginia
In the News

  All 50 states have begun to ease the pandemic restrictions set up in response to COVID-19, but as many of these states had reopened, a number of the “hotspot” regions remained on lockdown. On Friday, May 29, the Stay...

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Judge Ruling Causes Setback to Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer
Equal Pay, In the News

  Despite earning their fourth World Cup title last summer, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) faced a significant loss off the field this month. The WNT claimed that they were paid less than the U.S. men’s national soccer...

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The Potential Effects of Bill O’Reilly’s Firing on Working Women
In the News, Sexual Harassment

A little over a year ago, Fox News lost two of its top leaders, host Bill O’Reilly and founder Roger Ailes. Both men were fired over sexual harassment accusations. This was a great victory for women working at Fox News,...

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