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Business Law - Maternity Leave and Avoiding Discrimination Claims

April 18, 2018

You have a highly valued employee who has recently become pregnant and has asked about the company policy on paid maternity leave. Should you offer her paid maternity leave? If you choose to offer paid leave for new parents, how do you do so while...

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What Is the Difference Between Business Succession Planning and Exit Planning?

April 13, 2018

The difference between business ‘succession planning’ and ‘exit planning’ is huge! The former is a means to an end and the latter is charting a course to an end. Exit planning is not done in isolation by your attorney, CPA or financial advisor....

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Business Contracts - Indemnification Clauses

March 27, 2018

Do the words in the general terms of a business contract really have any practical impact? The answer is definitely yes! Once the parties enter into a business relationship, whether it is for construction, leasing or the sale of items and have...

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Can I Sue A Contractor For Fraud?

March 06, 2018

In construction disputes, it is not uncommon that one of the parties wants to sue for fraud. A fraud claim has significant advantages over a contract claim in that there is a longer statute of limitations to bring the claim and the damages that can...

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The 'Driving While Revoked - DUI Related' Hat Trick of Charges: Are You a Victim?

March 02, 2018

Driving with a revoked license after a DUI conviction can quickly take a toll on your freedom. What’s worse is that police and prosecutors routinely charge individuals with THREE counts of ‘Driving While Revoked - DUI Related’ for a single act of...

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What Is Mediation? What Can I Expect From It?

February 13, 2018

There are four primary methods for resolving disputes in the American legal system: (1) trial by judge; (2) trial by jury; (3) arbitration; and (4) mediation. Of these, mediation is probably the least understood.

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Employment Relations – Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environments

February 02, 2018

You run a business and receive a report from an employee of sexual harassment/hostile work environment, how do you respond? First, while many areas of the law are very complex and it is easy to get punished for doing the right thing, this area is...

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3 Questions That Will Help Business Owners Learn: Is My Business an Asset, or is it My Employer?

January 30, 2018

WRG attorney David Bastiaans has worked with business owners for the past 19 plus years. Some of the owners he works with are very happy and satisfied with their business while others find it a constant grind and struggle. This article looks into...

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The Conservation Fund Defaults & The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Takes Action

January 25, 2018

In an unprecedented move among nationally recognized tax-exempt organization, The Conservation Fund (“TCF”) has defaulted on its obligation to provide compensatory mitigation for the destruction of wetlands in Alaska. In this blog post WRG attorney...

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Preserving Evidence In Construction Cases

January 22, 2018

Whenever an owner notices a problem with a building, one issue that may arise is how to properly preserve evidence for use at trial. Fortunately, the Virginia Supreme Court has recently issued an opinion which makes life a little bit easier for...

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