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Construction Defect Claims in Virginia

November 12, 2020

When an owner wants to make a construction defect claim in Virginia, there are three factors that need to be considered: liability, damages and source of recovery. Whether an owner is contracting to have minor repair work done on their home, or is...

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Employee Payroll Tax Withholdings - Deferral

September 09, 2020

In response to the COVID crisis, a number of proposals have been suggested to assist the economy. In particular, President Trump suggested that the employee’s share of the payroll tax be eliminated during the negotiations concerning the extension...

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Important Changes In Virginia Employment Law

June 15, 2020

There are a number of very significant changes to Virginia employment laws that go into effect July 1, 2020. This article is an executive summary of those changes. They will dramatically impact the landscape in Virginia.

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Expanded FMLA: Limitations, Exemptions & Documentation

April 06, 2020

This is to supplement the article written March 25, 2020 regarding COVID – 19. Regulations have been issued that narrow the expansion of the FMLA. While this is a constantly evolving scenario, new information has been provided regarding...

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COVID-19 For Business Owners: Executive Summary

March 25, 2020

As of April 2nd, most employers must provide paid sick leave of up to 80 hours for COVID–19 related leave. The maximum amount required is the lesser of a staff member’s regular pay or $511 a day under the following circumstances: If the employee...

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2020 Changes to the Salary Level Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

November 22, 2019

This article by Barry Dorans provides an overview of the changes proposed to go into effect on January 1, 2020 under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) concerning overtime and the minimum salary.

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What Is A Closing and Why Do We Have Closings?

September 04, 2018

When you purchase a business, commercial property or even a home, the last step is called a closing. Occasionally, I am asked why there is such a thing as a closing. When you buy something that is mass produced, for example a cell phone, it is...

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Construction Law - Defects In Concrete

July 10, 2018

You've hired a contractor to pour concrete either as a project, or as a part of a larger overall project. In some cases the poured concrete begins to develop cracks. Do these cracks constitute a defect for which the contractor should be liable? The...

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WRG Video Blog - Barry Dorans - New Business Formation: Choosing the Right Entity

July 03, 2018

You have a great idea for a new business you what to develop, but what type of entity should you choose when forming your business? It is important to make an informed decision from the outset of organizing your company. In his first video blog,...

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New Business Formation - Planning for the Future from the Beginning

May 29, 2018

When one individual wants to form a business, it is not that hard to have the paperwork completed. When there is more than one owner, however, other issues arise. In his second article on business formation, WRG attorney Barry Dorans delves into...

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