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Optional Extension of Expanded Paid Sick Leave and Family and Medical Leave

At the outset of the pandemic, Congress enacted an expanded family and medical leave program which required employers with less than 500 employees to provide paid expanded FMLA leave and emergency sick leave. That program ended on December 31,...

April 14, 2021 in Employment Law for Employers

Written by Barry Dorans

Construction Defect Claims in Virginia

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...

November 12, 2020 Construction Law; Litigation

Written by Barry Dorans

Employee Payroll Tax Withholdings - Deferral

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...

September 09, 2020 in Employment Law for Employers

Written by Barry Dorans

Important Changes In Virginia Employment Law

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.

June 15, 2020 in Employment Law for Employers

Written by Barry Dorans

Expanded FMLA: Limitations, Exemptions & Documentation

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...

April 06, 2020 in Employment Law for Employers

Written by Barry Dorans

COVID-19 For Business Owners: Executive Summary

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...

March 25, 2020 Banking & Finance; Employment Law for Employers; Tax Law

Written by Barry Dorans

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

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.

November 22, 2019 in Employment Law for Employers

Written by Barry Dorans

What Is A Closing and Why Do We Have Closings?

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 a...

September 04, 2018 Commercial Real Estate; Residential Real Estate

Written by Barry Dorans

Construction Law - Defects In Concrete

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...

July 10, 2018 Construction Law; Litigation

Written by Barry Dorans

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

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,...

July 03, 2018 in New Business Formation