What You Need To Know
COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Legal Blog

Filtering posts by practice area: Employment Law for Employers
Remove filter

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.

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

Tips & Employees - FLSA Update No. 3

April 27, 2018

In prior articles, I discussed the bumpy road involving an employer keeping tips left by customers. In what may be the final chapter of this story, the United States Congress has now amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to explicitly...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Tip Credits Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - FLSA Update No. 2

December 08, 2017

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay $7.25 per hour plus overtime to most workers but allows tipped employees to be treated differently by use of the “tip credit”. Unfortunately, there are many rules regarding the tip...

Read More

What Is The Minimum Pay For Salaried Employees Under The Fair Labor Standards Act? - FLSA Update No. 1

November 14, 2017

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that all non-exempt employees be paid time and a half for any overtime they work in a work week. To be exempt, an employee must meet certain task related criteria, such as being a manager, and be paid...

Read More

UPDATE: White Collar Exemptions

June 13, 2017

On June 7, 2017, attorneys for employees of Chipotle filed suit in a U.S. District Court seeking overtime for any employee who worked for Chipotle and was paid a salary of less than $47,476 from December 1, 2016 to the present. There is some...

Read More