Concurrent Jurisdiction is a Thing of the Past in Virginia

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02/29/2012Bilisoly, F. Nash

Virginia has always been a “concurrent” jurisdiction state. “Concurrent” in this context simply means that in some states there are some injuries that are covered by both the state’s workers’ compensation law and by the federal Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. A state that is listed as “exclusive” on the other hand has amended its workers’ compensation… Read more »

Child and Spousal Support Withholding Orders

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02/23/2012Vandeventer Black

Courts and administrative agencies may order the deduction of money from an employee’s income for payment of child or spousal support.  Income is defined as any periodic form of payment, and includes wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, disability benefits, retirement or pension payments, interest from principle, and workers’ compensation benefits. Virginia employers must honor an income… Read more »

HB1265: Significant VA Mechanic’s Lien Change Bill Pending

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02/07/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

Del. Purkey has advanced HB1265 to require pre-notification of intention to file mechanic’s liens by contractors at least 60 days in advance before filing the lien. If passed, this bill would have a significant impact upon current Virginia mechanic’s lien law, and have significant practical implications for not only contractors, but also owners and clerks… Read more »