Year: 2014

New Updates to Cobra Notices Include Affordable Care Act Information

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12/28/2014Rixey, James B.

Authored by attorney Jay Rixey The U.S. Employee Benefits Security Administration recently announced updates to its model notices informing employees of their eligibility to continue health care coverage at the end of their employment through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).  The purpose of the changes is to include information related to the Affordable… Read more »

New OSHA Reporting Requirements Effective January 1, 2015

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12/22/2014Caramore, Megan

Authored by attorney Megan Caramore On September 11, 2014, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a final rule with respect to new reporting requirements for fatalities and severe injuries.  Previously, the rule required only that employers report fatalities or hospitalizations of three or more workers.  The new rule, which takes… Read more »

Thanks to All Veterans!

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11/11/2014Lowenstein, Neil S.

On this Veteran’s Day 2014, Vandeventer Black LLP offers its thanks and gratitude to al of our veterans. Our lawyers have a solid history of military service, and we honor all how have and are serving in the different branches of service.

DOL Final Rule Raises Federal Contract Minimum Wage to $10.10 per hour

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10/09/2014Lowenstein, Neil S.

DOL issued its final rule on October 7 implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13,658 and increasing the minimum wage for workers performing federal service and construction contracts to $10.10 per hour. The final rule also sets future increases to be based upon the Consumer Price Index. Click Here for more information about the final rule.

2014 Carter Gunn Memorial Stressbuster 8K – 27 Nov

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10/09/2014Vandeventer Black

Make your reservations now for the 2014 Carter Gunn Memorial Stressbuster 8K fun fun. This year the Stressbuster 8K is November 22, 2014 at First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, VA. Registration starts at 7:30am; the race starts at 9:00am. This is a fun, cross country 8K race along historic, scenic and rolling trails in… Read more »

Mechanic’s Liens: Part One. Technical Risks

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10/02/2014Vandeventer Black

Virginia law provides for a mechanic lien intended to insure payment to persons who supply labor or materials for construction projects. On first blush, the requirement is simple – to file the mechanic’s lien. But over the years judicial interpretations of the statutory provisions have made the requirements much more complex than that; and any… Read more »

Mechanic’s Liens: Part Two. Practical Risks

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10/02/2014Vandeventer Black

A mechanic’s lien is a powerful tool to secure payment for construction work.  As discussed in the last article, however, there are technical requirements to prepare a mechanic’s lien.  Heads Up Sprinkler lost its mechanic’s lien after five years because it failed to include a statement that it “intended to claim the benefit of the… Read more »

Federal Contruction Payment Requirements: A Thumbnail Overview

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09/30/2014Lowenstein, Neil S.

There are multiple layers and issues associated with payments for federal construction projects; both by agencies to contractors and by contractors to lower tiers. A thumbnail overview of the basic requirements are: The underlying basic federal construction payment mandates are in the Federal Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3901, et seq.) and FAR Subpart… Read more »