Year: 2015

Beware of Background Check Disclosure Risks

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12/31/2015Caramore, Megan

Authored by Megan B. Caramore Are the background check disclosure forms used as part of your hiring process exposing you to risk of litigation? Perhaps. A number of class action suits are currently pending on this issue. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that employers disclose to applicants and employees whether a consumer report may… Read more »

Call the Doctor: Executive Order Establishes New Paid Sick Leave For Federal Contractors

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12/29/2015Vandeventer Black

Authored by Ashley P. Holmes On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order establishing paid sick leave requirements for federal contractors. Under the executive order, executive departments and agencies that contract with federal contractors will require that employees of federal contractors and lower-tier subcontractors earn at least one (1) hour of paid sick leave for every… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP Hires Legal Technology Manager

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12/08/2015Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP has hired Robert ‘J’ Stinnette as a Legal Technology Manager to add depth and specialization to technology-intensive areas of practice. In this position, Stinnette serves as the firm’s principal technical resource and advisor, providing support in litigation technology and cybersecurity. His primary responsibilities include maintaining the firm’s legal technology applications; reviewing cybersecurity… Read more »

Spencer Guld Joins Richmond’s Vandeventer Black LLP

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12/03/2015Vandeventer Black

Richmond, VA. (December 3, 2015) – Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Spencer Guld to the firm’s Richmond office. Guld concentrates his practice in professional liability, commercial litigation, and employment matters.  He provides representation to both businesses and professionals, including accountants, engineers, architects, contractors, and financial service providers in a variety… Read more »

Congratulations to the Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Virginia Legal Elite

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12/02/2015Ambrosio, Christopher

Vandeventer Black LLP attorneys have been selected as Virginia’s Legal Elite. 3,461 Virginia lawyers were nominated by more than 1,300 of their peers for consideration. The 24 attorneys from the firm who made the list are: Christopher Ambrosio (Real Estate/Land Use); Anne Bibeau (Civil Litigation); Mark Brennan (Health Law); Dean Buckius (Labor/Employment); William Franczek (Alternative… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP Hires Local Attorney and Veteran to Assist with Complex Litigation

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11/24/2015Vandeventer Black

Norfolk, VA. (November 24, 2015) – Vandeventer Black LLP has hired Nicole E. Upshur as a Litigation Case Administrator.  In this newly created position, she serves the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts Department. Her primary responsibility is to provide support to the department attorneys in all aspects of litigation, including e-discovery; document and case management;… Read more »

Five Things You Should Know About DoD Cybersecurity Regulations

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11/24/2015Lowenstein, Neil S.

In 2007, a preeminent American defense contractor first reported cyber attacks emanating from China. Four years later, upon a visit by then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the Chinese Air Force revealed a fighter jet unnervingly similar to the one manufactured by the hacked American contractor. More recently, the FBI reported in July 2015 that… Read more »

Potential Changes…New Overtime Rules Proposed by Department of Labor

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11/24/2015Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by Neil Lowenstein Earlier this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) published new proposed rules for FLSA overtime requirements. The following are some important items to note from the proposal: Increasing the salary threshold from $23,660/year to $50,400/year [40th percentile]. Increasing the “highly compensated” threshold from $100,000/year to $122,148/year [90th percentile]; and Automatically increasing the… Read more »

Reporting Claims or Potential Claims…

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11/17/2015Moss, Ashley G.

All professional liability insurance policies require the insured to report claims timely as a condition to coverage. This is especially important at the time for renewal of insurance coverage. When a policy is being renewed, the application will ask if the insured is aware of any claims or potential claims. Professionals often worry that notifying… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Intern Become a Nightmare

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11/17/2015Paul, Dustin M.

Authored by Dustin Paul The end of school and the start of summer can provide students a rare opportunity to experience life in the workplace.  Many students have traded summer jobs like lifeguard or ice cream scooper for more educational experiences, like internships.  The idea of having a young man or woman around your workplace… Read more »