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 »

Heads Up: New Policy Regaurding Civil & Criminal Corporate Investigations

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12/30/2015Vandeventer Black

Authored by Trey R. Kelleter The US DOJ recently announced a new policy that formalizes its focus on targeting culpable individuals, not just corporate entities, in investigations. The DOJ memo, entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,” has six key directives to DOJ attorneys, which are also important to know for anyone who deals with the feds,… 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 »

USCIS Launches Spanish-Language Version of “My E-Verify”

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12/15/2015Ostroff, Gretchen M.

Authored by Gretchen M. Ostroff Late last year, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (“USCIS”) launched myE-Verify, a website tool for individuals seeking employment in the U.S. myE-Verify allows individuals to set up free and secure personal accounts to manage their employment eligibility information and includes a “Self Check” feature, enabling prospective workers to verify their own employment eligibility status… 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 »

Unity in Condemnation Actions

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12/07/2015Vandeventer Black

Attorneys Norman W. Shearin and Ashley P. Holmes recently authored an article on “Unity in Condemnation Actions” for The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, which is a publication of  the American Law Institute (ALI). Click here to read the full article.  This article has been republished with permission from ALI CLE.

Blake R. Christopher Joins Vandeventer Black LLP’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group

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12/03/2015Vandeventer Black

Norfolk, VA. (December 3, 2015) – Vandeventer Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Blake R. Christopher to the firm. Blake will be focusing his practice in construction and government contracts matters as part of the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group. He will work principally in the firm’s Norfolk office…. 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

Norfolk, VA. (December 2, 2015) – Twenty-Four 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); Stephan Andrews (Construction); Anne Bibeau (Civil Litigation);… 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 »