Month: January 2015

Property Owners Duty of ____?

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01/26/2015Nicholas, Edward E.

Authored by attorney Ned Nicholas Everyone has a duty to exercise care in the use and management of his property. That duty is owed to people who come onto the property. So if you stack lumber outside your building, you should take care to prevent the stack collapsing and injuring an employee or visitor. What… Read more »

Policy Changes in Government Contracting Regarding the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Persons (LGBT)

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01/19/2015Nicholos, George M.

Authored by attorney George Nicholos The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which accepts and investigates administrative complaints regarding alleged acts of discrimination from applicants or employees, recently released its final ruling implementing Executive Order (EO) 13672, signed by president Obama on July 21, 2014. Executive Order 13672 amends prior Executive Order 11246 to… Read more »

Issues in Workers’ Comp: Legislative Update

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01/15/2015Vandeventer Black

Here is a first look at some legislative changes that may be coming our way in the workers’ compensation world. We will keep you updated. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns about these potential Bills, please contact us. HB 1285 Workers’ compensation; definition of employee; property owners’ associations. Chief patron: Scott… Read more »

Warranty Provisions Deserve Careful Consideration from Contractors

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01/12/2015Vandeventer Black

Authored by attorney Casaundra Maimone It goes without saying that a contractor should carefully review all of the proposed terms and negotiate all of the final terms of a construction contract such that the provisions are best tailored to their role on the project.  Nonetheless, attentiveness to warranty terms is especially important due to the… Read more »

Foreign Owners of U.S. Businesses: Time is Running Out

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01/07/2015Vandeventer Black

If you are a foreign owner doing business in the U.S. you should review the requirements by the Bureau of Economic Analysis/U.S. Department of Commerce (“BEA”). BEA is collecting data to measure foreign direct investments in the U.S., and they are doing so retroactively back to January 1, 2014. The BE-13 Survey form will have… Read more »

Brekke Powers Elected President of Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce

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01/06/2015Vandeventer Black

Norfolk, VA. (January 6, 2014) – Katharina Kristin Brekke Powers, an attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP, was recently elected President of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (NACC-MA). Founded in 2002, the NACC-MA is the premier forum for Norwegian and American companies engaged in international trade and market expansion in the Mid-Atlantic Region of… Read more »