Fee Schedule Update

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05/26/2016Caramore, Megan

Authored by Megan Caramore On March 7, 2016, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed legislation to establish a workers’ compensation fee schedule in Virginia.  Virginia joins 45 other states in adopting a workers’ compensation fee schedule.  The fee schedule will go into effect on January 1, 2018, and will replace the current system of reimbursing medical providers at… Read more »

Businesses Have New Tool to Protect Trade Secrets

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05/25/2016Klinedinst, Arlene F.

LEGAL ALERT Authored by Anne G. Bibeau, Dean T. Buckius & Arlene F. Klinedinst Businesses Have New Tool to Protect Trade Secrets On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) amending the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S. Code Section 1836.  The DTSA creates a new, federal, civil cause… Read more »

Important changes to FLSA Exempt Status and Overtime Regulations

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05/24/2016Bibeau Anne G.

LEGAL ALERT – Going into Effect on December 1, 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued regulations updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final regulations were issued on May 17, 2016, and will go into effect on December 1, 2016. Under the new regulations, any employee who is paid less than… Read more »

Chinese Domain Name Scams

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05/12/2016Tucker, Jane D.

Authored by Jane D. Tucker Chinese domain name scams are solicitations by entities in Asia to companies around the world requesting that the company register its brand name as a domain name with an Asian domain name registrar. The initial solicitation is via email and usually contains the following: A statement that a third party has… Read more »

Understanding Commercial General Liability Insurance

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05/10/2016Ostroff, Gretchen M.

Is that claim covered? Authored by Gretchen M. Ostroff The Supreme Court of West Virginia recently decided what types of claims fall under the definition of “occurrence” in a Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) insurance policy. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. Wilson arose out of an agreement between property owners and a contractor for construction of a… Read more »

Important Changes Pending to FLSA Exempt Status and Overtime Regulations

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05/09/2016Bibeau Anne G.

The Vandeventer Black Construction and Government Contracts and Labor and Employment Law Groups have noted some important pending changes to the FLSA Exempt Status and Overtime Regulations. The Changes: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing regulations updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We anticipate that the final regulations will be issued this… Read more »

Virginia Becomes First State to Formally Regulate Fantasy Sports

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05/03/2016Rixey, James B.

Authored by Jay Rixey On March 7, 2016, Governor McAuliffe signed into law the Fantasy Contests Act (the “Act”), making Virginia the first state to formally regulate daily fantasy sports websites such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The Act distinguishes these daily fantasy sports websites from illegal gambling sites, and outlines how they may lawfully operate… Read more »