Month: November 2016

LEGAL ALERT: FLSA Salary Increase Halted

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11/29/2016Bibeau Anne G.

A federal court has enjoined the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary increase. The court’s order, entered on November 22, 2016, is a nationwide preliminary injunction. As a result, employers do not have to comply with the new FLSA salary threshold on December 1, 2016. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule… Read more »

Situs of Injury under the Longshore Act

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11/29/2016Bilisoly, F. Nash

Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (“LHWCA”), a worker injured over water clearly falls under the Act, no matter his occupation. If the individual is injured on land, he is covered only if his occupation is “maritime” in nature and does not work too far away from the water to qualify for LHWCA… Read more »

GETTING PAID: Government Contracts

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11/29/2016Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by Attorney Neil Lowenstein, nlowenstein@vanblacklaw.com While we have discussed payment mechanisms for government projects previously, we thought a short refresher might be of interest. Typically, government construction projects, whether federal, state or local, have payment bonds to protect contractors who provide labor or materials for the project. But, Refresher Point #1 is that is… Read more »

Vandeventer Black 15th Largest Law Firm in Virginia

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11/10/2016Vandeventer Black

For more than a century, Vandeventer Black LLP has served the interests of its clients. Virginia Business Magazine recently ranked the firm number 15 of the 50 Largest Virginia Law Firms. The firm’s primary focus has been to provide outstanding legal advice, experienced insight and knowledge to clients. The firm’s attorneys have received many honors,… Read more »

CoVaBiz Magazine Awards Top Honors To Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys

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11/04/2016Poston, Anita O.

CoVaBiz Magazine, a respected Hampton Roads based business publication, has awarded Vandeventer Black Lawyers Top Honors. This law firm, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, has been practicing law since 1883 and has received scores of honors and awards over the years across a number of practice areas. These include a number of legal specializations including construction… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys have made the Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers List

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11/04/2016Poston, Anita O.

In addition to a number of prestigious national awards, Norfolk based law firm Vandeventer Black has 20 attorneys who have been awarded top honors by Coastal Virginia Magazine, a lifestyle publication serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk and greater Hampton Roads. The attorneys receiving accommodation encompass a vast number of legal specialties including construction law,… Read more »

EMPLOYERS BEWARE: Unpaid Officers and Directors may count as employees under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act

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11/03/2016Eaton, Jennifer L.

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (the “Commission”) has consistently held that the members of a board of directors of a corporation are counted as employees under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) whether they are salaried or not.1 The treatment of unpaid directors as employees is important to note because the Act generally applies… Read more »

Loaning money to your own business

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11/03/2016Guy, Richard S.

It happens to all entrepreneurs.  A payday arrives, a critical vendor demands immediate payment, or a great purchasing opportunity arrives at a time when there isn’t enough money in the company bank account.  Suddenly you’re reaching into your own pocket and loaning money to your business.  Although sometimes the company can pay you back within… Read more »

Four Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year for 2017

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11/01/2016Coberly, Mark T.

Four Vandeventer Black LLP attorneys were recently selected Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America: Mark T. Coberly – Norfolk Admiralty and Maritime Law William E. Franczek – Norfolk Construction Law Patrick W. Herman – Norfolk Tax Law Anita O. Poston – Norfolk Health Care Law Each year Best Lawyers designates one lawyer per… Read more »