Vandeventer Black Attorneys Among 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers

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04/26/2018Vandeventer Black

Thirteen Vandeventer Black LLP attorneys were included on the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters. Attorneys from more than 70 practice areas are considered after being nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. The 13 attorneys from the Norfolk and Richmond offices to receive this acknowledgment are: Stephan F. Andrews, Construction Litigation… Read more »

THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT AUTOMOBILE SERVICE ADVISORS ARE FLSA EXEMPT.

04/10/2018Bibeau Anne G.

The Supreme Court ruled on April 2, 2018, that automobile service advisors are exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and therefore not entitled to overtime pay. The Court’s opinion, in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, ends a long-running controversy over the extent of the FLSA’s overtime exemption (29 U.S.C. § 213(b)(10)(A)) for “any… Read more »

RESTAURANT AND HOTEL INDUSTRY ALERT: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES FOR TIP POOLING ARRANGEMENTS

04/09/2018Bibeau Anne G.

Buried in the recently passed budget reconciliation bill, Congress addressed a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) dispute regarding tip pooling arrangements. Restaurant and hotel owners with tipped staff need to be aware of these changes and to reevaluate their tip-pooling arrangements accordingly. The FLSA permits employers to require employees who are customarily and regularly tipped… Read more »

DON’T ASSUME A DESIGN ROLE UNLESS YOU’RE THE DESIGNER

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04/03/2018Nicholos, George M.

Recent weather conditions highlight the importance of avoiding unintentional design responsibility. This first quarter of 2018 has seen persistent periods of wind-driven rain; which often expose building envelope weaknesses. Uncontrolled rainwater penetration, condensation, and moisture related damage commonly result and threaten both structural integrity and building envelope performance. Indeed, virtually 90 percent of such sources… Read more »