Month: July 2020

Impact of Executive Order 68 on Hampton Roads Community Associations

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07/30/2020Panagis, Kathleen W.

In response to increases in positive COVID-19 case counts in the Hampton Roads area, Governor Northam issued Executive Order 68 that places additional restrictions on certain cities and counties.  The jurisdictions subject to this order are:  Cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, Poquoson, James City County, and York County… Read more »

Franczek Joins The International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals

07/28/2020Franczek, William E.

Vandeventer Black attorney William E. (“Bill”) Franczek has been selected for inclusion to the CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Franczek will also be serving as an arbitrator and mediator for the Pro Bono Panel and Virginia at Large ADR Panel. “I am honored to be part… Read more »

Emergency Temporary Safety Rules Effective July 27 in Virginia

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07/28/2020Lowenstein, Neil S.

This article is the third and final in a three-part series discussing the New Emergency Temporary Standards for Employers in Virginia. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2. On July 27, 2020, the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program published the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board’s (the Board) Emergency Temporary Standard… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Eaton Joins The Board of the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

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07/23/2020Eaton, Jennifer L.

Vandeventer Black attorney Jennifer L. Eaton recently became a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia. The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia serves as an invaluable resource to Hampton Roads’ low-income residents by providing representation in civil litigation matters spanning topics such as landlord/tenant disputes, domestic violence,… Read more »

Heat-Related Illness Prevention: A Short Guide for Employers

07/21/2020Lowenstein, Neil S.

Many parts of the United States are experiencing record high temperatures this summer, which means many employees are at a greater risk of heat-related illness. As temperatures and humidity rates continue to rise, it is a reminder for employers to make sure they are protecting the health of their employees who are exposed to such… Read more »

Subpoena Power of Arbitrators Over Non-Party Documents

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07/21/2020Salmon, Daniel

Arbitration is a means for parties to resolve disputes in a more efficient and less costly manner than seeking recourse through the judicial system.  The Federal Arbitration Act empowers the arbitrator to subpoena non-parties and their documents to an arbitration proceeding.  However, there is disagreement among the courts regarding the arbitrator’s power to compel pre-hearing… Read more »

NEW EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD WILL APPLY TO EMPLOYERS IN VIRGINIA [Part 2]

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07/17/2020Klinedinst, Arlene F.

 WHAT VIRGINIA EMPLOYERS CAN EXPECT IN THE COMING WEEKS This article is the second in a three-part series discussing the New Emergency Temporary Standards for Employers in Virginia. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 3.   With the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s adoption of 16 VAC 25-220; which is called the… Read more »

New Emergency Temporary Standard Will Apply to Employers in Virginia

07/15/2020Sterling, Michael L.

This article is the first in a three-part series discussing the New Emergency Temporary Standards for Employers in Virginia. Click here to read Part 2 and Part 3. Governor Northam’s executive order (EO 63), tasked the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board (the Board) – which “promulgates and adopts job safety and health standards, [that]… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Pierce New President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association

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07/14/2020Pierce, Michael D.

Vandeventer Black attorney Michael D. Pierce is the new President of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA). The SHRBA is the minority bar association for the Hampton Roads area, and its membership includes lawyers from all seven cities and practitioners in the Richmond area. The association helps its members develop the professional skills and… Read more »

The Short Guide to Short-Term Rentals: Richmond, VA Edition

07/14/2020O'Dea, T. Duggan

Every day, short-term rentals play host to international visitors around the world. Whether for business or pleasure, short-stay accommodation websites like AirBnB.com, HomeAway.com, Tripping.com, and more have replaced traditional motel and hotel stays for many travelers of all ages. Naturally, because this type of lodging is coordinated by individuals and can generate substantial income, state… Read more »