Year: 2020

Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation And Undocumented Workers: Are Employers Liable For Paying Benefits?

02/18/2020Dustin Narcisse

Undocumented workers in Virginia are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits but not to the same extent as workers who are legally eligible to work in the United States. This concept is commonly misunderstood by workers, employers and workers’ compensation insurers alike. Before analyzing the legal landscape as it pertains to undocumented workers and their eligibility… Read more »

Virginia Companies Doing Business With California Residents

02/12/2020Gallo, Jonathan V.

Take Notice; The California Consumer Privacy Law Took Effect on New Year’s Day! On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect, and with it come additional data privacy rights provisions that affect certain businesses that collect or sell the personal information of California residents.  This post will summarize the main provisions… Read more »

Construction Change Order: Friend or Foe

01/23/2020Nicholos, George M.

The dreaded Change Order or CO is almost unavoidable on most projects. COs commonly result because of things such as inaccurate specifications, ambiguous or inaccurate drawings, unforeseen conditions at a job site, issues with construction materials, faulty budgets or schedules, or additional requests or changes by an owner. CO logistics vary by contract, and it… Read more »

Virginia’s Right To Work Law Is Under Attack

01/13/2020Bibeau Anne G.

Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) has introduced a bill to repeal a key provision of Virginia’s right to work law. Since 1947, the law in Virginia has been that no one can be compelled to join a union (Va. Code § 40.1-60) or to pay union dues against his or her will: “No… Read more »