The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that 11 of its 53 offices across the country will begin a pilot program called “ACT Digital” to digitally transmit Charges of Discrimination and related documents to employers. This system applies to private and public employers, unions and employment agencies.The Norfolk Local Office is included in...Read more
May 4 - 8, 2015 is National Small Business Week.According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Week has been recognized every year since 1963. This week “recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.” Right now is a great time to be a small business owner. The economy is growing,...
Churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia are covered by the doctrine of Charitable Immunity, which keeps individuals that benefit from a charity from bringing legal action against the charity because of negligence on the part of a charity employee. Who benefits from a charity? Potentially, anyone who walks into a church or participates in any of...Read more
Effective July 1, all Virginia employers must comply with a new law which limits those situations in which an employer may be required to disclose certain information to third parties about current and former employees. The law is titled “Keeping Employees’ Emails and Phones (KEEP) Secure Act,” and provides that employers cannot be “required to release,...Read more