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SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restrictions

By |September 4th, 2014|

Statements earlier this year by the SEC’s Whistleblower Chief, Sean McKessy, made it clear that the SEC is very concerned […]

Highly Compensated Computer Employee Ruled Exempt Under the FLSA

By |August 15th, 2014|

            In the amoeba-like jurisprudence of wage and hour misclassification cases involving Information Technology (“IT”) […]

Fourth Circuit Overturns $920 Million Trade Secret Award

By |April 8th, 2014|

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Richmond, Virginia) overturned DuPont Co.’s $920 million jury verdict […]

Virginia Circuit Court Denies Preliminary Injunction Finding Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses Unenforceable

By |April 3rd, 2014|

A recent decision by the Fairfax County Circuit Court illustrates the importance of including enforceable non-competition clauses in employment contracts. […]

Seven Strategies For Defending Against An Employee Lawsuit

By |March 19th, 2014|

Despite a company’s best efforts to proactively address issues that may give rise to an employee lawsuit, sometimes employment litigation […]

Top 10 Questions That Every Company Should Consider When It Comes To Cyber Security

By |March 5th, 2014|

DLA Piper recently published a checklist for corporate board of directors to follow in furtherance of fulfilling their duty of care […]

Virginia Federal Court Dismisses FMLA Claim Against Supervisor

By |March 4th, 2014|

A recent decision in a case pending before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia may further […]

Fourth Circuit Substantially Reduces Jury’s Emotional Damages Award in False Claims Act Case

By |April 23rd, 2013|

In the Fourth Circuit (the federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, South […]

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases New & Revised Federal I-9 Form

By |April 16th, 2013|

On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. The form […]

Faulty EEOC Charge Leads to Dismissal of Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

By |March 27th, 2013|

An employee who alleged she was subjected to a sexually harassing work environment, gender discrimination, and retaliation under Title VII of […]