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Many of the attorneys in the Law Firm Alliance author articles and thought leadership pieces on important topics and trends covering a wide variety of practices.  

While these articles are correct on matters of law when they are produced, verdicts, rulings, legislation and other actions may affect the applicability of some of the information. Please consult your legal advisor before making decisions on the information you read here.

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BANKRUPTCY AND DIVORCE: CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE FILING

April 22, 2021
Joel F. Newell and Karen N. Wohlgemuth
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New Virginia Employment Laws Prohibiting Discrimination

April 21, 2021
Faith A. Alejandro, Sands Anderson PC

The Virginia General Assembly has passed new employee protections for three classes of workers: military members, individuals with disabilities, and those using cannabis oil for medical reasons.


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Virginia’s New Overtime Wage Act Continues a Trend of Employee-Sided Legislation

April 16, 2021
Brian G. Muse, Sands Anderson PC

On March 30, 2021 Governor Northam signed the “Virginia Overtime Wage Act” into law. This new legislation, which goes into effect on July 1, 2021, continues the Commonwealth’s pro-employee push and will create new wage and hour requirements and legal liability for employers in an area traditionally regulated under federal law.


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IP & Technology Newsletter - Winter Recap 2021

April 15, 2021
Amanda Rosenfield Lippes and Erin S. Phillips - Bond, Schoeneck & King
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The Impact of PPP Loans, One Year Later

April 15, 2021
Kurt Ruttum - Tonkon Torp LLP
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How Lawyers Can Help Employers Meet Their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals

April 12, 2021
Faith A. Alejandro, Sands Anderson PC

In the wake of George Floyd’s death last year, a summer of protests against systemic racism, and a focus on violence against the Asian-American community, employers everywhere are working hard to address the systemic racism reflected in these tragedies by focusing on their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals in the workplace. This April, in honor of “Celebrate Diversity Month,” in-house counsel and employment lawyers can help their clients in this important work in several ways:


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DOL Releases Model Notices for New COBRA Premium Subsidy

April 9, 2021
John Godsoe and Robert Patterson - Bond, Schoeneck & King
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Congress Removes a Powerful Weapon Wielded by Bankruptcy Trustees

April 9, 2021
To Encourage Landlords to Work with Struggling Tenants
Danny Brader, Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Attorney, Ward and Smith, P.A.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many tenants have seen their revenues plummet or disappear entirely as a result of state and local regulations on whether they could operate, when, and at what capacity.


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A Primer on Professional Regulation: What to know about the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

April 8, 2021
David C. Tait, Sands Anderson PC

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational (DPOR) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that regulates approximately 312,000 individuals and businesses in more than 30 occupations and professions. Professions such as contractors, architects and engineers, real estate professionals, surveyors, cosmetologists, community associations, and crematories fall within the ambit of DPOR and its regulatory scope. It is important for those in professions overseen by DPOR to understand its scope, processes, and how to navigate complaints. Some of the most frequently asked questions about DPOR are summarized below.


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