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Tim Coffield
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The Virginia General Contractor Wage Law (“VGCWL”) makes general contractors on construction jobs, under certain circumstances, liable for wages owed to the employees of the general’s subcontractors.
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Whistleblower Laws
Virginia’s Whistleblower Protection Law (“VWPL”) offers strong protections for Virginia workers who report unlawful practices or refuse an employer’s order to engage in unlawful practices. The law protects a wider range of conduct than that protected under Virginia’s Bowman claim jurisprudence. It covers both internal and external whistleblower activities. It allows courts to award aggrieved...
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Free Speech
In Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410 (2006), the Supreme Court reaffirmed its prior decisions that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects government employees from retaliation for speaking out as private citizens on matters of public concern. But when public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as...
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Tim Coffield, attorney, discusses protections for employee pay through the Virginia Wage Protection Act.
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Tim Coffield, attorney, covers the Supreme Court case of Connick v. Myers and its implications for First Amendment speech by public employees.
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Virginia’s misclassification of workers statute allows workers to file suit against their employers who have misclassified them as independent contractors. If the worker prevails, the court may award the worker any wages, employment benefits, or other compensation lost as a result of the employer improperly classifying the worker as an independent contractor. Difference Between Independent Contractors...
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In the oldie-but-goldie decision of Steiner v. Mitchell, 350 U.S. 247 (1956), the Supreme Court held that time workers spend on activities performed before or after regular working hours is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, if the activities are “integral and indispensable parts of the principal activity” of the worker’s employment. This holding, and the...
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Charlottesville attorney Tim Coffield discusses recent advances in Title VII protections for LGBTQ employees.
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