Employment Law Blog

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...
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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...
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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...
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Recent Articles

Whistleblower Laws
Virginia Whistleblower Protection Law: Broad Protections for Whistleblowers
September 22, 2020
Free Speech
Garcetti v. Ceballos: Private Citizen Speech, Public Employment, and the First Amendment
September 22, 2020
Virginia Wage Protection Act: Protections for Employee Pay
September 20, 2020

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