Employment Law Blog

In Torres v. Texas Dep’t of Pub. Safety, 142 S. Ct. 2455 (2022), the Supreme Court held that States do not have sovereign immunity against damages claims for servicemember employment discrimination in violation of the Uniformed Services Employment...
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Virginia’s Misclassification Anti-Retaliation Law, Va. Code § 40.1-33.1 (“MARL,” titled “Retaliatory actions prohibited; civil penalty”), provides that employers shall not discharge, penalize, or take any retaliatory action against an employee or independent contractor for reporting, or planning to report, to...
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In Harbourt v. PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC, 820 F.3d 655 (4th Cir. 2016) the Fourth Circuit held that under the Fair Labor Standards Act, compensable “work,” for which the FLSA requires employers to pay at least minimum wage, broadly encompasses...
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The Virginia Employee Social Media Privacy Act, VA Code § 40.1-28.7:5 (“VESMPA”), titled “Social media accounts of current and prospective employees,” generally prohibits Virginia employers from (1) requiring employees or prospective employees to disclose their social media usernames and passwords...
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In Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., 142 S. Ct. 1562 (2022), the Supreme Court held that emotional distress damages are not recoverable in private actions to enforce the antidiscrimination provisions of the Rehabilitation Act or the Affordable...
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Recent Articles

Torres v. Texas Dep’t of Pub. Safety: States Do Not Have Sovereign Immunity Against Damages Claims for Servicemember Discrimination Under USERRA
January 11, 2023
Virginia Misclassification Anti-Retaliation Law: Protections for Employees And Independent Contractors Who Report Misclassification
January 10, 2023
Harbourt v. PPE Casino Resorts Maryland: Fourth Circuit Recognizes Training Can Be Compensable Work Under FLSA
October 31, 2022


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