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The Virginia Gap Pay Act, VA Code § 9.1-700, et seq. (“VGPA”), provides that certain fire protection and law enforcement employees must be paid overtime compensation for time worked in the “gap.” The “gap” refers to the all hours of work between (a) the statutory maximum hours per work period under the Fair Labor Standards...
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Virginia Medical Cannabis Oil Employment Law - Tim Coffield
Virginia’s Medicinal Cannabis Oil Employment Law (MCOEL), VA Code § 40.1-27.4, generally prohibits employers from disciplining employees for engaging in lawful medicinal use of cannabis oil. The law, however, contains several exceptions that allow employers to terminate or otherwise take adverse action against employees whose use of medicinal cannabis causes work impairment or would cause...
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In Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, 141 S.Ct. 792 (2021), the Supreme Court held that a request for nominal damages satisfies the redressability element necessary for Article III standing where a plaintiff’s claim is based on a completed violation of a legal right. The case is important because it provides a way for plaintiffs whose Constitutional rights...
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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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Tim Coffield, a Charlottesville attorney, discusses executive exemptions in FLSA.
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Tim Coffield, an attorney in Charlottesville, VA, on the case of Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk.
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Tim Coffield, an attorney in Charlottesville, VA, discusses FLSA and its administrative employee exemptions.
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Tim Coffield, a Charlottesville-based attorney, covers the SCOTUS case of Falk v. Brennan and its impact on the interpretation of the law of employment and control.
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Tim Coffield, a Charlottesville-based attorney, explores wage law for fire protection and law enforcement professionals.
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In Christensen v. Harris County, 529 U.S. 576 (2000), the Supreme Court held that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not prohibit public employers from compelling employees to use compensatory time. Tim Coffield, attorney, explores this ruling.
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