Practice Areas

Employment Law

The words "employment law" cover a wide array of factual scenarios and laws. Many cases involve mixed claims incorporating complex federal statutes alongside state contract or tort law. Read More

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ("Title VII")

This powerful federal law, often referred to as "Title VII," protects the rights of workers who have been discriminated against based upon a protected class. This encompasses such claims as severe and pervasive hostile work environments, Read More

Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA")

The Fair Labor Standards Act — or FLSA — is the federal law requiring that workers be paid a minimum wage and overtime wages. It sounds simple, right? Not quite. The FLSA has numerous regulations regarding categories of employees and the availabl… Read More

Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") & Older Workers Benefit Protection Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act — or ADEA — and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act — or OWBPA — protect the rights of workers over the age of forty. Read More

Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA")

The Americans with Disabilities Act — or ADA — is the law that protects disabled employees from workplace discrimination. If you have a disability as defined by the Act, then your are within the protected class. Read More

Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA")

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act — or ERISA — is the federal law that protects your retirement plan and ability to utilize your employer's offered insurance plans. In short, it is the law that protects your benefits. Read More

Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA")

The Family Medical Leave Act — or FMLA — protects the rights of workers with serious health conditions or workers who have family members with serious health conditions. In Virginia, FMLA leave is the only type of protected leave outside of milit… Read More

Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA")

In the digital age our credit history can be more important than even a criminal history in the employment context. Employers frequently utilize consumer credit checks before making hiring decisions. The Fair Credit Report Act — or FCRA — protect… Read More

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA")

Some say that USERRA is the most powerful employment law in the nation. This federal law prohibits discrimination and retaliation against members of the military who must take leave to serve our country. Under most conditions, active military personn… Read More

​Whistleblower Acts and Bowman Claims

There exist numerous federal and state statutes that protect whistleblowers and also allow a whistleblower to share in a portion of any collection gained due to the claim. The statutes that allow an individual to participate in such an action are var… Read More

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ("WARN")

The aptly named WARN Act requires that employers of certain sizes provide advance written notice of large layoffs. The Act also provides for payment of services rendered up until the last day worked. If you have received notice of a large reduction i… Read More

National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA")

If you are currently in a union, work for an employer that utilizes a collective bargaining agreement, or are actively engaged in forming a union at your workplace, the National Labor Relations Act, or NLRA, provides rights and protections. For bette… Read More

Employment Contracts / Severance Agreements

Are you being compensated fairly for your experience and skills? Does your employment agreement contain onerous terms in a non-compete clause? Our attorneys frequently negotiate employment and severance agreements for our clients. If you have been pr… Read More

​Unemployment Benefits

You are entitled to unemployment benefits if you were terminated at work and (1) you were not guilty of workplace misconduct; and (2) if you left voluntarily, you had good reason to do so. Determinations regarding unemployment benefits in Virginia is… Read More

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any… Read More