Fair Labor Standards (FLSA) Primer

April 23, 2018

Written by: D. Paul Holdsworth, Esquire

Odds are that if you are an employer, you have needed to consider or anticipate issues related to your employees’ hours and wages. Employee wage and hour protections are set forth primarily in the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq. This article is intended to be a non-exhaustive primer on the basic provisions and requirements of the FLSA.

The FLSA was passed by Congress in 1938 as an effort to “provide minimum wage and overtime protections for workers, to prevent unfair competition among businesses based on subminimum wages, and to spread employment [through an overtime rate scheme].”1 More “Fair Labor Standards (FLSA) Primer”

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Primer

March 28, 2018

Written by: D. Paul Holdsworth, Esquire

It is no secret to employers that employees who have happy and balanced lives are productive employees. Over the last several decades, there has been a greater understanding among employers of the importance of facilitating work-life balance for employees. Part of this means allowing employees to address serious obstacles or challenges outside of the workplace, without worry of adverse employment consequences. More “Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Primer”

Trooper can’t sue state under military job protection law – Attorney Paul Beers

December 12, 2016

Written by Peter Vieth | A federal law designed to protect the civilian jobs of reservists and other military service members does not give Virginia state employees the right to sue over violations, the Supreme Court of Virginia says.

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Bedford County deputy involved in ‘glaring’ incident still on the force – Attorney Paul G. Beers

October 10, 2016

By Jeff Sturgeon | The night of Dec. 8, 2012, a sheriff’s investigator invited a female grand jury witness to meet for a drink in Montvale, a small community between Roanoke and Bedford.

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