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In a recent case, the court found that plaintiffs established violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for unpaid minimum wages and retaliation, as well as breach of contract for failing to pay employees under employment contracts. The court found the employer business liable for damages for these violations and also decided to pierce
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Today, December 13, 2019, marks General Counsel, P.C.’s 15th Anniversary.  We want to take this opportunity to reflect and give thanks. To all of our clients and friends, thank you for your trust, support and loyalty.  We could not have reached this milestone without you. The firm was established in 2004 with the philosophy of focusing
Super Lawyer Rising Star for Litigation Andy Baxter
General Counsel P.C.’s, J. Andrew “Andy” Baxter, has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2020 Virginia Rising Stars list.  He was designated as a Top-Rated Business Litigation Attorney. Click Here to View Andy’s Super Lawyers Profile! Each year, no more than 2.5% of lawyers in each state are selected by the Super Lawyers research team
Generally, businesses wish to avoid litigation. Litigation can be very expense and time consuming, and business owners would rather spend their resources running and growing their businesses. Unfortunately, legal disputes are a risk of owning a business and sometimes it is necessary to protect your company or redress a wrong. However, there are methods to
The use of social media has created unique issues for employers and employees. Individuals often choose to use social media as a platform for voicing opinions and concerns, including complaints about issues in the workplace. While many employers would likely choose to just prohibit any negative comments on social media by employees, these types of
Minority shareholders in corporations are disadvantaged because they have little power to control the decision-making of the corporation. However, minority shareholders are not without rights. There are legal protections in place for minority shareholders and such shareholders should ensure they are aware of their rights so they are able to protect them. In a recent
  In a recent case, the Court found there wasn’t sufficient evidence of employment discrimination or hostile work environment, where the employee’s claims were based on a single incident of conduct by a co-worker and the employer took swift corrective action. The Court also offered additional guidance on when a voluntary resignation may be considered
In a recent case, Brown v. Akima, LLC, the federal court for the Eastern District of Virginia found for an employer when an employee filed claims of race discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment. While this case was decided on a particular set of facts, the ruling may offer guidance to other employers. The Facts
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