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U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination protects gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers. The 6-3 decision makes clear that employers cannot discriminate against gay or transgender workers for being gay or transgender. These protections apply to all employers with 15 or more employees. The Supreme Court’s decision was
PPP Loan Forgiveness Easier
Congress just passed new legislation with significant changes to the PPP forgiveness terms.  Titled the  Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, Congress’s goal was to ease the burden on businesses  for allocating and spending PPP funds within a finite period of time. Passing with overwhelming bi-partisan support, President Trump is expected to sign this Act into law. 
Virginia Marijuana Possession Legislation
On May 21, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill decriminalizing simple possession of marijuana under Virginia law. Under the new legislation, it is still unlawful to possess marijuana, with medical exceptions, but possession will now result in a civil penalty of no more than $25. Simple possession of marijuana will no longer lead to
Updating Employee Documentation
Recently, the Virginia General Assembly passed a collection of new laws that transform employment law in Virginia, creating more protections for employees. While previously Virginia had been considered a reasonably business-friendly state, the changes resulting from these new laws will create challenges for employers in Virginia. These new laws cover a series of employment law
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