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Johnson v. Bella Gravida, LLC Jason Wilson and Christa Evans (“Defendants”) cofounded a clothing company, Bella Gravida, LLC, of which Evans was also the CEO and manager. Bella Gravida was marketed as a monthly subscription service for maternity clothing. In 2015, Stephen and Ann Johnson (“Plaintiffs”) signed a Membership Unit Purchase Agreement (“Agreement”), exchanging $30,000
Washington DC Employment Law Update
On August 31, 2020, the District of Columbia passed Act 23-407. This new law amended parts of the Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018, passed October 23, 2018.  Under Act 23-407, within 120 days of the effective day of the Act, the mayor must provide to employers a poster informing employees of certain
General Counsel Recorded Webinar
Pursuant to Virginia’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard passed by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, all employers in Virginia must take certain actions to comply with the Standard. We’ve provided brief webinar for Virginia Employers to understand what this statute is, why it is important to you and how to get your business compliant
Learn How in This Webinar! Recorded Sep 15, 2020 at 12:30 PM EDT. This Webinar provided an overview of the Virginia Emergency Temporary Standard and discuss the Virginia Emergency Standard Forms Generator (VES Forms Generator) (www.covidcomplianceplans.com), to help Employers easily and inexpensively create the tools to comply with the Emergency Temporary Standard.
Employer Regulations for Covid-19
D.C. recently passed the Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Emergency Amendment Act of 2020. The order requires employers, for the duration of the public health emergency, to “adopt and implement social distancing and worker protection policies to prevent transmission of COVID-19” in accordance with Mayor’s Order 2020-080. The Act also prohibits employers from retaliating
Congratulations to General Counsel, P.C. client Global Consulting Services, Inc. (GCS) on its acquisition by Acclaim Technical Services, LLC. We were pleased to help with legal services through this transaction. Acclaim Technical Services, LLC (ATS)announced Sept. 1 it has acquired Global Consulting Services, Inc. (GCS), a Rockville, MD-based company with approximately 30 employees, to meaningfully differentiate and
General Counsel Recorded Webinar
Lewis Rhodes, GovCon attorney at General Counsel, P.C., delivered a webinar on how ponteial government contractors should read a government request for proposal (RFP) to maximize their odds of winning while minimizing their risk of an award being protested.  
Link to video on what, why and how the VES Forms Generator helps Virginia Employers comply with COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (16VAC25-220)
6849 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 220 McLean, Virginia 22010 Phone: 703-556-0411 / Fax: 703-774-3965 Web: www.generalcounsellaw.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Merritt Green, Founder/Managing Partner, General Counsel, P.C. 703-556-0411 or mgreen@gcpc.com Virginia Emergency Standard Forms Generator (VES Forms Generator) Available to Help Employers Comply with Virginia’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard August 26, 2020…McLean, VA…Employer
Virginia Emrgency Covid-19 Mandatory Standard for Employers
6849 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 220 McLean, Virginia 22010 Phone:  703-556-0411 / Fax:  703-774-3965 Web:  www.generalcounsellaw.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Merritt Green, Founder/Managing Partner, General Counsel, P.C. 703-556-0411 or mgreen@gcpc.com Employer Obligations and Penalties of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard All Virginia employers MUST comply by August 26, 2020. August 21, 2020…McLean, VA…Virginia’s
Closed Store
A recent decision in the Western District of Missouri may have set the stage for “business interruption” coverage for businesses for losses resulting from COVID-19. Business interruption insurance replaces lost income when a business has to temporarily close. The policies generally apply when there’s “direct physical loss or damage.” “Direct physical loss or damage” typically
Virgnia Department of Labor and Industry
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Merritt Green, Founder/Managing Partner, General Counsel, P.C. 703-556-0411 or mgreen@gcpc.com Virginia leads the nation in COVID-19 Protocol All Virginia employers MUST comply by August 26, 2020. August 20, 2020…McLean, VA…Virginia leads the nation with its current mandates laying down strict workplace standards in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Workplace Investigation
In a recent case, the Western District of Virginia found that emails between defendants were not entitled to the work product privilege and were instead discoverable. The court held that for the work product privilege to apply, the subject materials “must be part of the process of seeking, developing, or conveying legal advice or strategy”
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Virgnia Department of Labor and Industry
As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has promulgated new temporary measures that all employers within Virginia must adhere to in order to minimize the risk of contagion. The new law is expected to take effect on July 27, 2020, and all employers within the state must
Employee at work
Now that local and state restrictions are easing and businesses are starting to reopen, business owners must determine whether and to what extent to reopen the workplace. While they may be eager to reopen workplaces for financial reasons, they may also be wondering what may happen if they reopen and an employee or customer contracts
Writing Contracting Dispute Language
Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution, aimed at resolving disputes outside of the traditional court system. You can find more information about arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution generally, here. In context of employment agreements, mandatory arbitration requires employees to utilize arbitration instead of the public court system and these agreements are typically entered
Virgnia Department of Labor and Industry
In July 2020, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry voted to implement strict work-place standards in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Click here to view §16VAC25-220, Emergency Temporary Standard). These new standards are applicable to most employers, and all state-owned and operated businesses and offices. The measures were to take effect on July
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