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On April 11, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Values At that, effective July 1, 2020, makes substantial changes to the state’s employment discrimination laws. While several Virginia statutes address different forms of workplace discrimination, similar to federal law, the Virginia Values Act closes key gaps in Virginia law and in some places even surpasses federal ...

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Disability discrimination is a very real problem in workplaces across the United States. Wrongful impressions and discriminatory intents can deprive qualified disabled workers from employment positions and benefits because of the actions of others. These actions violate the law and hurt individuals who are capable of working with reasonable accommodations.

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The Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Association (CCBA) is facing an ERISA lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiffs are participants in the association’s multiemployer 401(k) retirement savings plan. They claim that the CCBA violated ERISA provisions by offering “limited, imprudent investment options and excessive and improper fees.”

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Many people in the Washington, D.C. metro area have a disability. Sometimes there is obvious evidence of this disability, such as the use of a cane or wheelchair, but other times there is no visual evidence that a person is disabled. Nevertheless, many disabled individuals are perfectly capable of working. For this reason, employers must be very careful that they ...

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take unpaid, job protected leave for family and medical reasons. However, it only applies to certain employers. It applies to private-sector employers with 50 or more employees. It also includes public agencies and public or private elementary or secondary schools, regardless of the number of people they employ.

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The decision to follow and practice a particular faith or religion in the United States is a foundational right. The country does not subscribe to a national religion or compel conversion from individuals whose religious practices fall outside of the mainstream. Religious freedom is a hallmark of the nation and celebrated in and around Washington, DC.

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