The relationships among employers and employees are the subject of a wide variety of federal and Virginia state laws. These laws govern almost every part of the relationship, beginning before the job starts and going until years after the job has ended.
There are complicated issues with employment applications, interview questions, employment contracts, ownership agreements, wages, hours, benefits, health insurance, leave time, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, severance pay, separation agreements, post-employment confidentiality, and non-compete agreements. For all of these issues, the rights and duties of employers, employees, and co-workers vary depending on which laws apply.
Whether or not a law or set of laws applies depends in turn upon the facts of each case: how long the employee has been employed, the number of employees employed and where they are, the age of the claim, the employer’s business, and the employee’s job duties, to name a few.
Every claim is governed by a statute of limitations, some of which are very short. You should always act promptly on your claim because once the statute of limitation expires, the claim is gone forever.
We have listed our most common areas of practice, but this compilation is not exhaustive.
Our attorneys have extensive experience both creating and reviewing written contracts between individual employees and their employers.
Employers cannot legally discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran.
Our attorneys have helped clients experiencing sexual assaults, lewd comments, inappropriate touching, and other unwelcome behavior.
Workplace retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for making discrimination, harassment, equal pay or whistleblower complaints, or for taking part in a workplace investigation.