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Category Archives: Employment Law

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How to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Allegation

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How to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Allegation Seven steps to take when an allegation arises—and when outside help may prove wisest. By William R. Thetford Jr. Esq. and H. Robert Showers Esq. Every church should have a carefully crafted and legally sound policy to address sexual harassment. Such a policy can help guide and protect… Read More »

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Seven Steps for Creating an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy

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Seven Steps for Creating an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy By William R. Thetford Jr. Esq. and H. Robert Showers Esq. Updated July 1, 2020 A carefully crafted policy not only can provide protection for all involved, but also can serve as a deterrent. The #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements have captured headlines and national attention in recent… Read More »

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PART II: POLICIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

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By William R. Thetford, Jr., Esq., and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Fall, we wrote about how nonprofits, ministries, small businesses, and churches can prevent sexual abuse and handle allegations of sexual abuse if they arise. This was of significant interest to our readers as it is a very pertinent issue faced by many…. Read More »

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Minimum Wages & Overtime Pay Under the FLSA

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs many employment issues, including minimum wages and overtime pay. As a federal act, the FLSA applies equally in every U.S. state. Employees across the United States enjoy employment protection under the FLSA. But there are limitations in place. The FLSA does not apply to every employer or… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Protect Whistleblowers from Retaliation?

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Under Virginia law, a whistleblower is an employee who witnesses or has evidence of their employer’s wrongdoing or misconduct. If the whistleblower reports the alleged wrongdoing — or indicates that they will make such a report — it is unlawful for the employer to retaliate. What Qualifies as Misconduct or Wrongdoing in Virginia? The… Read More »

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