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Coronavirus/COVID-19
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The “coronavirus” is impacting every aspect of American life in ways that were not imaginable just a few days ago.  As federal, state, and local governments issue orders to slow the spread of the virus, businesses, employees and families will have to make tough decisions and answer questions no one has ever asked before. Gentry Locke has been closely monitoring developments concerning the coronavirus and has established a team of attorneys and professionals ready to assist you and your company as you navigate this unprecedented situation. Legal Resources DOL WHD Releases Updated Guidance About Families First Coronavirus Response Act (See […]

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Paycheck Protection Program – Additional Guidance and $250 Billion in Additional Funds Requested

On April 6th and April 7th, the Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration issued additional guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program in the form of “Frequently Asked Questions.” Importantly, these FAQs provide additional clarity on some key terms, and in some respects depart from prior guidance issued by the Department of Treasury and SBA, returning more closely to the original text of the Paycheck Protection Program outlined in the CARES Act. Among the FAQs: The exclusion for employee compensation in excess of $100,000 applies only to cash compensation The exclusion in compensation in excess of $100,000 (annualized) applies only […]

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CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Update

Initial Guidance and Form Application published by Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration Late on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration issued initial guidance related to the Paycheck Protection Program. Included in this guidance is the form application for borrowers to use when applying for a covered loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. When can borrowers begin to apply for Paycheck Protection Program covered loans? The guidance from the Department of Treasury states that lenders participating in the Paycheck Protection Program will begin processing loan applications as soon as this Friday, […]

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COVID-19 and Mechanic’s Liens

While Virginians are living under Governor Northam’s executive orders, staying home and limiting unnecessary contact with others, Virginia construction projects are proceeding. With the progress on these projects, deadlines for perfecting and enforcing mechanic’s liens remain. The question then arises whether the recent orders by the Supreme Court of Virginia affect the deadlines for perfecting and/or enforcing mechanic’s liens. Having reviewed these orders, we recommend that contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers proceed to record and enforce their mechanic’s liens as normal. Better to be safe than to risk losing the benefit of a lien. As a bit of background, on […]

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CARES Act

Paycheck Protection Program: The following summary of Sections 1102 and 1106 of the CARES Act related to the Paycheck Protection Program should be read in connection with the following: 4/7/2020 Update: Paycheck Protection Program – Additional Guidance and $250 Billion in Additional Funds Requested 4/3/2020 Update: Interim Final Rule Paycheck Protection Program 4/1/2020 Update: Paycheck Protection Program Update Small Business Paycheck Protection Program and Loan Forgiveness Within the nearly 900 pages that outline the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (the “CARES Act”) is the “Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act,” which contains the Paycheck Protection Program and […]

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Interim Final Rule – Paycheck Protection Program

Late in the day on April 2, 2020, the Department of Treasury published the Interim Final Rule for the Paycheck Protection Program on its website as well as an updated application. The Department of Treasury has previously stated that covered loan applications under the Paycheck Protection Program would begin to be processed by participating lenders as early as today, Friday, April 3, 2020. Many lenders have expressed concern over potential liability exposure for lenders participating in the Paycheck Protection Program as well as with the lack of specificity and guidance included in the text of either the CARES Act or […]

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DOL WHD Releases Updated Guidance About Families First Coronavirus Response Act (See FAQ 15-37)

Written by Todd A. Leeson and Kelsey M. Martin, Gentry Locke Attorneys March 27, 2020 Last night, the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released its second round of FAQs [#15–37] addressing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The FAQs can be found here. A few important takeaways: Employers are advised to require employees to submit documentation to verify their need for emergency paid sick leave or extended FMLA leave [FAQ #16]. Leave can only be used intermittently for child care reasons and when the employer consents to such intermittent leave [FAQs #20–22]. Employees who are furloughed or […]

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Paycheck Protection Program

The following summary of the Department of Treasury’s initial guidance related to the  Paycheck Protection Program should be read in connection with the following: 4/3/2020 Update: Interim Final Rule Paycheck Protection Program 4/1/2020 Update: Paycheck Protection Program Update 3/27/2020: Paycheck Protection Program   Initial Guidance and Form Application published by Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration Late on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration issued initial guidance related to the Paycheck Protection Program. Included in this guidance is the form application for borrowers to use when applying for a covered loan […]

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Employer Alert: Pursuant to Families First Coronavirus Response Act, DOL issues Notice that Covered Employers are Required to Post

Written by Todd A. Leeson and Kelsey Martin, Gentry Locke Attorneys March 25, 2020   Today (March 25, 2020) the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released the Notice outlining employee rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that covered employers are required to post.  WHD also published a helpful “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) document regarding the required posting.  The Notice and FAQ can be found here (scroll down to Posters section). https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic The Notice must be posted on or before April 1, 2020, in a conspicuous place on the employer’s premises.  With many employees teleworking during […]

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Owner/Constructor Agreements and Justifiable Construction Delays

We recently wrote about COVID-19 related delays, and providing notice of such delays, here. When reviewing the delay clauses in your contracts, you need to pay attention for the delaying events that are excusable, as well as those that are compensable. The Executive Director and Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs (Brian Perlberg, Esq.) recently pointed out that Section 6.3.1(j) of the “ConsensusDocs 200 Owner/Constructor Agreement with General Conditions” specifically allows for delays that are “reasonably due to epidemics.” See: https://www.consensusdocs.org/consensusdocs-addresses-coronavirus-delay-risk-explicitly-other-standard-documents-do-not/?utm_source=informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=informz_email&_zs=ICd0d1&_zl=n51d6 Mr. Perlberg also pointed out that although the AIA documents, and other standard construction contract forms, do not expressly mention epidemics […]

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Contracts and Subcontracts: Requirements of Providing Notice of Delays

With multiple states adopting lockdown orders to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, construction projects are being impacted. Although many states, including Virginia, have considered the construction industry, construction material suppliers/retailers to be essential businesses that are not affected by lockdown or shelter in place orders, construction projects are being impacted, and COVID-19 lockdown related delays are all but inevitable. Recent reports suggest that the supply chains for construction materials have been impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns in multiple countries. See: https://archpaper.com/2020/03/coronavirus-construction-supply-chain/. Corona virus related lockdowns are resulting in closed factories, shipping delays, and unavailability of workers in both the factory and in […]

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Virginia emphasizes social distancing rules with new “Stay-at-Home” order

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam added the Commonwealth to the growing ranks of states with so-called “stay-at-home” orders, issuing Executive Order 55 in the latest effort to battle the spread of the coronavirus. Executive Order 55 is the furthest use of the governor’s executive power, but relative to his previous actions is only an incremental step that moves from encouraging people to stay home to ordering such action. The governor strongly encouraged Virginians to stay home as he announced the latest action, but in reality there is little difference from his previous actions. You should stay home unless your activity is […]

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Roanoke Times Article Shows that Outdoor Construction Projects in the Region are Continuing

In the challenging times of COVID-19 related lockdowns and stay at home orders, the occasional good news story is a welcome departure from the daily gloom bombarding your email inbox and the newspaper pages. The Roanoke Times ran an article concerning the status of outdoor construction projects in the region. The article quotes Gordon Dixon, CEO of the AGCVA, and a friend of ours, who reports that as of this week, the AGCVA has not received reports of significant shutdowns. Mr. Dixon also noted that the situation is changing daily, and that contractors remain concerned about the potential unavailability of […]

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DOL Wage-Hour Division Publishes First Guidance Regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Written by Todd A. Leeson and Kelsey Martin, Gentry Locke Attorneys March 25, 2020 On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage-Hour Division (WHD) published its “first round” of guidance regarding the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”). The Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020. As you likely know by now, the Act basically provides that private sector employers with 499 or fewer employees must give eligible employees up to 80 hours of emergency paid sick leave (EPSL), and up to 12 weeks of emergency paid FMLA leave (EFLMA) for defined […]

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The Governor’s New Executive Order: What’s Closing and What’s Not

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has continued to provide near daily updates on Virginia’s response to the coronavirus, with the latest action coming in a sweeping Executive Order on March 23 strictly curtailing retail activity. Executive Order #53, in addition to closing all K-12 public schools for the remainder of the year, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, strictly limits restaurants and bars to carry-out or delivery only, closes a number of “non-essential” businesses, and places further restrictions on other retail establishments. The order is effective for the next 30 days, until April 23, 2020. But perhaps more importantly […]

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Financial Institutions and Business Lending: Creditors’ Rights

In the short time since the World Health Organization’s naming of the COVID-19 virus and its declaration of the spread of the virus as a pandemic, the social and economic systems that Americans have come to know have experienced seismic changes. For the foreseeable future, those swift changes are and will continue to affect how financial institutions and other business entities that extend credit to their customers conduct their business. It is important that those changes are met with equally swift recognition by each financial institution and business entity of how the changes are affecting their business and with the […]

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It’s a Trap!: Virginians should either file their federal tax returns prior to May 1 or request an extension

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service recently announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. All the major news outlets are reporting about this COVID-19 emergency extension. However, Virginians should not be lulled into complacency.  Although Virginia has granted a one-month extension for payment of individual and corporate state income taxes, these tax returns are still due May 1. Because the calculation of Virginia income tax is based largely on the computations of federal tax items, it would be impractical to file Virginia tax returns by the […]

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New Procedures for Virginia Unemployment Benefits in Wake of COVID-19

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) recently issued new guidance regarding the availability of unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. As businesses continue to face the possibility of limiting hours and staff, employers may be able to structure furloughs and reduced hours to maximize unemployment benefits to employees. Employees can file for unemployment compensation benefits due to reduction in hours or loss of employment. For claims related to a reduction of hours, the claimant’s gross earnings for the week must be less than the weekly VEC benefit amount. The maximum weekly VEC benefit is $378. Depending on an employee’s earnings, the […]

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Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and Application Process

U.S. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Summary for Small Businesses and Nonprofits The public health emergency resulting from the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented challenges to small businesses in many industries. To assist small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. SBA is offering small businesses operating in certain designated states, including Virginia, low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital, under the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act recently passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by the President. In response to a request from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, […]

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Workplace Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Among the issues employers need to be considering is what steps need to be taken in advance of learning that an infected employee has been in the workplace, and also what its protocols will be if an infected employee has been in the workplace for a period of time prior to discovery. The most current guidance on how to clean and disinfect the workplace issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was issued April 1, 2020.  All employers are strongly encouraged to check this website periodically to make sure that you are following the most current guidance. […]

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Virginia Department of Health Sets New Ground Rules for Employees Returning to Work Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 18, 2020, the Virginia Department of Health (“VDH”) updated its guidance for the suggested time period and circumstances for individuals to discontinue isolation after having confirmed or suspected COVID-19.  Unlike the flu where the VDH suggested that individuals could discontinue isolation and return to work after a 24-hour period without a fever, the VDH recommends a longer fever-free period of time as well as additional symptom-free conditions. The VDH provides the following guidance: If you are sick and have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and have been directed to isolate at home, you can stop home isolation under the […]

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What you need to know about the state government’s response to COVID-19

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to grow in Virginia, state leaders are taking several steps to slow the spread of the virus and protect the population at large. Here is what businesses and individuals need to know about the state government’s response to the emerging and evolving threat that is COVID-19. State Emergency Authority While the federal government’s police powers are prohibited by the construction of the Constitution, which grants the federal government enumerated powers, the police powers of the states are more implied. Like most states, Virginia’s constitution and statutes grant the governor broad discretionary authority […]

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Cybersecurity: Do not let your guard down during COVID-19

Many people who are accustomed to a traditional office environment are finding themselves transitioning to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Hackers and scammers are taking full advantage of this and are targeting their phishing attacks to exploit current events.  An email from your supervisor or executive two weeks ago asking: “Are you in the office? Can you do me a quick favor?” may have been easily dismissed and deleted, especially if the alleged sender works two doors down and you just saw him or her walk by with a cup of coffee. Now imagine you are working from […]

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Force Majeure – COVID-19: Foreseeable or Unforeseeable?

Last updated: March 18, 2020 Just a little over a month ago, on February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a name for the new coronavirus illness: COVID-19.  A month later, on March 11, 2020, the WHO characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. In the week since the WHO’s announcement that COVID-19 is a pandemic, we have seen restrictions on travel, limitations on gatherings, as well as schools, businesses, and non-essential governmental operations shut down physical offices, moving toward remote work when and where possible.  At the local, state, and federal levels, we are seeing an unprecedented response from […]

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OSHA/COVID-19  Update

By Kirk Sosebee, Brett Marston, and Spencer Wiegard In this difficult time for employers, OSHA has placed another new requirement on their plate. Not only are employers encouraged to take extra steps and precautions to help protect their employees’ health and safety, new guidance from OSHA requires employers to record, and in some cases report, instances of coronavirus that are contracted by their employees on the jobsite. Employers have a general duty to record and report certain work-related injuries and illnesses to OSHA. Unlike the common cold or flu, which are excluded from OSHA’s recording and reporting requirements, OSHA is […]

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Public meetings and hearings for local governments and other “public bodies” in Virginia

On 3/26/20, The Virginia Association of Counties has put the public meeting guidance on one page:  https://www.vaco.org/local-government-operations-guidance-from-the-local-government-attorneys-of-virginia/ On 3/21/20, Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion here about public meetings during the emergency. In summary, localities are not authorized to hold public meetings to conduct regular public business solely by electronic means (meaning without a physically-assembled quorum of the local governing body, and a physical location open to the public).  Therefore, localities are advised to “defer any and all decisions that can be deferred until it is once again possible to meet in person.” (3/20/20 AG Op. pg. 4) There […]

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Don’t Leave HR to Luck: 2020 Employment Law Symposium (Postponed)

Important Symposium Update as of March 12, 2020 TO:  Registrants for the Gentry Locke Labor & Employment Symposium RE:  Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) After careful evaluation, we have decided to postpone our Labor & Employment Symposium that was scheduled on March 17 in Lynchburg and March 19 in Roanoke. Protecting our attendees, speakers, and staff is our top priority. We will evaluate the landscape and will inform you of our future plans as soon as possible. We will assess any requests for refunds after we decide our future plans (that may also include webinars). Thank you for your patience and […]

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Interstate 81 Developments, Impacts, and Updates

An April, 2019 deal reached in the Virginia General Assembly means that Interstate 81 will be receiving an ongoing infusion of cash to fund major improvements to the congested roadway, with projects beginning as soon as next year. This is tremendous news for the entire I-81 corridor in Virginia — and especially for Roanoke, the largest Virginia city along the interstate. These improvements will reduce the congestion that has plagued the corridor and will expedite the flow of commerce. Here at Gentry Locke, headquartered in Roanoke, we are excited about the growth and new development these improvements will spur over […]

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Developing an Effective Business Response to COVID-19

With emerging concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (or “coronavirus”), companies face a growing number of issues, despite the fact that there are still no reported cases of the coronavirus in Virginia. This is a fluid situation, and Gentry Locke is keeping abreast of the ever-changing developments with the coronavirus. We have put together a team to follow the latest updates so we may advise our clients regarding the best practices to handle employee-related issues involving leaves of absence, the ADA, company travel, OSHA requirements, and other business-related matters that may relate to the coronavirus. We also encourage you to visit the […]

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Gentry Locke Names Edwards Annual “Pro Bono Promise Award” Recipient

ROANOKE, Va. (February 18, 2020) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Partner Evans G. Edwards has been named the recipient of the firm’s 2019 Pro Bono Promise Award. The award recognizes pro bono work that exceeds the 2% yearly aspirational goal set by the Supreme Court of Virginia, either quantitatively or qualitatively. In 2019, Evans dedicated almost 100 hours to pro bono efforts. “As a firm, we recognize the importance of making legal representation available to everyone. We are proud of the commitment of Evans and others within the firm to make sure this […]

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Partner Chip (John G.) Dicks Inducted into Virginia Law Foundation Fellows Class of 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (January 23, 2020) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Richmond Partner Chip (John G.) Dicks has been inducted into the Virginia Law Foundation Fellows Class of 2020. Inductees were formally honored at the Virginia Law Foundation’s annual dinner on January 23. The Virginia Law Foundation is the charitable arm of the Virginia Bar Association. Fellows are recognized as leaders in the profession, both in their practices and their communities. They comprise a group of nearly 500 of the best and brightest legal practitioners who are committed to the highest ideals of the law […]

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Gentry Locke Announces 2020 Management Committee

ROANOKE, Va. (January 21, 2019) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce the appointment of following individuals to serve on the firm’s Management Committee for 2020: Managing Partner Monica T. Monday (Roanoke) Partner Matthew W. Broughton (Roanoke) Partner William Gust (Roanoke) Partner Gregory D. Habeeb (Richmond) Partner Guy M. Harbert (Roanoke) Partner Brett Marston (Roanoke) The Management Committee, led by Monica T. Monday, oversees all firm operations and strategies, including decisions involving organizational structure, budget, business development, recruiting and more. Monday has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since 2013. About Gentry Locke With more than […]

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Gentry Locke Launches Crucial Web Page on Traumatic Brain Injuries

Gentry Locke has launched a crucial web page to help people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The page is a great resource for victims of traumatic brain injury and their families. On this web page, you’ll find: Video describing how injuries like these are diagnosed, treated, and managed Definitions of common medical terms Types and causes of traumatic brain injuries Symptoms complicating traumatic brain injuries Resources to help family members Traumatic brain injuries are one of the leading causes of disability in the United States, and can be caused by blows or jolts to the head during collisions […]

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Gentry Locke’s Brett Marston appointed to American Arbitration Association Construction Panel

ROANOKE, Va. (January 9, 2020) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Partner K. Brett Marston has been selected by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to serve as an arbitrator on its Construction Panel. In addition to his role at the firm, Marston will handle AAA arbitration on construction-industry disputes. “Brett has deep experience in construction law and he will be a thoughtful and efficient arbitrator,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica Taylor Monday. The not-for-profit American Arbitration Association® (AAA®)-International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR®) is the largest private global provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services […]

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Gentry Locke Elevates Five Lawyers to Partner

ROANOKE, Va. (January 7, 2020) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce the promotions of Andrew M. Bowman, Jennifer S. DeGraw, Evans G. Edwards, Andrew D. Finnicum and Amanda M. Morgan to the partnership, effective January 1, 2020. “Each of them has unique talents that make us stronger as a firm,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica Monday. “We congratulate them on this important achievement.” Bowman is a member of the firm’s litigation practice. He focuses on complex cases, including whistleblower and qui tam litigation, commercial disputes, catastrophic injury cases, and medical malpractice. In 2019, […]

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Starting off the New Year with a ‘Bang!’: Virginia Landowners quietly file constitutional case against FERC

ROANOKE, Va. (January 3, 2020) — As the rest of the country rang in the new year, Landowners in Virginia who own property on the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline were hard at work, quietly filing a constitutional case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was filed against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The case centers around three constitutional principles involving delegations of Congressional power:  A broad delegation of power is unconstitutional Delegating delegated power is unconstitutional Delegating legislative power to a private entity is unconstitutional “When it […]

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Employer Alert: New Overtime Rule Effective January 15, 2020

As 2019 comes to a close and the promise of a brand new year is before us, so are the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) newest rules on overtime.  As we recently addressed here, the DOL released its final rule addressing the new salary thresholds employers are required to pay in order to satisfy the “salaried basis” requirement for the “white collar” overtime exemptions.  These thresholds become effective January 1, 2020.  This article focuses on another overtime rule the DOL recently finalized clarifying which benefits should be included in workers’ “regular rate of pay” used to calculate overtime premiums. Under […]

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Gentry Locke Human Resources Manager Named a Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Unsung Legal Hero”

ROANOKE, Va. (December 16, 2019) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Human Resources Manager Kelly Stimart has been selected as one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Unsung Legal Heroes. The award recognizes talented and dedicated legal support professionals who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty, often behind the scenes. Stimart was named a “Hero” in the firm administrator category. Other categories included: IT/operations, legal secretary, paralegal and receptionist. Honorees will be formally recognized in a special section of Virginia Lawyers Weekly on December 23. “Kelly brings the highest level of […]

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Gentry Locke Welcomes Abby Broughton and Christina Hubbard as Associates

ROANOKE, Va. (December 10, 2019) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Abby Broughton and Christina Hubbard have joined the firm’s Roanoke office as associates. They will join the plaintiff’s and business litigation practices respectfully. Prior to joining the firm full-time, both were summer associates at Gentry Locke. In addition to Broughton’s work as a summer associate at Gentry Locke, she also gained valuable experience working at another Virginia law firm throughout law school. Broughton has experience conducting research and drafting memoranda on legal issues related to medical malpractice, personal injuries, product liability claims, […]

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Twenty Four Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to 20th Annual Legal Elite List

ROANOKE, Va. (December 1, 2019) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys have been named to the 20th annual report, “2019 Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine. The list is determined by peer votes and is divided into 18 specialties. The Gentry Locke attorneys listed as “Legal Elite” for 2019 are: Thomas Bondurant: Criminal Law Matthew Broughton: Civil Litigation Christen Church: Health Law Chip (John G.) Dicks: Administrative Government Michael Finney: Civil Litigation Alicha Grubb: Young Lawyer W. William Gust: Taxes Estates Trusts Gregory Habeeb: Administrative Government Gregory Haley: Administrative Government Kevin […]

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Gentry Locke Marks One Year in Richmond with Continued Expansion

RICHMOND, Va. (November 7, 2019) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is marking the first anniversary of its Richmond office with continued growth, including additional physical space, the expansion of its Government and Regulatory Affairs practice with the addition of Government Affairs Director Matthew S. Moran, and the hiring of litigation Associate Jeffrey P. Miller, and former Williamsburg Vice-Mayor and commercial Associate Daniel Scott Foster, Jr. Gentry Locke’s Richmond office now includes a dozen full-time employees and the firm recently doubled its physical space and occupies nearly half of the 11th floor in the SunTrust building. The firm […]

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Gentry Locke Earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ‘Best Law Firms’ Honors in 27 Practice Areas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROANOKE, Va. (November 1, 2019) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm secured rankings in 27 practice areas, including 18 rankings as Metropolitan Tier 1, which is the highest tier for regional recognition. The firm’s list of rankings can be found below and also here. Metropolitan Tier 1 – Roanoke • Antitrust Law • Appellate Practice • Banking and Finance Law • Commercial Litigation • Construction Law • Corporate Law • […]

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Gentry Locke Partners John G. “Chip” Dicks and Catherine J. Huff Recognized at Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law”

The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Partners John G. “Chip” Dicks and Catherine J. Huff were recognized at Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” program in Richmond on October 22, 2019. Several Gentry Locke Attorneys attended the event in support. At the program, lawyers and law-related professionals from across the state were honored for their significant accomplishments and achievements. John G. “Chip” Dicks was announced as an honoree in the Class of 2019 “Leaders in Law” and Catherine J. Huff was announced as a member of the “Up & Coming Lawyers” Class of […]

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