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FMLA Seminar in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia

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By popular demand, Gentry Locke’s Employment Team is offering a seminar to help businesses better understand the 200+ pages of changes recently made to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Who: Human Resource Personnel, Executives, Business Owners

When: Thursday, January 29, 2009

  • 7:30 am Registration and Continental breakfast
  • 8:00-10:00 am Presentation
  • 10:00-10:30 am Q&A session

Where: Claude Moore Education Complex at the Roanoke Higher Education Center (downtown Roanoke):

109 Henry Street NW, Roanoke, VA 24016
(Map and parking info in link below)

Please drive up the parking ramp on the side street and bring your parking ticket in to the check-in desk inside the Claude Moore Auditorium (see map below).

How: Registration for this event is closed.

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Leeson Updates HR Group on Employment Law Changes on Horizon

In January, Gentry Locke employment partner Todd Leeson delivered three separate presentations to over 200 HR professionals and business executives for human resource organizations in Roanoke and Lynchburg. Leeson’s presentations were entitled “Post-Election Employment Law Briefing: Are You Ready for Change?” Leeson focused on the following topics (among others): New amendments to ADA; “Employee Free Choice Act” (Card Check Bill); new FMLA regulations; and federal legislative initiatives including proposed equal pay amendments, new definition of supervisor, and sexual orientation as a potential new protected class.

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Leeson Updates HR Group on Employment Law Changes on Horizon

In January, Gentry Locke employment partner Todd Leeson delivered three separate presentations to over 200 HR professionals and business executives for human resource organizations in Roanoke and Lynchburg. Leeson’s presentations were entitled “Post-Election Employment Law Briefing: Are You Ready for Change?” Leeson focused on the following topics (among others): New amendments to ADA; “Employee Free Choice Act” (Card Check Bill); new FMLA regulations; and federal legislative initiatives including proposed equal pay amendments, new definition of supervisor, and sexual orientation as a potential new protected class.

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Leeson Updates VEC Council on Employment Law Changes on Horizon

In January, Gentry Locke employment partner Todd Leeson delivered three separate presentations to over 200 HR professionals and business executives for human resource organizations in Roanoke and Lynchburg. Leeson’s presentations were entitled “Post-Election Employment Law Briefing: Are You Ready for Change?” Leeson focused on the following topics (among others): New amendments to ADA; “Employee Free Choice Act” (Card Check Bill); new FMLA regulations; and federal legislative initiatives including proposed equal pay amendments, new definition of supervisor, and sexual orientation as a potential new protected class.

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Virginia State Bar Minority Pre-Law Conference

  Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Southern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference Please note: registration is now closed. If you need to cancel your attendance, please email glrm@gentrylocke.com. Thinking about going to Law School? Do you have questions about the Law School Admissions Process, Financial Aid, and Career Opportunities in the Legal Profession? Come meet the professionals with the answers. One attendee will win an LSAT Preparation Course by Kaplan — a $1,000 value! This conference is free and open to all students interested in a legal career. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The Conference will focus on the law […]

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Legal Issues & Updates that Really Matter – MCLE

Please register online below (“RSVP online”) Please be our guest for a seminar covering Legal Issues & Updates that Really Matter. A total of 6.0 MCLE credits (approved) including one hour of Ethics is offered. Washington Lecture Hall – please use the self-park option and bring your parking ticket in for validation. 8:30 am-9:00am: Sign-in and Continental breakfast 9:00am    Choice of Entity and Structuring Opportunities in Real Estate Transactions  (.5) 9:30am    Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before Handling My First (or Last) Appeal  (.5) 10:00am  Environmental Medley  (.5) Break  10:30am  How To Select, Hire & Communicate With an Expert  (1.0) 11:30am  Challenge of Electronic Evidence  […]

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Attorneys Ellerman and Rosen Receive VSB Outstanding Service Award

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference has honored two Gentry Locke attorneys during their June 20th awards ceremony. Whit Ellerman served as the statewide chair for No Bills Night. This Young Lawyers Conference event allows the public to inquire about legal issues and their legal rights at no cost. Whit received the Outstanding Service Award for key involvement in this worthwhile event. Brooke Rosen received her Outstanding Service Award for chairing the Southern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference, which provided a full day of information and experiences designed to help minority undergraduate students in their decision to apply to law school. Gentry Locke was a […]

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Alert: Active Duty Military Service Brings Expanded Employment Rights Under New HEART Act

On June 17, 2008, President Bush signed the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (the HEART Act), which expands the requirements under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and requires employers to provide certain benefits to employees called to active duty, including the following: Individuals who die during qualified military service must be treated as having been actively employed on the date of their death; Differential wages must be included as compensation for purposes of determining benefits under a retirement plan; and Individuals called to active duty for at least 180 days […]

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The New Genetic Antidiscrimination Law: Have you met GINA?

On May 21, 2008, President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) into law. The law prohibits discrimination by employers and insurers based on genetic information. This article touches upon some of the key provisions of GINA. GINA expands Title VII by prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees or applicants on the basis of genetic information. “Genetic information” is defined broadly to include information about that individual’s genetic tests, the genetic tests of the individual’s family members, and the manifestation of a disease or disorder in the individual’s family members. The term “family member” is also broadly defined to […]

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Turning Safety into a Profit Center: Rutherfoord – Gentry Locke Construction Seminars

We hope you will join us at the Roanoke Higher Education Center for our last seminar in the four-part “professional toolkit” of information for Construction Professionals: Turning Safety into a Profit Center Update on Safety, OSHA, and Fleet Management Strategies Space is limited for these events. Please RSVP online below. Parking: Please park in the garage on Jordan Alley. You will go up a ramp and get a parking garage ticket. The lobby desk attendant inside the Higher Education Center will validate your parking ticket.

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Virginia State Bar Minority Pre-Law Conference

  Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Southern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference Please register online below. Thinking about going to Law School? Do you have questions about the Law School Admissions Process, Financial Aid, and Career Opportunities in the Legal Profession? Come meet the professionals with the answers! This conference is free and open to all students interested in a legal career. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The Conference will focus on the law school application process, the LSAT, the realities of being a law student, and numerous career opportunities in the law. Hear directly from Admissions personnel who review […]

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Your Company Needs to Know About “No Match” Letters

This article appeared in the Blue Ridge Business Journal on November 5, 2007. A formatted PDF is available under the Additional Reading section. Since 1994, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has been sending “no match” letters to employers when an employee’s name or Social Security Number does not match SSA records. The purpose of these letters is to ensure that employees receive proper credit for earnings. Mismatched records are a growing problem for the SSA. The agency currently has more than 255 million mismatched records, and this number increases at a rate of 8 to 11 million per year. There are […]

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Tax Programs to Rehabilitate Real Estate

This article appeared in the Blue Ridge Business Journal on November 5, 2007. A formatted PDF is available under the Additional Reading section. In recent years, we have begun to realize the importance of saving older buildings in our region which can be historically significant bridges to our community’s past. Not only do these buildings add character and diversity to our surroundings, they provide significant tangible and intangible benefits to building owners, developers and our community. Recognizing the positive impact revitalization can have on communities, the federal government and Virginia have implemented programs to encourage rehabilitation and preservation of historic […]

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Deferred Compensation Compliance Update

This article appeared in the Blue Ridge Business Journal on October 8, 2007. A formatted PDF is available under the Additional Reading section. In 2005, Congress dramatically changed the landscape of deferred compensation arrangements. In the wake of this new legislation, the IRS and Treasury Department issued volumes of regulations mandating how such arrangements must be structured. These regulations were scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2007. However, on September 10, 2007, good news was announced – we now have one more full year to get deferred compensation documents into compliance. This does not mean that we are off […]

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Advance Medical Directives: How Best to Deal with End-of-Life Decisions

This article appeared in the Blue Ridge Business Journal on February 11, 2008. A formatted PDF is available by under the Additional Reading section. Q: Who makes health care decisions for me should I become incapacitated? A: In the absence of an advance medical directive made by a patient, a physician may provide or withhold treatment upon the authorization of a court-appointed guardian or committee. If there is no such court-appointed guardian or committee, then family members in descending order of relationship to the patient may authorize treatment. The order of relationship is as follows: spouse, adult child, parent, then […]

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Update on Construction Defect and Insurance Claims: Rutherfoord – Gentry Locke Construction Seminars

We hope you will join us at the Roanoke Higher Education Center for the third seminar in a four-part “professional toolkit” of information for Construction Professionals: Update on Construction Defect and Insurance Claims What Do General Liability, Builders Risk, and Other Insurance Cover For Defective Construction? Learn tips and valuable information on construction claim defects: What is a Builder’s Risk policy and what does it cover? Your commercial general liability policy: are you covered for construction defects? If damage to “your work” is excluded, what does your general liability policy do for you? How do you protect yourself against the […]

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Gentry Locke Named to Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2007

A case handled by Gentry Locke attorney W. David Paxton was named to the list of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2007” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Paxton and his co-counsel, Tim Cullen of Jones Day, made the list with a verdict of $4 million that was obtained for Gentry Locke client The United Company. The United Company maintained that its former president should return a $10 million bonus that he received under an oral agreement. The executive left the company just 18 months after receiving the funds. The jury required the executive to return $4 million, finding that he had been unjustly enriched. […]

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Avoid Trouble: Steer Clear of Unlicensed Contractors

This article appeared in the Blue Ridge Business Journal on January 28, 2008. A formatted PDF is available under the Additional Reading section. Q: Are all construction contractors doing business in Virginia required to be licensed? A: Whether you are a construction contractor or the owner of a construction project, this is a question of frequent interest. Knowing the answer will help any party involved in a construction contract to avoid the pitfalls of unlicensed contractors. Virginia law requires that all persons or entities providing contracting services valued more than $1,000 be licensed with the Department of Professional and Occupational […]

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