Partner Todd Leeson Interviewed Regarding Grayson County School Board’s Obligation to Pay Teachers

Gentry Locke Partner Todd Leeson was interviewed in a June 5th, 2015 news story on WSLS Channel 10 regarding the news that the Grayson County School Board might not have the money to pay its employees for the month of June. This has been an evolving story carried by Channel 10 and other news outlets for the last few days. By the 11:00 p.m. newscast on June 5th, there had been another development with the County and/or School Board reporting that they will be able to pay the teachers.

According to reporter Aaron Martin’s report, “Todd Leeson, an employment and labor law attorney with Gentry Locke in Roanoke, said the school board had little choice but to honor those contracts in place:

‘There’s not a whole lot of wiggle room for the employer in this type of circumstance,’ said Leeson, whose been practicing labor and employment law for 25 years. ‘So, you need to try and be mindful of the fiscal reality. But ultimately, these folks are going to need to get paid, and the sooner the better.'”

Todd is an Employment Law Partner with Gentry Locke’s Roanoke office. Todd previously served as the Legislative Director for the Virginia State SHRM Council. He is rated A/V Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Labor & Employment Law. Learn more about Todd at

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