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Virginia Businesses Beware: Significant New Risks for Use of Independent Contractors

Following a nation-wide trend aimed to recover lost tax revenues and combat unfair competitive advantage associated with improper treatment of employees as independent contractors, the 2020 General Assembly passed new laws restricting independent contractor classification. Starting July 1, 2020, unless a person has an independently-established trade or business and is…

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2020 Sees Revolutionary Changes To Employment Discrimination Law In Virginia

Effective July 1, the Virginia Values Act fundamentally re-writes the Virginia Human Rights Act (VHRA)—with significant practical consequences for employers large and small.  Publicity surrounding the Act has focused on its addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to VDHA’s list of protected characteristics.  Such changes add Virginia to the…

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