Paul Izzo

Good News for Disabled Individuals at the End of 2016

On December 20, 2016

The end of 2016 brings good news to disabled individuals and their advocates on two fronts: As of December 19, 2016, the two year anniversary of enactment of the federal law that authorized states to create the programs, Virginia’s ABLEnow program has gone live. The program permits eligible disabled individuals to invest up to $14,000 […]

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Courtney Malveaux

OSHA to “Out” Employers for Workplace Injuries

By on June 30, 2016

Recording injuries and illnesses of workers is nothing new to high-hazard industries.  But a new rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has introduced another dimension to an otherwise routine task: public shaming. OSHA has long publicized its enforcement actions, calling out companies cited for the heftiest fines on its website, electronic newsletter […]

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VPP Act bill signing in Virginia.  Pictured from left: VPPPA Government Affairs Counsel Courtney Malveaux, Senator Kenneth Alexander (D), Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and Labor Commissioner C. Ray Davenport.

Build Certainty in Business by Changing the Law

By on May 10, 2016

Too many lawyers and business leaders overlook one of the best tools in their toolbox.  Changing the law to meet your needs can be your best bet. One need is certainty.  Knowing that the rules of engagement today will be the same tomorrow.  An unsteady environment is not ideal when you’re growing your business. To […]

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Robert Warwick

Tax Court Holds Damages Not Attributable to Physical Injury

By on February 26, 2016

  Section 104(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code provides an exclusion from gross income for damages received for physical personal injury or physical sickness.  The statute further provides that emotional distress is not a physical injury or physical sickness (although damages to pay for medical care attributable to emotional distress are excludable).  However, the regulations […]

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