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All Is Not Lost – Fertility Treatments Resume in Virginia

Since the issuance of Governor Northam’s Declaration of a State Emergency on March 12, 2020, which was followed by executive orders declaring a public emergency and bringing about the stay…

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Fertility Treatment Abroad

Fertility treatment in the United States can be an arduous and complicated journey. The myriad of legal and ethical issues surrounding fertility treatment are vast and complex and are often…

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Testing Employees for COVID-19

Several people have asked me whether they can require daily testing of employees for the COVID-19.  The short answer is yes.  EEOC issued guidance confirming that, in light of the…

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Should Seniors Who Lose Their Job During the Coronavirus Pandemic Claim Social Security Benefits Early?

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment is skyrocketing. Seniors who lose their jobs may be tempted to claim Social Security benefits early, but should they, given the resulting…

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Is It a Good Idea to Bring Your Parent Home from the Nursing Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

With the coronavirus pandemic hitting nursing homes and assisted living facilities especially hard, families are wondering whether they should take their parents or other loved ones out of their facility and…

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How Your Stimulus Check Affects Medicaid Eligibility

The coronavirus relief bill includes a direct payment to most Americans, but this has Medicaid recipients wondering how the payment will affect them. Because the payment is not income, it…

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New Minimum Wage Requirements

Virginia will be raising the hourly minimum wage. Absent an unexpected and unlikely change, the new law will take effect on May 1, 2021. As originally passed by the General…

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New Employment Rights for Low-Wage Employees

Virginia has enacted a series of new laws that continue to redefine the employment landscape.  The Virginia Values Act fundamentally changes the legal rights and remedies available to employees who…

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Staying Connected to Family Members in a Nursing Home When Visits are Banned

The spread of the coronavirus to nursing home residents has caused the federal government to direct nursing homes to restrict visitor access, and many assisted living facilities have done the…

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Medicare and Medicaid Will Cover Coronavirus Testing

With coronavirus dominating news coverage and creating alarm, it is important to know that Medicare and Medicaid will cover tests for the virus. The Department of Health and Human Services…