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Linsday Pickral to Speak at VTCC Mental Health Symposium

Lindsay Pickral will speak on a panel at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children’s Mental Health Symposium to discuss guardianship for young adolescents transitioning to adulthood. Lindsay’s discussion will focus…

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Some Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Are Snatching Residents’ Pandemic Relief Checks, FTC Warns

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning residents of long-term care facilities and their families that some facilities may unlawfully require residents who are on Medicaid to sign over their…

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States Move to Immunize Nursing Homes from Liability During Coronavirus Pandemic

Chronic understaffing. Low-wage caregivers. Difficulty containing infections. These are problems that nursing homes faced in the best of times but that have proved especially deadly as the coronavirus pandemic has…

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States May Not Terminate Medicaid Benefits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Access to affordable medical care is especially important during a global health crisis. You should be aware that federal law prevents states that have accepted increased Medicaid funding from terminating…

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Return to Work

As employers ask employees who have been furloughed or who have been teleworking to return to the office, they may encounter some resistance.  Here are some of the reasons that…

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Title VII and LGBTQ+ Rights

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court issued one of the most significant civil rights decisions in recent years.  In a 6-3 decision, the Court found that Title VII…

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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…