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Employment Law Update

Fired for Facebook? Terminated for Tweeting?

One of May Law’s most robust practice areas is employment law, serving both employers and employees, whether in government or in the private workforce. As with any client, we thoughtfully advise those seeking employment counsel based on the law,...

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When employees share their medical issues with employers to request leave or accommodations, do HIPAA’s privacy restrictions apply?

No.  The privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) generally do not apply to employers.  However, other laws impose similar requirements upon employers receiving employee medical leave and accommodation requests. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA...

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Grasping At Straws: Virginia’s Defamation Standard Requires More

Many times, defamation lawsuits are filed based on suspicion that a former employer has disparaged the plaintiff because companies to which she has applied have not hired her.  While this may seem like a proper basis for legal action, a recent decision by the Eastern District of Virginia confirmed t...

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