New Marijuana Law in the Old Dominion: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Virginia Will Impact Your Workplace
Senate Bill 1406 goes into effect July 1, 2021, legalizing recreational marijuana in Virginia. It will be legal for adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to four marijuana plants. Treating marijuana more like alcohol than a Schedule I controlled substance will affect Virginia workplaces, from hiring to termination and everything in between. This article looks at what has changed, what probably won’t, and what may be next on the horizon.
Chancellor McCormick Provides Helpful Guidance on Pre-Suit Litigation Demands Under Delaware Law
Last month, Delaware’s new Chancellor Kathaleen S. McCormick issued a decision largely dismissing challenges to board action after finding that the plaintiff’s emails to the board constituted pre-suit litigation demands, and thus the plaintiff was precluded from arguing that the director defendants were interested or lacked independence for purposes of considering a demand.
Congratulations to O’Hagan Meyer’s 2021 Best Lawyers® Employment Law!
Partners Charles G. Meyer III, Vijay K. Mago, Kelvin L. Newsome (Richmond) and Wood W. Lay (Charlotte) are named 2021 Best Lawyers® in Employment Law.
Congratulations to O’Hagan Meyer’s 2021 Super Lawyers!
We are proud to announce the O’Hagan Meyer attorneys recognized as 2021 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars across Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Southern California.
O’Hagan Meyer Adds Team of 12 Attorneys to Financial Services Practice
O’Hagan Meyer is elated to announce the addition of veteran team David Baugh and John Dalton to the Chicago office. Baugh and Dalton join the firm with a combined 40+ years of legal experience, focusing mainly in the Errors & Omissions, Financial Services and Coverage practice areas.
The Summer of Overtime Wages: VA Passes New Overtime Act
On March 30, 2021, Governor Northam signed into law the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, creating significantly greater liabilities for Virginia employers beginning July 1, 2021.
Ill. Judge Says Precedent Hinders Worker’s Finger Scan Suit
An Illinois federal judge signaled Tuesday that a former maintenance company employee is likely fighting an uphill battle to advance his biometric privacy suit, considering Seventh Circuit case law suggesting his claims are preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act.
O’Hagan Meyer Sponsoring Women Owned Law’s 2021 Virtual Symposium
We are excited to announce that O’Hagan Meyer is sponsoring Women Owned Law’s (“WOL”) March 18, 2021 Virtual Symposium, entitled: Pivoting Forward Together: Women Entrepreneurs at the Cutting Edge of Law.
Chancery Seems Skeptical Of UpCounsel Investor Claims
A Delaware vice chancellor said Thursday she “wasn’t very persuaded” by some arguments from an investor seeking derivative damages from the top figures of online legal services venture UpCounsel Inc., who the investor says licensed away the heart of the company without adequate disclosures before folding the business.
Lynn “Ernest” Roberts III Selected as Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2021
Lynn “Ernest” Roberts III has been selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2021 by The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.