2016 LEGAL ELITE WINNERS

December 21st, 2016 by JBWK

Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. would like to congratulate our lawyers who were awarded the prestigious title of LEGAL ELITE 2016 by Virginia Business. Berkley D. Foltz –  DOMESTIC RELATIONS Raymond H. Suttle, Jr. –  BUSINESS LAW Wallace B. Wason, Jr. – CIVIL LITIGATION Herbert V. Kelly, Jr. – CIVIL LITIGATION Robyn Hylton Hansen – LABOR/EMPLOYMENT […]

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RE-VISITING 1031 EXCHANGES

December 17th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Conway H. Sheild, III Twenty years ago 1031 Exchanges were very popular. Many real estate transactions involving investment properties involved an Exchange, tax deferral technique (not tax free) whereby the capital gains tax is deferred until the sale of the replacement property occurs.                 Once you sell an asset, generally real […]

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Right to Work and Employment at Will: Two Doctrines with Different Meanings

December 17th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Robyn H. Hansen I often hear the comment “Virginia is a right to work state, and therefore, my employer can fire me at any time.”  The premise is correct but the conclusion has nothing to do with the Right to Work. The Right to Work refers to the right of an employee to […]

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THE INS AND OUTS OF JURY DUTY IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

December 9th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Matthew D. Meadows Recently my 73 year old mother was summonsed for Grand Jury duty in York County and asked me if she was required to serve. I told my mother, a former social studies teacher that not only was it her duty to serve but she was required to by law. Guess […]

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Federal Contractors Paid Sick Leave Requirement – January 1, 2017

December 2nd, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Jennifer L. Muse The final rules implementing Executive Order 13706 mandating certain federal contractors and subcontractors to offer paid sick leave to their employees becomes effective January 1, 2017.  It only applies to “new contracts,” meaning either a contract entered into on or after January 1, 2017 or one that it renewed […]

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The status of Condemnation Law in Virginia

November 30th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Conway H. Sheild, III What can a condemnee expect as compensation?   The power of eminent domain has been exercised in the Commonwealth of Virginia since its formative years, and the Virginia Constitution currently reads that the General Assembly shall not pass any law … where private property shall be taken or damaged for […]

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December 1 FLSA Overtime Rules Put on Hold!

November 23rd, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Elizabeth S. Olcott Twenty-one states asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to grant an emergency preliminary injunction to postpone the implementation of the FLSA overtime rules set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. On Tuesday night, Judge Mazzant granted the preliminary injunction. Because of this ruling, […]

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Now that the presidential election is over what benefits are in store for President Obama once he leaves office?

November 21st, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Richard B. Donaldson Jr. Under the Former Presidents Act passed in 1958, the president receives a taxable lifetime pension equal to the annual rate of pay for the heads of executive branch departments, like cabinet secretaries. The amount is currently $205,700 and is set annually by Congress. In addition, in the first 7 […]

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Diamonds are for-never? Norfolk jury awards $379,000 verdict against fraudulent jeweler.

November 8th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Charles Patrick Tench On September 15, 2016, the jury in the cases of Bosun Hau v. Intercarats, LLC and Shashank Kamdar and Ming Fang v. Intercarats, LLC and Shashank Kamdar entered a substantial verdict of $379,000 against the Defendants for violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA), breach of contract and […]

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Call it Quits

September 21st, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Berkley D. Foltz As you may have already heard in the news, celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt filed for divorce.  The two have been in the spotlight as a loving celebrity pair for over a decade.  However, they were only married for just over two years.  What does this mean for […]

Tracking your Estranged Wife or Significant Other with a GPS- Not a Good Idea

September 21st, 2016 by JBWK

  Submitted by Attorney Herbert V. Kelly, Jr. A Father who placed an electronic tracking device in the car owned and operated by his child’s mother, resulted in a misdemeanor conviction for violation of Virginia Code §18.2-60.5. This statue generally prohibits placing or installing an electronic tracking device “through intentionally deceptive means”, in order to […]

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Foreclosure Buyers Beware!  How Parrish v. Federal National Mortgage Association changes the game for some evictions.

September 20th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Patrick Tench The Supreme Court of Virginia’s recent decision in Parrish v. Fed. Nat’l Mortgage Ass’n, 787 S.E.2d 116, 120 (Va. 2016) has placed a potential roadblock in the way of foreclosure buyers.  Until now, if you purchased a home at a foreclosure auction and the person living there claimed to be […]

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Pokemon Go – Searching Has Limits!

August 25th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Richard B. Donaldson, Jr. The wildly popular Pokemon Go game is creating opportunities for gamers to run afoul of trespassing laws.  Instances of game players entering private property in search of the next Pokemon capture are increasing.  While the object of the game is to have fun and get players outside in search […]

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Legal Relief for Flood Victims

August 19th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Katharine J. Westfall The recent news of torrential storms and widespread, record flooding in Louisiana and areas of the Deep South has raised the usual concerns associated with natural disaster. But in addition to government initiatives to provide suitable living conditions, food, water, and other resources to the region, another relief effort has […]

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Does claiming to be “off the clock” really mean you’re “off the clock?”

July 26th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Elizabeth S. Olcott – A recent ruling from the Eastern District of Virginia suggests that the answer is yes under certain circumstances. In 2012, a home care aide left a client’s home and went to the pharmacy to pick up the client’s prescription as a personal favor to the client. During this errand, […]

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JONES, BLECHMAN, WOLTZ & KELLY, P.C. ACTS AS SETTLEMENT AGENT FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP IN THE CITY CENTER OYSTER POINT PROJECT

July 26th, 2016 by JBWK

      Submitted by Conway H. Shield III – In what is probably going to be the City’s largest real estate transaction for some years to come, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. acted as Settlement Agent for a transaction where the bulk of the City Center Oyster Point buildings were conveyed from an […]

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A Little Planning Now Could Save You Thousands Later

May 27th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Berkley D. Foltz Perhaps you have heard before how important it is to have a will.  Maybe you have said to yourself I do not need a will right now because I don’t have kids or because I don’t really own all that much.  Another reason you may dismiss the idea of a […]

THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES THE FINAL RULE ON OVERTIME AND THE WHITE COLLAR EXEMPTION

May 18th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by:  Robyn H. Hansen, Esquire On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the final rule to update the regulations governing the exemption from the minimum wage and overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for Executive, Administrative and Professional Employees (“White Collar Exemption”).  The final rule changes the […]

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I got hurt at work so I’m going to sue my employer! Not so fast!

May 13th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by: Attorney Richard B. Donaldson, Jr. It is a common misconception that employees injured at work can sue their employer for civil damages.  In truth, with rare exceptions, an employee who suffers an injury by accident arising in and out of the course of employment cannot sue his employer.  Rather, the injured workers’ exclusive […]

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An Argument for Decals over Hang-Tags

May 6th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by: Attorney Katharine J. Westfall In a 5-2 decision issued May 5, 2016, the Virginia Supreme Court held that a parking pass hanging from a rear-view mirror was sufficient cause for a traffic stop in that it constituted a violation of Va. Code § 46.2-1054, which prohibits operating a vehicle with any object suspended […]

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Until death do us part: Changing rights of surviving spouses in Virginia

May 3rd, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Rebecca S. Aman Virginia law provides that the surviving spouse of a deceased individual is entitled to a minimum amount of the decedent’s estate.  This minimum is known as the “elective share” and prevents a decedent from disinheriting or impoverishing his or her spouse.  If the decedent does not leave his or […]

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Super Lawyer selections for 2016

April 28th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by: Grant tenHoeve Jones, Blechman, Woltz, & Kelly, P.C. is pleased to announce that Wallace B. Wason, Jr. has been named a 2016 Virginia Super Lawyer in the practice area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff.   Also named as Rising Stars in 2016 by Super Lawyers are Matthew D. Meadows, for Business Litigation, […]

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“Roll the video tape . . . If we haven’t deleted it yet”

April 22nd, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Charles P. Tench Virginia Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment When Employer Deleted Video of Workplace Incident A Litigation Hold Letter is a written notice to preserve documents and other electronically stored information (“ESI”) in anticipation that a lawsuit will be filed. Its purpose is to make record custodians preserve relevant evidence so […]

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Five Members of U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team File EEOC Claim

April 4th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Elizabeth S. Olcott The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (“USWNT”) has been prominent in the news lately due to its status as the reigning Olympic gold medalists and Women’s World Cup champion. The USWNT made news again this week by filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The charge […]

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NEW FLSA OVERTIME RULES POSSIBLE THIS SPRING

March 25th, 2016 by JBWK

 Submitted by Attorney Jennifer L. Muse On March 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent the proposed final overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its mandatory review.  OMB review generally takes 30 days, but that period can be extended.   Under the proposed regulations, the minimum weekly salary […]

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A RAY OF SUNSHINE IN PROFFERED CONDITIONS

March 21st, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Conway H. Sheild, III Those connected to land development these days are aware that municipal governments on an increasingly strident basis are requiring developers to bear an economic burden, as part of the cost of development, and often the burden that the developers have to bear is greater than the burden they […]

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Corporate Formalities Not to be Overlooked Avoid Exposing Yourself to Personal or even Criminal Liability

March 15th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Matthew D. Meadows Many business owners operate under what is commonly referred to as a trade name or fictitious name when conducting business and entering into contracts.  However, in order to operate under a trade name or fictitious name, a business must first be a lawfully created entity, such as a corporation or […]

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When does the sanctity of a monetary lien not survive?

March 11th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Conway H. Shield, III Those conversant in the development, purchase and sale of real estate often think that the validity of a monetary lien (think deed of trust) will hold up in every case (except perhaps where the market value of the property, generally the debtor’s residence, is worth less than the […]

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What are your thoughts on Virginia’s reckless driving laws?

February 27th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Herbert V. Kelly, Jr. Speeding in Virginia. Do you believe that Virginia’s threshold for per se reckless driving offenses for speeding in excess of 80 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone is archaic? House Bill 1185 raises the threshold to 85 miles per hour, but only if the […]

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Employers Need to Take Care to Avoid Employee Misclassification

February 18th, 2016 by JBWK

Submitted by Elizabeth S. Olcott The Department of Labor is taking notice of the manner in which employers classify their employees and independent contractors. This classification has a significant effect on a variety of issues including minimum wage and overtime compensation protections, taxes, and workers’ compensation. On July 15, 2015, the DOL issued an Administrator’s […]

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Real Estate Regulation To Watch For In 2016

January 27th, 2016 by JBWK

Changes to the EB-5 visa program — which recently received an extension until September 2016 — and to rules for real estate investment trust spinoffs are among the areas of law that real estate lawyers will have their eyes on in 2016. Add to that modifications of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act […]

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Same-Sex Relationships and the Definition of Cohabitation

December 10th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Berkley Foltz Virginia began issuing same-sex marriage licenses in October 2014. Now, for the first time since that date, the Supreme Court of Virginia will hear a case in which an ex-husband is arguing that he should no longer be required to pay spousal support under their property settlement agreement because his ex-wife […]

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Delay in Overtime Exemption Rule

December 9th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Robyn H. Hansen According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda, the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white-collar overtime exemption rule will be issued in approximately July of 2016. The proposed rule, which was published in July 2015, proposed an increase in the salary threshold for exemption from the […]

Trick or Treat? S Corporations and Estate Planning

November 2nd, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Rebecca Shwayder Aman Small or closely held businesses can take one of several forms, including limited liability companies (“LLCs”), partnerships and S corporations (corporations which have made a special tax election with the IRS). To certain types of businesses, an S corporation offers the best of both worlds. Like LLCs and partnerships, an […]

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Real Estate Update: 2015 Changes to the Settlement Service Process

November 2nd, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Matthew D. Meadows Effective October 3, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has instituted several changes to the terminology and forms employed in real estate settlements, which are regulated by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). Specifically, the revised regulations merge the Truth in Lending Act disclosure form with RESPA’s HUD-1 Settlement […]

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Hoarding Tenants & Unit Owners Must Be Provided Reasonable Accommodations

August 10th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Herbert V. Kelly, Jr. Compulsive hoarders present very serious problems for landlords, property managers, and homeowners associations. Hoarding often results in countless adverse and potentially life threatening circumstances for both the hoarder and their neighbors. One might assume, justifiably, that evicting or otherwise ridding themselves of a hoarding tenant or unit owner would […]

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Service Animals in Housing & Public Common Areas: An Overview of the Requirements under the ADA and FHA

August 10th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Herbert V. Kelly, Jr. Service animals are often essential to a disabled individual’s ability to function in society without constant human assistance. The benefits are well established and heavily enforced federal laws have been enacted to protect these disabled individuals’ rights to utilize service animals in public housing and places of public accommodation. […]

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Local Establishments Face Dilemma as Copyright Enforcement Increases and Jazz Night, Karaoke & Cover Bands Become a Thing of the Past

July 13th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Britney H. Maddux Music rights organizations have ownership rights in most of the music and songs customarily played in local restaurants, bars, and parks. These organizations have been entitled to demand royalty fees from establishments playing the music or songs they own for many years but have just recently started cracking down in […]

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Always Read Carefully – Court Won’t Overturn “Unfair” PSA

May 26th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Berkley D. Foltz A case came down recently where a judge found that although a document was “unfair” it was not unconscionable and thus required the parties to comply with its terms. A man had his ex-wife sign a property settlement agreement after telling her that it was a document allowing him to […]

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Wallace B. Wason, Jr. named Super Lawyer for 2015

May 7th, 2015 by JBWK

JBWK congratulates Wallace B. Wason, Jr. for being named one of Virginia’s Super Lawyers for 2015. Wally was selected in the field of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff. This year marks his second time being selected as a Super Lawyer. If you have a malpractice or personal injury case that you would like for us […]

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Spying on Your Spouse? Think Twice!

March 19th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Herbert V. Kelly, Jr. Tech-savvy spouses are becoming increasingly aware of spyware programs that can monitor and record smart-phone use to include phone calls, text messages, internet activity and photos. The use of these spyware programs may constitute a violation of Virginia Code § 19.2-62, a criminal statute, which makes it unlawful to […]

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Light Duty Only for On the Job Injuries may be a Thing of the Past

March 5th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Elizabeth S. Olcott Employers should keep an eye out for a ruling from the United States Supreme Court concerning pregnancy in the workplace and the potential for discrimination. In December, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Young v. UPS, in which the Plaintiff argued that she was the victim of gender and […]

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The Gift that Isn’t a Gift: Loudoun County Circuit Court rules that ex-fiancée must return $46,646.00 engagement ring

February 6th, 2015 by JBWK

Zsa Zsa Gabor once said, “I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.” Apparently, the defendant in a recent Loudoun County Circuit Court case agrees. With a price tag of $46,646.00, who can blame her? In the case of Peter v. Langley, the Court followed the majority of U.S. jurisdictions and […]

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Worker’s Compensation: Employee Not Entitled to Both TTD and Retirement Benefits

January 21st, 2015 by JBWK

In McKellar v. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., 63 Va. App. 448, 758 S.E.2d 104 (2014), the Court of Appeals of Virginia recently held that a claimant who was injured on the job only two weeks before he was scheduled to retire was not eligible for temporary total disability (“TTD”). The claimant was injured but able […]

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IRS Issues Guidance Expanding Cafeteria Plan Election Change Rules

December 23rd, 2014 by JBWK

The IRS recently issued guidance allowing cafeteria plans to allow election changes mid-year in two circumstances arising as a result of the Affordable Care Act. First, the guidance permits a prospective election change if an employee’s hours drop below 30 hours per week. Second, the guidance permits an employee to revoke a prior election to […]

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EEOC Assault of Employer Wellness Plans

December 23rd, 2014 by JBWK

The EEOC has brought its third lawsuit in recent months challenging an employer sponsored wellness program under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, asking a federal court in Minnesota to enjoin the implementation of any penalty or cost imposed on employees who decline to participate in the employer’s wellness program. In […]

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Courts Issue Troubling Rulings Involving FMLA Notices

December 23rd, 2014 by JBWK

Two recent cases involving the method for delivering FMLA notices to employees have raised significant questions for employers. In August of this year, a federal Court of Appeals found that an FMLA notice sent to an employee through the U.S. Mail provided only a weak presumption that the employee had actually received the notice, which […]

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Key Retirement Plan Limits for 2015 Announced

December 23rd, 2014 by JBWK

On October 23, 2014, the IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments to the monetary limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015. The table below lists the key 2015 limits and corresponding 2014 limits: 2015 2014 401(k)/403(b) elective deferral maximum $ 18,000 $17,500 §415 defined benefit dollar maximum $210,000 $210,000 §415 defined contribution […]

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New Veterans Reporting Rule Issued

December 23rd, 2014 by JBWK

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service issued a final rule effective October 27, 2014 revising the annual reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment and Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). Federal contractors and subcontractors now must file a new VETS-4212 report, which replaces the existing VETS-100 and VETS-100A beginning in 2015. Significantly, contractors will […]

Marriage Questioned in Guardianship Case

December 23rd, 2014 by JBWK

In Virginia, marriages that are deemed either void or voidable are defective marriages which are legal nullities. Although both void and voidable marriages are improper marriages under the law, there are distinct differences in how they are remedied. A marriage which is void is one which can never be ratified and may be dissolved by […]

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