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When Can an Employer Request a Second Opinion Certification for an Employee’s FMLA Request?

The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) gives employees of many organizations the right to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a new child, to deal with Read More

Will Increased Use of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Everyday Items Increase Injury Litigation?

Lithium-ion batteries are found in everyday items like cell phones, laptops, vaping devices and power tools. They offer high power and long life, some lasting for several years. They are Read More

Revised WV Consumer Credit Law Allows Damages for Frivolous Claims, Expands Attorneys’ Fees

West Virginia has enacted important business-friendly revisions of the state’s principal consumer protection law. The amended law provides ways for defendant businesses to limit exposure to attorneys’ fee awards and Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Qualified Immunity for Police in Shooting Cases

Over the past few months, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings that confirmed the vitality of the doctrine of qualified immunity—a doctrine that recognizes that police sometimes face difficult Read More

Immigration Considerations for Employers Hiring Foreign Workers

Businesses in West Virginia sometimes find themselves trying to fill jobs for which local workers are in short supply. Hiring workers from abroad on a temporary or permanent basis can Read More

What Foreign College Applicants Need to Know About Student Visas

In 2020, shutdowns in government services related to the COVID-19 pandemic triggered an 87 percent drop in visas granted to international students. But now, as U.S. consulates and embassies in Read More

What Businesses Should Be Thinking About as the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Approaches

Companies with 100 or more employees will soon be required to mandate that employees either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Read More

New West Virginia Ban on Transgender Athletes Challenged in Court

A new law restricting transgender athletes from playing in school sports in West Virginia has already met its first court challenge. A few weeks after Governor Jim Justice signed the Read More

Who’s in Charge of Police Oversight? A New Municipal Review Board Faces Challenges

Following nationwide protests over police misconduct, the Morgantown, West Virginia city council passed an ordinance creating an advisory board to review its police department’s hiring, firing and conduct policies. But Read More

West Virginia’s New View of Independent Contractors

Employers often ask about what defines an employee versus an independent contractor. A new West Virginia statute offers greater clarity on the differences between each of these categories of workers. The Read More

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