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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

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

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

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

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

How an Intervening Criminal Act Can Relieve a Defendant of Liability in a Negligence Lawsuit

Whether we are thinking about a property owner defending against a slip-and-fall claim, an insurer involved in a motor vehicle accident case or a business facing a workers’ comp claim, Read More

Jury Finds Police Did Not Use Excessive Force During Logan County Arrest

A federal jury in West Virginia has decided in favor of two Logan County police officers sued for allegedly violating a man’s civil rights by using excessive force during an Read More

Employees’ Sick Time and Family Leave Rights During COVID-19

As West Virginia continues to see rising numbers of new coronavirus cases, businesses and municipalities in the state need to be aware of their obligations regarding employee sick time and Read More

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