At-Will Employment

Being an “at-will” employee means you can be terminated from your position at any point without reason. If your employer chooses to eliminate your position, they can do so without citing a cause. In other words, you could be an exemplary and accomplished employee, but that will not prevent you from being terminated.  When people first learn about at-will employment, they have a significant amount of follow-on Read More

How Virginia Handles Child Custody

Divorce is a complex and emotionally challenging process for most. In addition to splitting your assets, rebuilding yourself financially, and figuring out your new life, there is the daunting process of child custody.. Because your role as a parent will likely not end when you get divorced, you are left unsure of where your kids will be, how far from you they may live, and how much of their lives you will get to be a Read More

How Your Alimony Payments Are Determined

Alimony is also referred to as spousal support. Despite many common misconceptions, alimony is not a form of punishment, nor is it gender-specific. Either person, male or female, can pay alimony to their former spouse.  The purpose of these payments is to prevent one person from enduring an unjust financial hardship. For most marriages, it is rare for both people to make the same amount of money. One either makes Read More

Common Misunderstandings About The Fair Labor Standards Act

If you are paid with a salary, you can still get paid overtime. Think about that for a minute. Some employees say they work more than 50 hours a week. Then they add that they wish they could get overtime. And here’s the central issue: some of them can.  Are you one of these people? The Root of the Misconception  Salary is not the ultimate factor when determining if you are entitled to overtime. Though it is an Read More