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New Merit Systems Protection Board Appointee – FAQ Friday

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President Trump recently appointed Andrew Maunz as a new board member to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB is a judicial agency in the Executive branch that is responsible for adjudicating federal employee appeals and accessing the merit of personnel management actions (MSPB.gov). Employment law attorney Andrea Downing discusses how the new MSPB appointment will impact previously filed and future federal employment appeals in this week’s FAQ Friday.

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The Legal Consequences of Sexting – FAQ Friday

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In this digital day and age, almost every teenager has a smartphone — and whether they’re texting, tweeting, or snapchatting there’s a permanent record of all their digital communications. Criminal defense attorney Rebecca Wade discusses the potential legal consequences of sexting in this week’s FAQ Friday.

Often when teens text, the conversations become flirtatious, romantic or even sexual. “Kids are doing a lot of sexting,” says

Aging in the Right Place: Plan Now for a Happier Tomorrow

The New York Times says the new catch phrase about retirement is “aging in the right place.”

In an insightful new article, the Times says those considering retirement need to take a close look at where they do it, and how that place fits into their retirement plans. Estate planning attorneys Foster Friedman and Gretchyn Meinken say careful estate planning helps lead to a happy future.

Contact Foster or Gretchyn with any estate planning questions.

Common Alcohol-Related Charges – FAQ Friday

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It’s no coincidence that holidays like New Years, 4th of July, and St. Patrick’s Day have statistically higher instances of arrest compared to the rest of the year. The common denominator? Alcohol consumption. With big St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up tomorrow, criminal defense attorney Rebecca Wade discusses how belligerent behavior could lead to charges that have serious lifetime consequences.

Some of the most common alcohol-related

Recording Instances of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – FAQ Friday

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While recording instances of sexual harassment at work might seem like a great way to prove inappropriate conduct, it’s important to recognize that recordings could also work against you in court. Employment law attorney Andrea Downing discusses the potential consequences of violating employer recording policies in a sexual harassment case in this week’s FAQ Friday.

Although it’s legal in Virginia to

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Part 2 – FAQ Friday

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Employment law attorney Andrea Downing delves further into what constitutes sexual harassment in this week’s FAQ Friday.

Is same-sex sexual harassment in the workplace actionable?

Sexual harassment is not limited to a man harassing a woman or a woman harassing a man. “A man can have a claim of sexual harassment if another man is sexually harassing him,” Downing explains. “As can a woman if another woman is harassing her.” What really matters is

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – FAQ Friday

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Sexual harassment is a serious and prevalent issue that can create a toxic and unsafe work environment. Employment law attorney Andrea Downing discusses sexual harassment in the workplace and how to document these incidents in this week’s FAQ Friday.

What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace?

Downing explains that sexual harassment in the workplace can range from sexual assault to a series of frequent inappropriate comments or events. “One-time incidents may

New Merit Systems Protection Board Appointee – FAQ Friday

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President Trump recently appointed Andrew Maunz as a new board member to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB is a judicial agency in the Executive branch that is responsible for adjudicating federal employee appeals and accessing the merit of personnel management actions (MSPB.gov). Employment law attorney Andrea Downing discusses how the new MSPB appointment will impact previously filed and future federal employment appeals in this week’s FAQ Friday.

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The Legal Consequences of Sexting – FAQ Friday

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In this digital day and age, almost every teenager has a smartphone — and whether they’re texting, tweeting, or snapchatting there’s a permanent record of all their digital communications. Criminal defense attorney Rebecca Wade discusses the potential legal consequences of sexting in this week’s FAQ Friday.

Often when teens text, the conversations become flirtatious, romantic or even sexual. “Kids are doing a lot of sexting,” says

Aging in the Right Place: Plan Now for a Happier Tomorrow

The New York Times says the new catch phrase about retirement is “aging in the right place.”

In an insightful new article, the Times says those considering retirement need to take a close look at where they do it, and how that place fits into their retirement plans. Estate planning attorneys Foster Friedman and Gretchyn Meinken say careful estate planning helps lead to a happy future.

Contact Foster or Gretchyn with any estate planning questions.

Common Alcohol-Related Charges – FAQ Friday

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It’s no coincidence that holidays like New Years, 4th of July, and St. Patrick’s Day have statistically higher instances of arrest compared to the rest of the year. The common denominator? Alcohol consumption. With big St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up tomorrow, criminal defense attorney Rebecca Wade discusses how belligerent behavior could lead to charges that have serious lifetime consequences.

Some of the most common alcohol-related

Recording Instances of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – FAQ Friday

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While recording instances of sexual harassment at work might seem like a great way to prove inappropriate conduct, it’s important to recognize that recordings could also work against you in court. Employment law attorney Andrea Downing discusses the potential consequences of violating employer recording policies in a sexual harassment case in this week’s FAQ Friday.

Although it’s legal in Virginia to

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Part 2 – FAQ Friday

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Employment law attorney Andrea Downing delves further into what constitutes sexual harassment in this week’s FAQ Friday.

Is same-sex sexual harassment in the workplace actionable?

Sexual harassment is not limited to a man harassing a woman or a woman harassing a man. “A man can have a claim of sexual harassment if another man is sexually harassing him,” Downing explains. “As can a woman if another woman is harassing her.” What really matters is

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – FAQ Friday

Featured Video Play Icon

Sexual harassment is a serious and prevalent issue that can create a toxic and unsafe work environment. Employment law attorney Andrea Downing discusses sexual harassment in the workplace and how to document these incidents in this week’s FAQ Friday.

What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace?

Downing explains that sexual harassment in the workplace can range from sexual assault to a series of frequent inappropriate comments or events. “One-time incidents may