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01/09/2024

Thank you for the kind review, Howard! We are so glad that you felt heard, respected, and well informed.

Are you looking for legal representation? Contact us today to see if Lipp Law is a good fit!

What is Severance Law in Virginia? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 12/20/2023

Usually, Virginia employers are not legally required to pay severance, unless there is a contract or severance plan requiring them to. 💵

However, there are some best practices that businesses can use when it comes to severance agreements. Learn more in this article:

What is Severance Law in Virginia? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC Usually, Virginia employers are not legally required to pay severance, unless there is a contract or severance plan requiring them to. Severance in Virginia is usually given by an employer

12/14/2023

Wishing you a happy holidays from all of us at the Lipp Law Firm. ✨

Small Business Legal Update: The Corporate Transparency Act - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 12/12/2023

Important small business legal update! 🚨

Starting January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) requires corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships, and any other business entities that were created in the United States by filing with a secretary of state or other similar office, to report ownership information to the federal government.

Learn more about what the CTA means for your business here:

Small Business Legal Update: The Corporate Transparency Act - The Lipp Law Firm, PC What is the Corporate Transparency Act? Starting January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) requires corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships, and any other business entities that were

12/07/2023

Thank you, Amy for the kind review of Lipp Law and attorney Sarah Mugmon!

What Do You Do if Your Employees Want to Unionize? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 12/06/2023

Your employees want to unionize: now what?

A great first step is hiring experienced labor law counsel. This article outlines some things you should consider when hiring a law firm to represent you and guide you through the employee unionization process.

Read the full article here:

What Do You Do if Your Employees Want to Unionize? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC My Employees Want to Unionize. Does My Company Need a Lawyer? Yes, we recommend having a lawyer to represent your company during a unionization campaign. While it is not legally

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Lipp Law Firm!

Pay Transparency Laws - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 11/07/2023

Are you more likely to apply for a position that clearly states the pay range in the job posting? In some cases, it might be required.

A recent employment law trend is the enactment of pay transparency laws. The purpose of pay transparency laws is to try to close the wage gap that exists for women and people of color. Learn more about pay transparency in the article below.

Pay Transparency Laws - The Lipp Law Firm, PC A recent employment law trend is the enactment of pay transparency laws. The purpose of pay transparency laws is to try to close the wage gap that exists for women

2023 Employment Law Updates: Maryland - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 10/31/2023

It's Halloween, but don't be scared by the ever-evolving employment laws in Maryland, just check out this article to learn more about recent employment law updates:

2023 Employment Law Updates: Maryland - The Lipp Law Firm, PC What are the biggest 2023 employment law updates for Maryland? Read on to learn about recent 2023 Maryland employment law updates for employers and employees. The biggest 2023 Maryland employment

10/24/2023

Congratulations to Lipp Law attorneys Katie Lipp and Ryen Rasmus for being recognized as Top Attorneys 2023 by Arlington Magazine.

Katie was recognized as a top employment attorney on both the employer and employee side and Ryen was recognized as a top intellectual property attorney.

See the full list of top attorneys here: https://www.arlingtonmagazine.com/top-attorneys-arlington-2023/

2023 Employment Law Updates: District of Columbia - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 10/19/2023

Recently, the DC legislature made changes to laws regarding non-compete agreements, the DC Human Rights Act, cannabis-use for employees, and transportation benefits. If you are a DC employer, be sure to check out this article for some important updates in advance of the new year:

2023 Employment Law Updates: District of Columbia - The Lipp Law Firm, PC Workplaces in Washington, DC are subject to many employment laws. Recently, the DC legislature made changes to laws regarding non-compete agreements, the DC Human Rights Act, cannabis-use for employees, and

DC Noncompete Law - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 10/17/2023

Are non-competes dead in DC? 💀 ⚖️

Your company may not be able to enforce your non-compete in DC. Learn more about how an October 2022 law made many non-competes illegal here: https://www.lipplawfirm.com/dc-noncompete-law/

Want to know if this applies to you? Contact Lipp Law today.

DC Noncompete Law - The Lipp Law Firm, PC Are Noncompete Agreements Enforceable in Washington, DC? For many DC employees, the answer is no. On October 1, 2022, DC enacted a law making it illegal for employers to impose

10/12/2023

Thank you, Marc for the 5-star review! We are happy to refer potential clients to other attorneys if we are not the right fit. Contact us today to find out if we can help with your case.

2023 Employment Law Updates: Virginia - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 10/10/2023

Employers operating workplaces in Virginia, or with remote employees working from their Virginia residences should know these new Virginia employment laws. Get the most recent employment law updates in Virginia here:

2023 Employment Law Updates: Virginia - The Lipp Law Firm, PC Lipp Law outlines significant employment law updates applicable to Virginia workplaces below. Employers operating workplaces in Virginia, or with remote employees working from their Virginia residences should know these new

10/05/2023

Thank you, Johnny for the great review! We always strive to be friendly, courteous and knowledgable at Lipp Law.

What Do I Do if My Employer Didn't Pay Me in Virginia? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 10/03/2023

Is your Virginia employer withholding wages? If so, they could be in violation of the Virginia Wage Payment Act (VWPA). Learn more about what you can do to recover lost wages in this article from Lipp Law:

What Do I Do if My Employer Didn't Pay Me in Virginia? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC In Virginia, employers who fail to pay employees’ wages can be in violation of the Virginia Wage Payment Act (VWPA). An employee whose employer withholds wages may either pursue a

What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 08/22/2023

Do you know about the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PFWA) is a sweeping law protecting pregnant workers that had bipartisan support. It will give pregnant workers and new mothers workplace accommodations that were previously unavailable to them.

See how this could apply to your workplace and learn more here:

What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PFWA) is a sweeping law protecting pregnant workers that had bipartisan support. It will give pregnant workers and new mothers with workplace accommodations that were

08/22/2023

DC Paid Family Leave (DC PFL) is a great benefit...but are you eligible to receive it? 💵

This article outlines some of the ins and outs of DC PFL - including questions about benefits for those who work in VA, but live in DC.

Read the full article here: https://www.lipplawfirm.com/are-employees-work-in-virginia-live-in-dc-eligible-for-dc-pfl/

08/15/2023

Are you a DC employer with 20+ employees? If so, you should know about the Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2020. 🚗

This law requires certain employers to compensate employees who do not utilize or who give up free or subsidized parking benefits. Want to learn more and make sure your business is compliant? Read the full article here: https://www.lipplawfirm.com/transportation-benefits-equity-amendment-act-of-2020/

What is the Virginia Human Rights Act - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 08/08/2023

Does your business have six or more employees? If so, you should be familiar with the Virginia Human Rights Act (VHRA).

The VRHA makes it unlawful for employers or labor organizations to discriminate against individuals based on various protected characteristics, including s*x, age, and race, and was recently changed to expand employer coverage. Want to make sure your business is compliant? Contact Lipp Law today.

Learn more here:

What is the Virginia Human Rights Act - The Lipp Law Firm, PC The dynamic business world requires employers to adapt to legislative changes impacting operations, employee relations, and general business practices. A key piece of legislation affecting the business landscape in Virginia

What is a Virginia employment commission audit? - The Lipp Law Firm 08/01/2023

Has your business been subject to a Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) audit? Would you know what to do if it was?

A VEC audit serves to determine whether Virginia employers have accurately paid unemployment insurance taxes.

If you are an employer contacted by the VEC for an audit and you need assistance through the process, contact the Lipp Law Firm to help guide you.

Learn more about VEC audits here:

What is a Virginia employment commission audit? - The Lipp Law Firm Understand your rights and obligations during a VEC audit. Learn how to navigate the process and ensure compliance as a Virginia employer.

What is the fair labor standards act? - The Lipp Law Firm 07/25/2023

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and how can it impact your business?

Make sure your business is compliant on everything from exempt employees to child labor and learn more below.

What is the fair labor standards act? - The Lipp Law Firm FLSA establishes employee protections related to their wages and hours, and it dictates parameters around employing those under 18 years of age.

What is employee misclassification in Virginia? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 07/11/2023

With the recent changes in Virginia employment classification law, employees can bring a private civil action against their employers.

Employers must consult employer-focused labor lawyers to classify workers accurately per IRS guidelines to avoid civil penalties. Want to make sure your workers are properly classified? Contact us today.

Learn more about employee misclassification in VA here:

What is employee misclassification in Virginia? - The Lipp Law Firm, PC Worker misclassification occurs when employers incorrectly classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. This can...

Non-Compete Agreements - The Lipp Law Firm, PC 05/19/2023

It's no secret that courts don't like non-competes.

In Virginia, certain non-competes are unenforceable.

The higher paid you are, the more likely a non-compete will hold up in court. Not sure if your non-compete is enforceable? Learn more here:

Non-Compete Agreements - The Lipp Law Firm, PC In the Commonwealth of Virginia, non-compete agreements have long been a topic of considerable debate and scrutiny, as they often directly impact the delicate balance between an employer’s interest in protecting its business assets and an employee’s right to secure gainful employment.

05/08/2023

Lipp Law ❤️'s Educators.

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, Lipp Law is thankful for its educator clients! We are proud to represent principals, teachers, professors, and other school employees with employment law related issues.

Learn more about our offerings for educational employees here: https://www.lipplawfirm.com/lawyer/employee/education-law/

04/25/2023

Lipp Law Firm loves working with educators! Contact us today if we can help you with your case.

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04/17/2023

Congratulations to Lipp Law owner Katie Lipp for being included in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2023 class of “Influential Women of Law.”

This awards program honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system and for their clients, their commitment to their communities and their service to the profession.

Want to work with Katie? Contact her here: https://www.lipplawfirm.com/attorney-profile/kathryn-megan-lipp-esq/

03/21/2023

Thank you, Cameron for choosing Lipp Law Firm to represent you!

03/10/2023

Our next featured attorney is Ryen Rasmus. Ryen was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and started working for his family's small business at a very young age.

After attending college and law school at William & Mary and clerking for the Norfolk Circuit Court, he returned to the DMV to continue working with the family business and hundreds of other companies and entrepreneurs as a corporate, employment, and intellectual property lawyer with the Lipp Law Firm.

Ryen is grateful for the firm's support of his work with youth-positive charities, and loves reading old cookbooks in his free time.

With a focus on getting the best results in the most straightforward manner, Ryen specializes in:
- Business formations
- Corporate and employment law compliance
- Trademark registrations
- Mergers and acquisitions

Learn more about and contact Ryen here: https://www.lipplawfirm.com/attorney-profile/ryen-rasmus-esq/

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