We are pleased to announce that Ray Hogge has been named by CoVaBIZ magazine as a 2021 “Top Lawyer” in labor and employment law. Click here to view the 2021 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia 2021 edition of CoVaBIZ magazine.
We are pleased to announce that Ray Hogge has been recognized by his peers in the December 2020 issue of Virginia Business magazine as a member of the “Legal Elite” in labor and employment law. Virginia Business magazine, in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, asked approximately seven thousand lawyers across Virginia to nominate lawyers they considered “elite” in twenty categories, including labor and employment law. Click here to view the December 2020 list of Legal Elite and here to view the list of Legal Elite in labor and employment law.
Can employers require a COVID vaccination to work? Hampton Roads employment lawyer weighs in (13NewsNow December 15, 2020)
A Message of Support from Ray Hogge to All Law Enforcement Officers and Police / Sheriff Departments
At this time when countless valiant law enforcement officers are under unjustified and irrational attack, we at Hogge Law want to make our position clear. We value you. We believe in you. We support you. And we will defend you against false and malicious accusations of misconduct, especially ones involving baseless allegations of racial bias. If you are wrongly accused, we invite you to contact us. We can and will help.
Mark Your Calendar and attend the "FLSA: New Updates" webinar on February 11, 2020 at half price through our website
We are pleased to announce that visitors to VirginiaLaborLaw.com and HoggeLaw.com can receive a fifty percent discount on the "FLSA: New Updates" live webinar to be presented by Lorman Education Services on February 11, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. The webinar, taught by attorney Ray Hogge, will cover the important Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations recently issued by the United States Department of Labor, which went into effect on January 1, 2020. To learn more about the webinar, and to register for it at the reduced rate, please visit the Lorman Education Services website by clicking here.
Now Available: PowerPoint Presentation "Federal Agency EEO Investigation - Developing the Factual Record."
We are pleased to make available our PowerPoint Presentation "Federal Agency EEO Investigation - Developing the Factual Record." This presentation discusses development of an impartial and appropriate factual record in federal agency EEO investigations in accordance with EEOC Management Directive 110 (2015) Chapter 6. It is provided at no charge. Click the link above to download the presentation.
Sooner or later, every organization receives a complaint of workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. It may be an internal complaint from a current employee who feels her supervisor is sexually harassing her. It may be a charge of discrimination from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed by an unsuccessful job applicant who claims he was wrongfully denied employment because of his race. It may be a federal lawsuit brought by an employee who claims he was discharged in retaliation for opposing disability discrimination. When this happens, it is imperative that the employer investigate the complaint. Such an investigation, however, must be conducted properly, because an improper investigation can hinder the handling and defense of claims and can lead to legal liability even if the complaint being investigated was unfounded. Conducting an appropriate EEO investigation is a skill which requires knowledge and training.
Amediate LLC is a provider of human resource management services, including training in conducting workplace EEO investigations. Its next program will be conducted February 25 to 28, 2019, in Norfolk, Virginia. The presenters at that program will include labor and employment law attorney Ray Hogge and EEOC investigator Michael Johnson. The program meets the 32-hour initial investigator training requirement, and the 8-hour continuing investigator training requirement, under EEOC Management Directive 110. To find out more about the program or to register, click here or contact Amediate LLC.
Because executives are in high demand, organizations must offer them attractive compensation packages. Salary is important, but is only one of many forms of compensation executives typically are offered. Some other forms of compensation can be straightforward, but others can be complex and involve important legal and tax considerations. It is imperative that the executive hiring authority in any organization, as well as the executive, understand the fundamentals of executive compensation, since executives typically are employed under written employment contracts and compensation plans which must correctly reflect the compensation being provided to the executive.
Lorman Education Services will present a live webinar, Fundamentals of Executive Compensation, on January 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time), which will provide an introduction to important issues in the design and administration of executive employment compensation agreements and plans, to enable organizations and executives to navigate the complex world of executive compensation. Ray Hogge will be the instructor. The webinar is designed for human resource managers, payroll professionals, benefits administrators, business owners and managers, CFOs and controllers, and attorneys. To register for the webinar, visit the Lorman Education Services website at www.lorman.com, or click here to go to the webinar page.
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How to Conduct a Lawful Workplace Investigation (pdf)
How to Conduct an Employment Law Audit (PowerPoint)
Retaliation Claims - What They Are and How to Prevent Them (pdf)
Managing the Risks of Wrongful Discharge Claims (PowerPoint)
Negotiating Separation (Severance) Agreements (pdf)