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August 2014 Archives

The Impact of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in West Virginia

The Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby established that closely-held corporations can both hold and exert religious beliefs. In Burwell, the Court ruled 5-4 that Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood Specialties, and any other closely held corporations could be exempted from provisions regarding contraceptive coverage in the Affordable Care Act, due to the companies' beliefs, despite filings by the contraceptive manufactures whose products were in question, that some of the contraceptives covered caused abortions.

Which State's Employment Rules Apply in Telecommuting Relationships?

Work relationships are evolving in the digital age, and so is the employment law that governs them. When you're telecommuting, you may talk to or interact with people daily and yet have never met them in person. So what happens if you have a dispute with your employer and they are in another state?