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September 11, 2018

No matter where you live, you’ve probably seen it—highways being built, roads being repaired or widened, and massive buildings slowly growing towards the sky. It seems like many towns and cities are in a constant state of construction. The federal government funds or assists many of these construction projects, and it can be a lot to keep an eye on.

Sometimes, contractors, sub-contractors, and other parties involved in government construction can cut corners and engage in illegal behavior in an attempt to make a profit. Construction fraud can hurt the government, cost...

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July 26, 2018

Women and men should not have to deal with unwanted sexual advances, comments, or behaviors in the workplace. Unfortunately, many people suffer from a hostile or uncomfortable work environment due to sexual harassment. It is important to remember that this behavior is both unacceptable and illegal. No one should feel uncomfortable at work or be unable to advance their career due to the deplorable actions of someone else.

We have created the infographic below in order to provide a broad overview of sexual harassment in the workplace. If you have experienced sexual harassment at work,...

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March 15, 2018

If there's one simple truth about the cases our Virginia Beach airplane accident attorney handles, it's this: they are never simple. These are difficult, complicated cases.

That doesn't mean they're impossible. In fact, we have a proven track record of successfully pursuing these claims and winning the justice and compensation our clients deserve. But when it comes to proving negligence in an airplane accident case, there's no substitute for experience in your attorney.

Mr. Shoemaker understands how to investigate airplane accidents, determine who is responsible and prove...

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February 27, 2018

Non-compete agreement meeting in Hampton RoadsNon-compete clauses and other so-called restrictive covenants are growing increasingly popular with employers. This poses a challenge to the existing structure of employment law and to business law attorneys.

Why? Because these clauses aren't just growing in popularity, they're also growing in scope. It's one thing for a large defense contractor in the Hampton Roads area...

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January 05, 2018

Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience for any family. When that loss is caused by someone else’s negligence the pain can be compounded by the need for answers and the desire for justice.

Attorney James Shoemaker can help you understand your legal rights to bring the at-fault party to justice. Call today at 757-223-4580 to talk to an experienced attorney about your wrongful death case.

Wrongful Death

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November 30, 2017

Sexual HarassmentThis fall has seen an empowering movement for women who have been sexually harassed in the workplace. From revelations about the egregious conduct of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein, to the downfall of one of the most recognizable faces in network news, Matt Lauer, America has begun to see how pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace is.

The #metoo trend on social media has given victims a...

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October 30, 2017

Due to a number of high-profile cases, sexual harassment and abuse are, at long last, getting the attention they deserve. For too long, women have been forced to suffer at the hands of men, many of whom are in positions of power, facing harassment, mistreatment, and abuse that has traditionally been swept under the rug. Now, the tide seems to be turning as more and more women speak up about the abuse they have suffered.

Sadly, it would be folly to believe that the recent attention being given to this serious issue will make it easier for victims of harassment...

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October 30, 2017

Although women have made great strides toward equality in the workplace, sexual harassment and discrimination are unfortunately still fairly common. According to a recent study, one in three women has experienced sexual harassment at work, although only 29% have actually reported this harassment to a supervisor or HR. 

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment at work, don't hesitate to call James H. Shoemaker, Jr. at 757-223-4580 for a legal consultation. Mr. Shoemaker may be able to help you put a stop to your harassment and hold the...

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August 24, 2017

Drug KickbacksThe pharmaceutical industry is big business, and the stakes are high – if there's corruption in the process and a drug makes it to market when it shouldn't, innocent people can get hurt.

One of the more common forms of pharmaceutical corruption is physician kickbacks. These have been illegal since 1987, but, sadly, this doesn't mean that these kickbacks don't still occur. We know they do.

If you've gained first-hand knowledge of illegal kickbacks – defined as a...

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July 25, 2017

A wide range of workplace issues are covered by employment law, including:am I protected by employment law virginia

  • Overtime violations: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides protections against wage theft issues such as not being paid overtime, being paid less than minimum wage, or being forced to do work off the clock.
  • Racial and sexual harassment or discrimination: You have a...
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