James H. Shoemaker, Jr. Blog

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June 22, 2017

While civil rights and societal acceptance have come a long way over the years for women and minorities, workplace discrimination is unfortunately still much more common than it should be. Employees might be discriminated against on the basis of:employment discrimination attorney virginia

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Disability

Women may also be discriminated...

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May 27, 2017

Tipped Employee OvertimeCalculating what overtime pay you might be entitled to as a tipped employee requires taking into account your employer’s tip credit, which is your employer’s credit against its minimum wage obligation to you.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), tipped employees are those who customarily receive tips and regularly earn more than $30 each month in tips, including workers such as:

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May 01, 2017

Noncompete employment contractNoncompete agreements or clauses are often part of an employment contract. As with any contract, you should review its meaning and potential impact on your future career with an attorney before signing anything.

Companies generally use noncompete agreements to prevent employees from leaving the company and immediately taking their experience and knowledge to a competitor. However, a company cannot...

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May 01, 2017

Salaried Employee OvertimeTrying to understand whether you should be receiving overtime pay for working long hours can be confusing when you are a salaried employee. James Shoemaker, an experienced overtime lawyer can help make that process easier.

For salary workers, three factors determine whether you are exempt from overtime pay:

  1. Are you paid more than $455 each week ($23,660 each year)?
  2. Is your salary fixed and not subject to reduction for quality or quantity...
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March 23, 2017

Knowing exactly what Medicare and Medicaid fraud is can be a challenge. There are many intricacies to the federal insurance programs that, sometimes, only an experienced litigator can understand. However, if you believe a company or individual is committing fraud against these federal healthcare programs, it's important to speak up and find a lawyer that can help you. Check out our new slideshare that discusses Medicare/Medicaid fraud, and how a Medicare/Medicaid fraud attorney can help you.

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February 24, 2017

Virginia Beach employment law attorneyWhen you agree to work for any employer, you are entering a mutual agreement under the assumption that you will be treated fairly and with respect. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. As an employee, it's important to know that you have rights. If you or another coworker experienced a workplace violation, or you experienced something that didn't feel quite right, an employment law...

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June 07, 2016

We welcome you to the new website for whistleblower attorney James H. Shoemaker. And you've reached one of the most important areas of our new site: our blog.

We'll use this space to:

  • Answer some common questions about our practice and relevant areas of law
  • Discuss new developments in our fields of law, including current events and breaking news stories
  • Share important information about our firm and how we help our clients

We look forward to filling this blog with interesting stories that will speak to the issues affecting you and your family...

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