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June 26, 2020

Virginia Beach employment law attorney

Employment law covers a range of issues relating to the employer-employee relationship. State and federal employment laws provide protections for employees, which means that you have recourse if your rights are violated.

It can be intimidating to stand up to your employer; you may fear retaliation or termination and may be hesitant to take action. However, when you hold a company...

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April 26, 2020

man with whistleblower signWhistleblowers take a big risk when exposing fraudulent activities of companies. Retaliation against whistleblowers is prohibited, but this doesn’t prevent companies from taking improper actions. To protect yourself as a whistleblower, you need an experienced lawyer who understands your rights and how to protect you from illegal retaliation.

Attorney James H. Shoemaker, Jr. has been protecting whistleblowers and...

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April 20, 2020

Employer and employerNon-compete agreements are becoming increasingly common between employers and employees, especially among the federal contractors of northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. These contracts govern the terms of your work with your employer. They also affect your future job prospects.

While companies naturally want to protect their trade secrets and ideas, many non-compete agreements can be overly restrictive, meaning they limit the employee’...

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April 08, 2020

Business man hands packet containing contract and cash bribe to another man.Not unlike any other business, the government purchases or “procures” billions of dollars-worth of goods and services from private contractors to keep its operations running. These procurements can include everything from fighter jets and new bridges to printers and paper clips. Unfortunately, dishonest contractors find numerous ways to defraud the government during its process of procuring goods and services. This is called...

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March 24, 2020

Business man pocketing money and laughingDefense contractor fraud can cost United States taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Worse yet, this illegal and unethical behavior endangers the safety of our troops in the name of profit, something that is both egregious and unacceptable. If you are aware of defense contractor fraud, you have an obligation and a duty to blow the whistle.

What Does Defense Contractor Fraud Look Like?

Examples of...

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March 05, 2020

Man accepting job after security clearanceFor many federal employees, military personnel, and government contractors, a security clearance is a vital part of their lives. Security clearances allow people to perform the essential functions of their jobs and advance in their careers. Obtaining them is an exhaustive process that requires paperwork, background checks, and more.

Acquiring more advanced security clearances necessitates even more detailed investigations. Being...

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January 22, 2020

Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal at the state and federal levels, as is retaliation against an employee who reports such misconduct. Unfortunately, the law does not stop offenders from persisting with inappropriate behaviors, and termination and discrimination are common tactics of employers facing allegations of workplace sexual harassment.

While it can be uncomfortable to speak out about being sexually harassed at work, it is important to do so. Sexual harassers need to be held accountable, as do employers who allow a culture of sexual harassment. Experienced employment...

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November 07, 2019

Pharmaceutical fraud can have devastating effects on patients and their loved ones. From off-label marketing to falsifying study outcomes, pharmaceutical fraud causes vulnerable people to suffer while corrupt companies see their profits soar. Choosing to stand up against these powerful companies is a noble endeavor but not one you want to face alone.

Pharmaceutical fraud lawyer, James H. Shoemaker, is well-versed in whistleblower protections and processes related to exposing corruption in the pharmaceutical industry. He will work diligently to fight retaliation against you and pursue...

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October 24, 2019

whistleblower textWhistleblowers discover corporate corruption and take action to hold the company accountable. This is a brave and commendable decision, as it comes with the risk of the corporation retaliating against you.

When you decide to take the risk of retaliatory actions because you know that reporting the fraud is the right thing to do, you need whistleblower attorney James H. Shoemaker on your side. Mr. Shoemaker...

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