We are pleased to announce that the Labor and Employment team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been recognized as practice leaders in Immigration and Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense by The Legal 500. Eleven individual lawyers on HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment and Immigration Team also were acknowledged.
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP partners Deidre DuncanAmber Rogers and Emily Burkhardt Vicente were named among Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2020 Women Worth Watching®. The honorees, whose profiles will appear in the journal’s summer issue, represent women executives from nonprofit, corporate and government sectors whose accomplishments and contributions have broken new ground.

The new Democratic majority in the Virginia General Assembly wasted no time in passing numerous pieces of legislation that will change dramatically the landscape of Virginia labor and employment law and increase employer’s compliance burden and litigation dockets. Please join us for an informative and interactive discussion of these changes.
Continue Reading You’re Invited: Brave New World – A Review of Virginia’s New Labor and Employment Laws and How They Will Change the Game for Virginia Employers

Workers’ compensation provides the exclusive remedy for injuries and illness that employees suffer arising out of and within the course of their employment.  In the early stages of this pandemic, work-related travel to high impact countries or work-related exposure in a case that was being tracked by public health authorities provided support for work-related exposure.  In health care settings, work-related exposure will likely be established when exposure to infected patients occurs.  But in other settings and as the diseases spreads in the United States, the analysis about whether an illness is covered by workers’ compensation will be more difficult.
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Congratulations to Los Angeles Labor & Employment partner Roland Juarez, who has been named one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Minority Attorneys.  According to the LABJ, the recognition is awarded to attorneys who are “…particularly impactful and…maintain the highest professional and ethical standards.” Roland previously was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Top Litigator & Trial Lawyer in 2019.
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A Texas judge has ruled that Hunton Andrews Kurth is entitled to coverage from Great Northern Insurance Co., a unit of Chubb, Ltd. (“Chubb”), for losses its predecessor firm suffered when Hurricane Harvey closed its Houston office and disrupted business in 2017. The decision illustrates that law firms, like businesses in virtually every other economic sector, including the labor and employment industries, are susceptible to widespread damage caused by storms and other natural disasters.  The decision also stands as a reminder that businesses must be ready to enforce their right to receive the benefit of their insurance when a covered loss occurs.
Continue Reading Hunton Insurance Team Wins Summary Judgment on Firm’s Own Hurricane Harvey Business Income Loss