Virginia Workers’ Compensation Legislative Alert: Proposed Legislation 2022

Twenty proposed bills related to workers’ compensation are currently pending before the Virginia General Assembly. Read further for summaries of important proposed legislation targeting:

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Business Immigration Alert: U.S. CIS Announces H-1B Cap Registration Period Opens March 1, 2022

Employers seeking to secure an H-1B quota number must file a registration during the registration period to be eligible. To do so, please contact McCandlish Holton immigration attorney, Helen Konrad

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“U.S. CIS”) has announced that the H-1B registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern (GMT-5) on March 1 and will run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this period, employers can submit H-1B registrations using the U.S. CIS online H-1B registration system.

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Commission Further Defines What Constitutes a Compensable Injury by Accident

wORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE DIGEST | JANUARY 2022

The claim below represents another example of how the Commission is distinguishing compensable, identifiable events from non-compensable cumulative/repetitive trauma. 

INTRODUCTION

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McCandlish Holton’s Top 5 From 2021

As we prepare to welcome 2022, we revisit five memorable McCandlish Holton moments from 2021 worth sharing, celebrating and commemorating during a globally challenging year, complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is a list of inclusion, not order,  featuring our firm’s top five from 2021:

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20 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Named 2021 Virginia 'Legal Elite'

The 22nd Edition of Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite recognizes twenty McCandlish Holton attorneys in seven practice categories: Civil Litigation, Immigration, Business Law, Construction, Labor/Employment Law, Real Estate/Land Use, and Young Lawyer.

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Recent Opinion Finds Employers Responsible for Cost of FCE Impairment Rating

This Recent Opinion is a Departure

In its recent Opinion in Elliott v. Sam Green Vault Corp., JCN VA00001108316 (Oct. 5, 2021), the Commission departs from its prior rulings, with one Commissioner dissenting. 

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Cam Beck Awarded DRI’s Fred H. Sievert Award for Launching Program to Increase Diversity

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) recognized civil litigation attorney D. Cameron Beck, Jr. at their 2021 Annual meeting as recipient of the Fred H. Sievert Award. DRI has presented this award annually since 1988 in recognition of a current or former president of a state defense bar organization who has made a significant contribution towards achieving the goals and objectives of the defense bar organization.

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McCandlish Holton Ranked for 13 Practice Areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022

The 2022 Edition Ranks three practice areas for the first time

The 2022 Edition of US News – Best Lawyers® ranks thirteen McCandlish Holton PC practice areas, including three practice areas that are newly ranked:

McCandlish Holton PC received metropolitan Richmond Tier 1 ratings in three practice areas:

To be eligible for a practice area ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. In 2022, McCandlish Holton PC has 17 attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

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McCandlish Holton Mourns Governor Linwood Holton

a mentor and a moral force who radiated positive energy

McCandlish Holton mourns the loss of our friend and colleague, Linwood Holton, former governor of Virginia and civil rights champion.  Law firm Chairman Tom McCandlish sent the following message to the firm, which is a fitting tribute to a true American hero:

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Matthew Haynes Earns Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) Designation

Matthew Haynes, a Director in McCandlish Holton’s Litigation Practice Group, successfully completed the 2021 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Litigation Management Institute (LMI) in Chicago, earning the Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation. 

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