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The Stakes for Misclassifiying an “Employee” as an “Independent Contractor” Have Increased: A Reminder of the How and Why to Properly Classify all Workers.

by on September 22, 2017
The Stakes for Misclassifiying an “Employee” as an “Independent Contractor” Have Increased: A Reminder of the How and Why to Properly Classify all Workers.

Certainly, as an employer, you know it is important to properly classify those working for you as either independent contractors or employees. But did you know that more is riding on that classification than just abiding by federal and state tax laws? If a worker is your employee, you are responsible for paying Social Security, […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Rules Landowners Had Vested Right to Use Property in Violation of Locality’s Zoning Ordinance

by on September 21, 2017
Virginia Supreme Court Rules Landowners Had Vested Right to Use Property in Violation of Locality’s Zoning Ordinance

On August 31, 2017, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that landowners who were issued a Zoning Certificate of Compliance from the Richmond County Zoning Administrator had obtained a vested right to use a garage approved by that certificate, even though the approved structure violated the County’s Zoning Ordinance. Bd. of Supervisors of Richmond Cty. v. […]

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The Envision Loudoun Comprehensive Plan Update

by on September 21, 2017
The Envision Loudoun Comprehensive Plan Update

The Envision Loudoun Comprehensive Plan review and update continues along the course set forth in the plan charter adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2016. The plan process includes extensive community participation. The Round 1 Listening and Learning Workshops were held in January 2017 and the Round 2 Envision the Future Workshops were held […]

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Around Prince William County

by on September 21, 2017
Around Prince William County

The Prince William land use team wants to provide an update on happenings around Prince William County including the initiation of small area plans and recent entitlement approvals. Small Area Plans The Prince William Board of County Supervisors initiated an update to the County’s Comprehensive Plan, which includes the creation of small area plans. The […]

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Kaiser Permanente Approval in Haymarket

by on September 21, 2017
Kaiser Permanente Approval in Haymarket

Pete Dolan and Jessica Pfeiffer in the Firm’s Prince William Office worked with the landowner, Gene Siegel with Landservices, Inc., to obtain a proffer amendment approval to allow for Kaiser Permanente’s proposed medical office building. The approximately 35,000-square-foot building will be located on Heathcote Boulevard near its intersection with Route 15. This new building, not […]

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A Sneak Peek at The St. James Indoor Sports Complex

by on September 21, 2017
A Sneak Peek at The St. James Indoor Sports Complex

The St. James, a highly anticipated 450,000-square-foot mega sports complex, will open its doors in September 2018. The indoor complex, located near the intersection of I-395 and I-495 in Fairfax County, will offer a combination of sports and wellness venues and programming, lifestyle amenities, and family-centered activities the likes of which have not been seen […]

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Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2018

by on September 21, 2017
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh is proud to announce that 11 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. The attorneys who were recognized by Best Lawyers® and their areas of recognition are: Martin D. “Art” Walsh: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely […]

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Employee Spotlight

by on September 21, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Caroline Herre, who joined the firm this past July, works as a Land Use Planner in the Arlington office. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked as a summer intern at the District of Columbia Office of Planning. As a summer intern, she worked with the Citywide planning team, researched the financial feasibility of mixed-use […]

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Panda Stonewall Energy Facility Operational in Loudoun County

by on July 18, 2017
Panda Stonewall Energy Facility Operational in Loudoun County

Loudoun Office Managing Shareholder Randy Minchew and Senior Land Use Planner Kimberlee Hise (f/k/a Cummings) were involved from start to finish in the development of a natural gas–fueled 778-megawatt combined-cycle generating station that became operational in late May. They assisted our client, Green Energy Partners, from initial planning and land acquisition, through feasibility, zoning, utility […]

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Fairfax Approves Fine Arts Academy in Culturally Sensitive Location

by on July 18, 2017
Fairfax Approves Fine Arts Academy in Culturally Sensitive Location

On June 6, 2017, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a rezoning and special exception request submitted by Scimores Academy, LLC, to allow construction of the Floris Conservatory for the Fine Arts at the intersection of Centreville Road and West Ox Road south of the Town of Herndon. The approval comes […]

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