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Virginia Employment Law Blog

Eric Paltell has created a Virginia Employment Law blog at http://www.kollmanlaw.com/category/virginia-employment-law.  Eric’s blog provides updates on new developments in labor and employment law throughout Virginia.

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Jane Dittmar Receives CABA Liberty Bell Award

Jane Dittmar Receives CABA Liberty Bell Award

On April 30th Jane Dittmar who is both a principal and mediator with Positive Solutions Group, received the Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association’s (CABA) Liberty Bell Award. The award was given during CABA’s Law Day Celebration, an annual day of recognition observed on May 1st that reflects on the role of law in the foundation of the country and recognizes its importance for society. The Liberty Bell Award was presented to Dittmar after an address by Judge Cheryl Higgins. The award is conveyed to a non-lawyer who promotes a better understanding of the Constitution, encourages respect...

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Why It Makes Sense to Mediate Employment Disputes

Eric Paltell, Esquire Positive Solutions Group Charlottesville. Virginia Workplace disputes are some of the most emotionally volatile claims that make their way into the legal system.  An employee who believes that he or she has been wronged by their employer’s action is angry and hurt, much as a jilted spouse is enraged by the actions of their soon-to-be ex-husband or wife.  For the employee, not only is their economic well-being dependent upon their job; their self-esteem and social network may be intertwined with their workplace. On the employer side, a frustrated supervisor or company...

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Phil LaMar Speaks at Blue Ridge Mountain Rotary Club

Phil LaMar Speaks at Blue Ridge Mountain Rotary Club

At the Blue Ridge Mountain Rotary Club’s meeting Wednesday January 13, 2016, Positive Solutions Group’s Mediator, Phil LaMar, addressed the Club at its breakfast meeting at FCC. Phil told Club members: what mediation is, how it works, why it works and how using it would benefit them.

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