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“Complying with the ELD Mandate,” Seminars Sponsored by Setliff Law

  Nearly every commercial truck driver currently required to keep a paper log must start using electronic logs by December 2017.  Motor carriers are required to ensure that their vehicles are equipped with compliant electronic logging devices (ELDs). The Virginia Trucking Association is hosting seminars detailing what the ELD regulations are and what steps companies […]

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Congratulations! Setliff Law is listed as one of America’s “Best Law Firms” for 2017!

(November 2016) RICHMOND, VA — Once again, Setliff Law has received national and regional recognition as one of America’s best law firms by U.S. News & World Report, one of the nation’s leading ranking sources, and Best Lawyers, a leading surveyor of lawyers and law firms worldwide. This year the firm is ranked nationally in […]

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Overtime Rule Blocked by Texas Court

Just 10 days before the December 1, 2016 effective date, a Federal Judge in Texas delayed implementation of the new Department of Labor’s federal overtime rule. Twenty-one states filed an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction in October to halt the rule, claiming that the DOL exceeded its authority by doubling the salary threshold and […]

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Furgurson scores a victory in Virginia Supreme Court

Ryan Furgurson recently scored a victory for Virginia employers in the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Ryan represented The Salvation Army, who was (falsely) accused of terminating the plaintiff’s employment for refusing to engage in a relationship with her supervisor.  The plaintiff alleged that she was fired for refusal to engage in a criminal act in […]

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LEGAL UPDATE: 7th Circuit Upholds ELD Mandate

On October 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the electronic logging device mandate. This decision serves to further confirm that the seemingly inevitable mandate will remain on course to take effect on December 10, 2017.  In denying OOIDA’s claim, the Court […]

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Revised Waivers Issued for Carriers Transporting Gasoline and Petroleum Products

On September 16, Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in order to allow for a state response to prevent gasoline shortages following the temporary shutdown of Colonial Pipeline’s main lines in Shelby County, Alabama.   The declaration waived certain state and federal regulations limiting the number of hours motor fuel carrier drivers can drive […]

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Firm attorneys named to 2017 Best Lawyers List

Setliff Law would like to congratulate the following attorneys for being selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  John K. Burke, Jr.: Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law – *Lawyer of the Year (Richmond) Litigation – Real Estate Greg Holland: Insurance Law Mass Tort Litigation/Class […]

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Electronic Logging Mandate for trucking industry begins this December

Nearly every commercial truck driver currently required to keep a paper log must start using electronic logs by December 2017.  Motor carriers are required to ensure that their vehicles are equipped with compliant electronic logging devices (ELDs). Setliff Law is partnering with The Virginia Trucking Association to host several seminars to educate the industry as […]

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New Overtime Rule for the Trucking Industry

On May 18, 2016, the US Department of Labor released its much-anticipated rule that raises the white collar overtime exemption threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new regulations take effect on December 1, 2016. The FLSA provides an overtime exemption for commercial drivers of trucks and buses because Congress delegated their wage […]

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Professional Truck Drivers Encourage Safe Driving this July 4th Holiday

Richmond, Va. – Today, the Virginia Trucking Association joined the American Trucking Associations and America’s Road Team Captains in turning attention to highway safety in anticipation of a busy 4th of July holiday.  AAA projects a record number of Virginians will travel to celebrate Independence Day this year. The exact prediction, 1,181,377, is up 1.4% from last […]

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