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Fourth Circuit finds in favor of coal miner in 'mark of the beast' case

By Glenn Minnis | Jun 21, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court in Virginia has affirmed a $586,861 jury award handed to a man who says he was forced to retire from his mining job when religious principles prevented him from using a biometric hand scanner.

Ruling in exotic dancers independent contractor's case could affect other industries

By Dawn Brotherton | Jun 23, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) —The Fourth Circuit Court upheld a ruling that two Maryland dance clubs had misclassified exotic dancers as independent contractors. One attorney believes the ruling is significant for all businesses who have agreements with independent contractors.

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