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Re: “Redskins "Ambassadors" Program Walks Fine Line of Labor Laws

BOPST-- J.H. Verkerke, the UVA law professor specializing in employment regulations I quoted above, saw your comment and sent this to me an email:

Many people intuitively believe that someone can waive his/her rights under employment regulations. They think that if an employee agrees to work without pay then there’s no longer a legal problem.
The truth is that most employment regulations are non-waivable. Any agreement between the employer and employee has no effect on the rights those laws confer. In this case, the relevant law is the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (and also potentially Virginia wage and hour laws). Those statutes expressly bar agreements to waive their protection. That means a volunteer could later choose to sue for unpaid wages or the Department of Labor could initiate an enforcement action despite the volunteers’ agreement to work without pay.

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Posted by ned.oliverbbc8 on 07/10/2014 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Restaurant Opens in Gilpin Court

12 E. Charity St.

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Posted by ned.oliverbbc8 on 07/09/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “In City Bike Racks, an Opportunity For Local Employment

If you haven't seen one, this is what city bike racks, including the new, locally fabricated ones, look like: http://www.richmondgov.com/CommissionPedes…

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Posted by ned.oliverbbc8 on 06/25/2014 at 2:55 PM

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