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Bean, Kinney & Korman embraces a culture of service to its clients, its community and its profession. As a full-service, multi-disciplinary law firm, our attorneys provide versatile and experienced legal counsel to business and individual clients throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and other jurisdictions throughout the country from our offices in Arlington, Virginia.

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John G. Kelly


John Kelly is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman and focuses his practice on general corporate law and real property law, including commercial real estate leasing, financing and...

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LATEST NEWS / June 1, 2023

Holidays and Calculating FMLA Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around for about 30 years. It is straightforward in its purpose: to provide eligible employees with unpaid leave to bond with a newborn, newly adopted, or newly placed child, care for a seriously ill child, spouse, or parent, or to care for their own serious health condition, without fear of losing… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 30, 2023

The Complexities of Elder Law: A Guide for Seniors and Their Families

Navigating the complexities of elder law is crucial for seniors and their families. Understanding the unique aspects of this legal field can help protect the interests and well-being of older adults. This guide aims to provide an overview of the various areas of elder law and help families make informed decisions. Elder law is a specialized field of legal practice… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 15, 2023

Remote Work Revolution: Legal Challenges and Telecommuting

The so-called “remote work revolution” has transformed the way we work, with telecommuting becoming the new norm for many businesses in Virginia. As employers and employees adapt to this change, it is essential to understand the employment law challenges that come with remote work. In this blog, we will explore the legal implications of telecommuting, discussing topics like wage and… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 18, 2023

Representations and Warranties in M&A Transactions: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Deal Value

In the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), representations and warranties are the backbone of a successful transaction. They are designed to protect both the buyer and the seller by allocating risks and ensuring that the deal value is maximized. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of representations and warranties in M&A agreements and provide some strategies… Read more
LATEST NEWS / May 3, 2023

Fair Use or Foul Play? Navigating the Complexities of Copyright Fair Use in the Digital Age

In today's digital landscape, the concept of fair use in copyright law has become increasingly critical for businesses and individuals alike. The line between permissible use and infringement can be blurry, making it essential to understand the intricacies of fair use to avoid potential legal ramifications. Fair use is a legal doctrine that allows limited use of copyrighted material without… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 11, 2023

Elon Musk’s “What Not to Do” Moments – Part 4:  Racial Discrimination by Supervisors Should Never be Tolerated!

Recently, in Elon Musk’s “what not to do moments,” Part 3, I blogged about a series of tweets by Musk back in May 2018, that an administrative law judge of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded had created an “unlawful threat” under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) because Tesla employees could reasonably have concluded from the tweets that… Read more
LATEST NEWS / March 24, 2023

Virginia Supreme Court Voids Fairfax County’s New Zoning Ordinance

On March 23, 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) approved a comprehensive update and modernization - the “Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project (“ZMOD”) - of the County’s Zoning Ordinance. At that time, the Board was utilizing special electronic meeting rules so that it could conduct public business necessary to continuation of government during the COVID-19 Emergency (these meeting… Read more
LATEST NEWS / April 6, 2023

Elon Musk’s “What Not to Do” Moments – Part 3:  Just Say No to Twitter!

Elon Musk has become a treasure trove of “what not to do moments” on Twitter for U.S. employers. Recently I blogged about Musk’s twitter exchange dust up with Haraldur Thorleifsson, a disabled Twitter employee, with Musk appearing to question whether Thorleifsson was disabled and to criticize his work ethic. Musk subsequently apologized to Thorleifsson, claiming that he had been given… Read more
LATEST NEWS / March 20, 2023

FTC Votes to Extend Public Comment Period for Proposed Ban on Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently voted to extend the public comment period for its proposed new rule to ban employers from imposing non-competes on their workers. The public comment period was extended by the FTC for 30 days, until April 19, 2023. Originally the public comment deadline had been March 20, 2023. The proposed rule has prompted more than… Read more
LATEST NEWS / March 13, 2023

Elon Musk’s “What Not to Do” Moments, Part 2: Don’t Forget to Tell Your Employees That They Have Been Terminated!

In Part 1 of Elon Musk’s “what not to do” employment law moments, I wrote about the possible legal risks of a disparate treatment or hostile work environment employment discrimination claim that can arise under the ADA or Title VII when an employer makes disparaging and insensitive comments about an employee’s protected characteristics. In Musk’s case, he recently engaged in… Read more
LATEST NEWS / March 9, 2023

Elon Musk’s “What Not to Do” Moment: Don’t Insult Your Disabled Employees on Twitter!

As a management-side employment law attorney, I spend much of my time advising employers on how to comply with the ADA’s disability accommodations requirements, no easy task, often using examples of what they should avoid. Thank you, Elon Musk, for providing a stark example this week with tweets  that were publicly dismissive of Haraldur Thorleifsson, a disabled Twitter worker. Musk’s… Read more
LATEST NEWS / March 8, 2023

Equal Pay and Your Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Equal Pay Day was originated in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to highlight the gap between men’s and women’s wages. The next Equal Pay Day is March 14, 2023. It symbolizes how far into 2023 women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Equal pay and pay equality have been exceptionally hot topics… Read more
LATEST NEWS / February 24, 2023

NLRB Changes Rules for Employee Severance Agreements

On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a significant decision in McLaren Macomb, ruling that an employer may not offer employee severance agreements containing broad confidentiality and non-disparagement restrictions because such restrictions amount to an impermissible waiver of the employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). McLaren Macomb reverses the Trump-era NLRB precedent set… Read more

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