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Abandoned, Afghans Desperately Wait for News of Pending Humanitarian Parole Applications Amidst Unprecedented Levels of Poverty and Hunger

Written by: Mosal Hashimee Abandoned, Afghans Desperately Wait for News of Pending Humanitarian Parole Applications Amidst Unprecedented Levels of Poverty and Hunger Over three months ago, the world witnessed the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban for the second time in 25 years. As the U.S. expedited its evacuation of troops and personnel, Afghans desperately [...]

OSHA Releases Temporary Standard Requiring Receipt of the COVID-19 Vaccine or Weekly Testing for Employers with 100 or More Employees

Written by: Monica Munin OSHA published its highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard ("ETS" or "the standard") on November 5, 2021, mandating those private employers with 100 or more employees implement a policy that requires all employees to either receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines or submit to weekly COVID tests and wear a face covering [...]

Immigrants First Joins VF&N!

Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. is pleased to announce that Ms. Lisa Shea (formerly Lisa Johnson-Firth) and the lawyers and staff of Immigrants First, PLLC have joined our firm. Ms. Shea has focused her practice in immigration law for 20 years.  As a nationally recognized leader in immigration law, she has used her immigration expertise [...]

Part 5: Marijuana and Cannabis Laws: What became legal on July 1, 2021? What is still illegal? What will become legal in the future (and when)?

Marijuana became legal in Virginia for the first time in July 2021.  But it is not entirely unregulated; there are still laws and regulations that govern its use, gifting, growing, sales, and more. In this blog – part of Vanderpool, Frostick, & Nishanian, P.C.’s series featuring our new cannabis practice area – we explore what [...]