Virginia Employment Lawyer – Cindra M. Dowd

Cindra M. Dowd at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. is experienced in representing employees in employment law matters and is recognized as an experienced litigator who will apply her litigation expertise to help you through your employment law issue no matter how complex or how small.

If you feel that your employer has violated that law, contact us to setup a consultation.

We can assist employees in many types of employment law, including:


Recent Employment Law News

  • Baltimore Baking Company Ordered to Pay Overtime to Delivery Workers

    What do you get when you ask employees to work overtime, refuse to pay them beyond 40 hours and require them to make deliveries in their own personal vehicles? The answer: a lawsuit. A bakery in Baltimore has been ordered to pay employees overtime for deliveries they made in their own cars beyond 40 hours Continue Reading →

  • SEC Whistleblower Tips Up 50 Percent Since 2012

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission say they have received 50 percent more tips this year when compare to fiscal year 2012. That’s more than 4,400 tips from concerned whistleblowers hoping to gain protection and award money from the SEC. 62 percent of awarded whistleblowers were current or former industry insiders, using their unique perspective Continue Reading →

  • Workers Cite Racially-Hostile Environment in Shipyard Lawsuit

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    Discriminatory hiring practices and the use of racial epithets are just some of the reasons former Norfolk shipyard employees say they have filed a lawsuit. Seventeen former employees say that Lyon Shipyard, Inc. discriminated against them based on their race. Court documents reveal that supervisors referred to African American employees using racial slurs and paid Continue Reading →

  • Roanoke Restaurant Ordered to Pay $3 Million to Workers

    Restaurant owners in Roanoke have been ordered to pay $3 million to workers they allegedly cheated out of overtime pay and tips. The three owners oversaw six Mexican restaurants and 149 past and present employees. Workers say during the period between 2012 and 2015, servers were paid only in tips and not compensated for overtime Continue Reading →

  • Whistleblower Clause Protects Food, Agricultural Workers From Retaliation

    A Food Safety Modernization Act clause will allow food and agricultural workers protection should they raise the flag on unsafe practices. Section 402 protects privately employed food and agriculture workers who take action reporting food safety concerns. Under the clause, such workers cannot be discharged or punished for their whistleblowing. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Continue Reading →