Webinar

What Virginia Employers Need to Know to Navigate the New Employee-Friendly Laws in the Commonwealth - FordHarrison Complimentary Webinar

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Date   Jul 15, 2020
Time   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Recorded: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

About the Program
After years of being known as an employer-friendly state, Virginia legislature has passed a number of new laws vastly expanding employee rights and remedies in the Commonwealth. As of July 1, 2020, Virginia employees have numerous new protections in the areas of employment discrimination, independent contractor classification, non-compete agreements, wage payment, and whistleblower protection. These laws will transform employment litigation in the Commonwealth as the new legislation provides powerful new protections for Virginia employees. After decades of litigating employment cases in federal court under laws that capped damages, plaintiffs will be seeking unlimited compensatory damages in the state courts. Combined with state court judges’ reluctance to grant summary judgment and the lack of state employment cases to follow, these new laws will inevitably result in costly trials. We are here to help you avoid the pitfalls associated with the new laws.

Please join FordHarrison partners and experienced Virginia litigators, Patrice Clair and Jacki Thompson to discuss the practical effects of the new laws and how best to minimize your risk of litigation.

Continuing Education

  • FordHarrison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This course is approved for 1 hour of PDCs. 
  • This program is also pre-approved by HRCI for 1 hour of PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification credit.

Registration
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