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Virginia’s Sweeping New Employee-Protection Statutes
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: MWELA Events

A New Day in the Old Dominion: Virginia’s Sweeping New Employee-Protection Statutes

“Elections have consequences,” President Obama said in 2009. That couldn’t be any clearer than in Virginia in 2020, as the Commonwealth’s Circuit Courts brace for the July 1 availability of powerful new causes of action for employees who allege discrimination, whistleblower reprisal, and wage and hour violations.

Join us as we outline how your practice will change due to the new laws taking effect — a direct outcome of the November 2019 election, in which voters gave Democrats full control of legislative power in Richmond.

Top local attorneys from both sides, management and employee, will walk us through the new laws’ most important provisions: What are the available damages for each cause of action? Are there administrative filing prerequisites? What are the elements and standards of proof? What are the distinctions between Virginia’s new statutes and their federal counterparts?

We’ll answer all these questions — plus any more that you raise during this interactive event.

This online seminar is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and the Arlington County Bar Association. 


R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, P.C.; Bench-Bar Chair, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association

Opening Remarks:

Rex Flynn, Managing Principal, The Flynn Law Firm; President Elect, Arlington County Bar Association


Kara M. Ariail, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Adam Nadelhaft, Senior Attorney, Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C.

Mark Hanna, Founding Partner, Murphy Anderson PLLC

John M. Remy, Principal, Jackson Lewis PC

Michelle B. Radcliffe, Partner, IslerDare PC

Jason Zuckerman, Founding Principal, Zuckerman Law


Program Cost: This seminar is provided free of charge.

Registration is required. Webinar access information will be sent via email prior to the session. 

Registration is closed. Email [email protected] with any questions.