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    A Gathering Storm: Weathering the 2020 Virginia Employment Law Amendments

    Date: June 18, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    New River Valley SHRM
    Zoom: Must register in advance

    Approval Pending SHRM/HRCI General Credit
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    New River Valley SHRM has invited us to join their June meeting, which will be a webinar presented by Jim Cowan Jr. and Eric Chapman of CowanPerry PC. 

    A Gathering Storm: Weathering the 2020 Virginia Employment Law Amendments

    Speakers: James K. Cowan Jr., Chairman CowanPerry PC & Eric Chapman, Partner/Attorney

    Description:On April 11, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed nearly two dozen bills into law, many of which will have a significant impact on employers, employees, and the broader Virginia workforce. While the extension of anti-discrimination protections to Virginians on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity has garnered the most media attention, Governor Northam also signed numerous other bills that provide additional protections against workplace discrimination, aim to prevent worker misclassification and wage violations, limit the use of non-compete agreements, and in most cases create private causes of action for enforcement. Collectively, these bills will usher in extreme changes to the employment climate in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Because the bills become effective July 1, 2020, employers should act now to review their practices and take any actions required to avoid the gathering storm.


    Please visit the NRV SHRM web site to register here