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    What to Expect in 2021/Employment Law Update

    Date: February 2, 2021, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Zoom - Link will be sent before the meeting

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    What to Expect in 2021/Employment Law Update

    Todd Leeson and Cate Huff with Gentry Locke will review important legal updates to include:

    • COVID-19 in 2021 – the FFCRA, Vaccinations and ongoing pronouncements from the CDC, VDH, and DOLI
    • New Motor Vehicle Cell Phone Law
    • Virginia’s New Non-Compete and Pregnancy Discrimination Laws – Reminders and Updates
    • The Virginia Values Act and Retaliation Laws
    • What to expect from the 2021 Virginia General Assembly and the Biden Administration

    About Our Speakers

    Cate Huff






    Catherine's practice focuses on labor and employment, professional liability and workers' compensation.  She also advises businesses in the restuarant industry on employment matters.  Cate has tried a number of cases in both state and federal trial courts and has extensive experience with motions practice.  Cate regularly speaks and conducts training on a variety of employment and workers' compensation issues in and outside of Virginia.  She received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and her J.D. from Liberty University.


    Todd Leeson







    Todd Leeson has over 30 years of experience representing and advising Virginia employers in employment and labor law matters and litigation. He regularly defends employment claims in Virginia courts and before agencies including the EEOC, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), DOL, OSHA (whistleblower and retaliation claims), and the Virginia Division of Human Rights. His experience includes the defense of companies as to alleged violations of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, the NLRA, and Virginia employment laws. Todd regularly drafts, enforces, and/or litigates non-compete agreements and executive employment contracts. In addition, he has considerable experience representing management in labor union matters including union avoidance campaigns, unfair labor practice charges and labor arbitrations. He also represents Virginia colleges in various student conduct matters including Title IX and sexual misconduct complaints.

    Todd is rated “AV/Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, is repeatedly named one of the Best Lawyers in America in Labor & Employment Law, and has regularly been named to various lists, including Virginia Legal Elite and Virginia Super Lawyers.