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    August Monthly Meeting - Mid-Year Legal Update

    Date: August 22, 2023, 8:00am – 10:00am
    Holiday Inn - Roanoke Airport Conference Center
    3315 Ordway Drive
    Roanoke, VA 24017

    Registration begins at 8 am. Meeting begins at 8:30 am.

    Last day to register or cancel registration for a refund is NOON on August 18, 2023.
    $25.00 Member | $30.00 Non-Member | $10 Student Chapter Members
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    Join us for an extended meeting to discuss hot topics in labor and employment law. Get your questions answered by the experts!

    Mike Gardner (Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black) and Harrison Richards (Gentry Locke) will be sharing topics affecting human resources today. RVSHRM 2023 Legislative Connections Oliva Moulds and Raven Burks will be moderating. We will hear case studies, updates, and have the opportunity for Q&A.

    Questions can be submitted prior to the meeting by emailing


    Harrison Richards is a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor group where he regularly handles a wide variety of employment disputes and litigation.  Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Harrison worked in Washington D.C. at a boutique litigation firm. He has experience in state and federal courts as well as with arbitrations and administrative evidentiary hearings. Harrison earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and received his B.A. from Roanoke College. He is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and is licensed in Virginia as well as Washington D.C.

    Michael P. Gardner, Principal, is a member of Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups. He focuses his practice almost exclusively on labor and employment issues and has represented clients large and small, public and private, in state and federal courts in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Mike has counseled employers on handling all aspects of employment claims, from internal management, proceedings with state and federal agencies such as the EEOC or DOL, and through litigation, trial and appeal. While litigation is sometimes unavoidable, Mike emphasizes a proactive and preventative approach to employment issues in an effort to minimize the costs and disruptions litigation can impose on a business. Mike is regularly asked to speak on employment issues to professional associations, corporate trainings, and at WRVB’s annual Labor & Employment seminars.



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    APPROVED for: 

    SHRM Credit (1.50 PDC Credit Hour) and HRCI Credit (1.50 "General HR" Credit Hour)