HR Seminar



Strong collaboration between HR and legal is crucial in the ever-changing landscape of labor and employment laws. Working together can help you avoid potential legal risks and find quick resolutions to employee-related matters.

WRVB’s 2022 Labor & Employment seminars provide an in-depth overview of the most pressing issues facing employers: federal and state legal updates; workplace violence; worker organization; online harassment; and the challenges surrounding FMLA, ADA, and workers’ compensation.

Our mission is to provide you with strategic guidance and practical solutions for HR success.


Full-Day Seminars in All Locations
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 6Lynchburg – The Virginian HotelREGISTER
Thursday, October 13Richmond – The WestinREGISTER
Wednesday, October 19Norfolk – The Sheraton Waterside
In-person or Virtual Options Available
Thursday, October 20Charlottesville – The Boar’s HeadREGISTER
Monday, October 24Roanoke – Hotel RoanokeREGISTER


Common Points: Legal Updates & Hot Topics

This session covers recent legislation, court cases, and updates from the DOL, EEOC, and NLRB that will impact your workplace. You’ll also learn what could be in store for Virginia employers as 2020’s new employment laws move through the state court system.

United Front: Combining Forces Against Workplace Violence

Organizations must prioritize the safety of their workforce. What does that look like during a time of increased stress from social upheaval? This session will cover how to spot issues and develop a plan of action to prevent and report violent incidents. We will also cover the importance of communicating these issues to your workforce.

Don’t Go It Alone: Workers are Organizing

Starbucks, Apple, and Amazon are just three big names whose workers have organized recently. According to the NRLB, union activity is up across the country. Even unsuccessful organization campaigns are expensive and divisive. It can happen to you, so how do you prepare?

Stay Connected: Tackling Online Harassment

Whether your workforce is 100% remote or fully in-person, your employees are interacting online. Between colleagues, the casual nature of online communications may blur professional boundaries. Public-facing employees may be harassed on social media by a client, customer, or vendor. This session will cover how to watch for warning signs and stop digital harassment before it turns into litigation.

Intersection of FMLA/ADA/WC: The Triple Threat Panel

Employers are presented with increasingly difficult decisions regarding employee health and leave. You must understand the legal challenges you may face including who is covered and when. This panel discussion will examine the interaction of employment laws under ADA, FMLA, and workers’ compensation.

Open Q&A with WRVB Attorneys

Who Should Attend?

Human Resource Professionals, Executive Leaders, Owners/Operators, Directors, In-House Counsel, and Managers/Supervisors

Continuing Education Credits

The 2022 Labor and Employment Seminars will be submitted for approval for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and for 5.5 hours of Virginia CLE credits from the Virginia State Bar.


Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black Team

Labor & Employment Practice Co-Chairs:
Victor O. Cardwell and Thomas M. Winn

Anne G. Bibeau
R. Patrick Bolling
Dean T. Buckius
Agnis C. Chakravorty
Michael P. Gardner
Patice L. Holland
Arlene F. Klinedinst

Joshua F.P. Long
Leah M. Stiegler
Daniel C. Summerlin
King F. Tower
Joshua R. Treece
Christine S. Ward
Robin C. Wood


Registration opens August 15!

Early Bird (Deadline Extended until September 9!): $295/person

Group (2+): $285/person

Regular Pricing (Effective September 10): $325/person

Virtual Pricing (October 19 only): $295/person