42nd Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series
Building a better workplace requires endurance and determination. But when you manage people, it’s easy to get off track. Everyone needs a trainer who can help them keep their eyes on the prize: a workplace that is good for employees and good for business.
Join attorneys from the WRVB Labor & Employment team for a full day of programming geared toward getting your workforce back on track and across the finish line.
Full-day seminars in all locations: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
|Norfolk: Norfolk Waterside Marriott||Wednesday, October 18||Registration Closed|
|Richmond: The Westin||Thursday, October 19||Registration Closed|
|Virtual||Thursday, October 19||Registration Closed|
|Lynchburg: The Virginian Hotel||Wednesday, October 25||Registration Closed|
|Charlottesville: Quirk Hotel||Thursday, October 26||Registration Closed|
|Roanoke: Hotel Roanoke||Friday, October 27||Registration Closed|
- Full-day seminar
- Continental breakfast and lunch
- Free parking
- Digital handout
- Continuing education credits
- Regular Pricing: $325/person
- Early Bird: (through September 10): $295/person
- Group Pricing (3+): $275/person
- October 19 Virtual Program: $295/person
Training Day: Legal Updates & Hot Topics
This informative session covers recent legislation, court cases, and updates from the “Big 3.” We’ll also cover the new Virginia laws in effect since July 2023. You’ll leave this session informed about current legal issues and better prepared to face upcoming changes.
Starting Block: Hiring the Right Way
Your hiring process can either build your team or break your business. Applicants are increasingly vocal about transparency and fairness and the EEOC is taking a special interest in hiring issues. From artificial intelligence to pay equity to ADA claims, this session will help you evaluate and update your hiring policies and procedures.
Home Straight: Return to Office Issues
Not that long ago, working from home was a rare privilege. Now, workers are pushing back on the mildest requests to return one or two days a week or leaving over a call to return to the office full time. This session covers the positives and negatives of managing a remote workforce and the pitfalls of a blanket mandate to “return to office.”
Jumping Hurdles: DEI After Affirmative Action
What does the future hold for corporate DEI programs? After the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling ending affirmative action in university admissions, public attention quickly turned to the diversity programs many organizations have embraced in recent years. You’ll leave this session knowing how to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace without running afoul of equal protection and non-discrimination laws.
Open High: Medical Marijuana & Drug Testing
The rapid legalization of cannabis in Virginia and other states has resulted in confusion for employers attempting to enforce drug testing policies. Employers are often unsure about when and how they can test employees and whether marijuana use can still be grounds for discipline or dismissal. This session discusses best practices regarding medical marijuana accommodations, drug testing, and navigating conflicting federal and state laws.
2022 WRVB Seminar Reviews
I love the energy this team has as well as the great depth of knowledge.
Everything was wonderful and the topics with actual cases cited were so interesting.
This was a great seminar as always! It was fantastic to be back in person.
Great topics and case examples provided to bring home the topics at hand.
Engagement with the participants was amazing. Great venue and the WRVB team does a great job. Excellent presentation. Thank you.
Loved the interaction from the various panel members, really kept the audience captive.
Love the unbiased approach to HR legal issues! The speakers were engaging and knowledgeable; I’ll definitely be back.
LOVE all the speakers, the lessons, and the takeaways. Always a valuable time.
I love this bunch of presenters; they are knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. They make hard topics interesting.
Labor & Employment Practice Co-Chairs:
Anne Bibeau, Victor Cardwell, Tom Winn
Emily Kendall Chowhan
Who Can Benefit
Human Resource Professionals, Executive Leaders, Owners/Operators, Directors, In-House Counsel, and Frontline Managers/Supervisors
Continuing Education Credits
The 2023 Labor & Employment seminars are approved for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and have been submitted for 5 hours of Virginia CLE credits from the Virginia State Bar.