While You Were Quarantining ... Workplace Changes and Developments for 2021

Date(s) - 03/08/2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am


While You Were Quarantining … Workplace Changes and Developments for 2021

Monday, March 8th, 10:30 to 11:30 AM

Kaufman & Canoles attorneys at law

While we were all working from home and focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, the laws of the workplace changed dramatically in Virginia. Not only were our lives and workplaces turned upside down by COVID-19, but we had a divisive Presidential election and a slew of new employment laws passed in Virginia by the General Assembly. For a lot of employers, it has been difficult to keep pace with all of the changes because of the demands the pandemic has put on HR staff. During this session, we will look at workplace changes and developments—including a peek into our crystal ball now that the Biden administration has taken office—that employers need to be ready for in 2021 and explore some ways to address them.

Learning Objectives: After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to …

• Better understand developments and changes in emerging law;
• Better handle employee issues and foster positive employee relations in the handling of employment issues; and
• Ensure that company activities and policies comply with applicable law.

Pre-approved for (1) SHRM and (1) HRCI recertification credits!

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Presenter: Randy Sparks, Jr.
Randy Sparks

Randy Sparks is the Co-Chair of the Kaufman & Canoles Government & Municipal Law practice group and an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment section.  He concentrates his practice on the representation of employers of all sizes and industries in all types of work-related matters in Virginia, DC, and Maryland.  As part of his practice, Randy regularly advises and trains clients on lawful employment practices and other workplace issues. Randy has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2010, has been named a Virginia Super Lawyer for Employee Litigation Defense since 2015, and, since 2019, has been honored as one of “Virginia’s Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine.  He is an active member and Legislative Affairs Representative of the Fredericksburg Regional chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a frequent speaker at the HR Virginia State Conference and SHRM chapters around Virginia.  Randy graduated from the University of Virginia and the College of William & Mary School of Law. LinkedIn

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