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Get Ready for the Ride: The New Employment Laws Effective July 1
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When: Wednesday, July 8
8:30 - 10:00 am
Where: Virtual - Zoom webinar
United States
Contact: Townley Goldsmith-Ray

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If HR hasn't already been overburdened in 2020 with COVID-19 and the laws surrounding the virus, Virginia specific laws will make you feel like you are on a roller coaster. The Virginia legislature was quite active in the 2020 session and passed more laws than many can remember in a single session impacting Virginia workers and employers. Effective July 1, Virginia has many new laws going into effect, including:

  • The Virginia Values Act
  • And Laws that will impact decisions around:
    • Missclassification/Independent Contractors
    • Non-Competitioin for Low Wage Workers
    • Wage Theft
    • Pregnancy Accommodations
    • And in 2021 - Minimum Wage Increase

Join Karen Michael and Steve Brown as they review the laws and help you get ready for the ride.


Karen Michael
President, KarenMichael PLC


Karen Michael is the President of Richmond-Virginia based KarenMichael, PLC, a work law & HR consulting firm founded in 2008. The firm specializes in: Leadership, Management and employee training; workplace investigations; human resource consulting and employment law advice. Karen is a sought after speaker, delivering training and keynote addresses to organizations throughout the country, including the public and private sector, non-profits, associations and large international corporations. Karen also conducts objective and through workplace investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, workplace bullying and other forms of misconduct, including complex allegations.

Karen is a former human resources executive and employment attorney with over 25 years of experience in providing advice and training with clients.

Steven D. Brown

Partner, Isler Dare PC


Steven D. Brown is a Partner at Isler Dare PC. Prior to joining the Firm and opening the Richmond office in June 2015, Steve was a partner with LeClair Ryan and Williams Mullen.

Steve understands the business operations of the private and public employers he represents and he provides creative strategies to manage labor, employment and business issues. He has over twenty-nine years of experience in defending employers in a variety of industries in cases under various federal and state labor and employment laws before administrative agencies, state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels all over the United States. His practice includes defending employers in single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, collective actions, and class actions. With cases either decided favorably at the summary judgment stage before trial or obtaining a favorable verdict after a jury or bench trial, Steve is an experienced and effective trial lawyer.


 Broderick Dunn

 Partner, Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC 


Broderick C. Dunn is a partner at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia.  Mr. Dunn helps individuals and small businesses navigate the litigation process, as well as counsels clients in dispute avoidance. He focuses his practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation where he represents federal government and private sector employees as well as employers.

Mr. Dunn was honored by Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2020, and was listed in Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Employment Litigation every year from 2015 to 2018. He has also been honored by the National Black Lawyers Top 100 and selected in Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite in the area of Employment Law. From 2014 until 2020, Mr. Dunn was a Commissioner on the Fairfax County Civil Service Commission. He was recently appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to be a Commissioner on the Fairfax County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. 



Program has been approved by SHRM for 1.5 PDC towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification and submitted to HRCI for 1.5 (Business) credits towards PHR, SPHY and GPHR recertification.


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