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The Virginian Lynchburg
Wednesday, October 2


Omni Downtown
Tuesday, October 8


The Westin Richmond
Wednesday, October 23


Hotel Roanoke
Tuesday, November 5
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This year, we are offering full-day seminars in all four locations.
All seminars include continental breakfast and lunch.

WR stack of red cardsFrom “playing the odds” with federal and state laws to holding the “house edge” in policies, or having to “ante up” at the EEOC or DOL, every day for an HR professional is a day of high stakes.

The 2019 Labor and Employment Seminar Series from Woods Rogers will help HR leaders and their teams understand how to address and manage a wide range of employment issues including C-suite discipline, policy writing, cybersecurity/data privacy, diversity, and more.


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Ante Up: Legal Updates
Every year the stakes get higher.

This session showcases recent court cases and updates from the DOL, EEOC, and NLRB. We’ll also discuss what might be in store for federal agency enforcement priorities, rules, and regulations—and what it means for every HR professional in their careers today.

Play the Person, Not the Odds
Get an inside look at the EEOC.

No one wants to face a government agency with a $379 million budget. Reduce your risk by adjusting your strategies based on understanding the people and procedures of the EEOC.

High Rollers: C-Suite Discipline
Investigating top-level executives doesn’t have to be a harrowing experience.

C-suite investigations are intimidating for many reasons. But as recent news shows, the consequences of ignoring misconduct at any level are dire. Learn how to implement policies and procedures for high-stakes investigations.

Double Down: Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
Cybersecurity isn’t just an IT issue.

From the boardroom to the reception desk, everyone in a company must work together to stop data intrusions. Learn how to build a culture of data privacy awareness throughout your organization.

Money Line: Employee Health
Even experienced HR professionals can be confused by health and leave issues.

Employers increasingly face difficult decisions regarding employee health and leave. Learn the legal challenges you may face, who is covered, and the interaction of employee leave laws under ADA, FMLA, and Worker’s Compensation.

House Edge: Policy Writing
Keeping policies and procedures up to date is crucial.

Policies that are well-drafted, uniform, and well-defined may reduce the risk of employee lawsuits. Learn strategies for updating your policies and the most important policies to have in the current legal climate. Even if litigation does occur, you’ll be prepared.

The House Wins: Civility, Bias, & Diversity
Build a civil workplace culture through recognizing bias and accepting diversity.

Discrimination and harassment charges are rising as these issues become the focus of national discourse. Building a culture of respect can prevent many of these incidents. Learn how to recognize biases and use diversity to foster a healthy workplace.

The End Game
Open Q&A with Woods Rogers attorneys.

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Labor & Employment Practice Co-Chairs

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Victor O. Cardwell
Principal & Chairman

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Tom Winn

Labor & Employment Team

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Patrick Bolling

portrait of Agnis Chakravorty

Agnis Chakravorty

J. Fielding Douthat

J. Fielding Douthat
Of Counsel

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Michael Gardner

portrait of Patice Holland

Patice L. Holland

portrait of Joshua Long

Joshua Long

portrait of Kameron Melton

Kameron V. Melton

Portrait of Leah Stiegler

Leah M. Stiegler

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Daniel Summerlin
Principal and President

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King Tower
Of Counsel

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Joshua Treece

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Robin Wood
Of Counsel

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Dudley F. Woody

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Practice Chair

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Beth Burgin Waller

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Continuing Education Credits

Woods Rogers is a SHRM Preferred Provider. The 2019 Labor and Employment Seminars have been approved for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Attorneys who attend will be eligible for Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board CLE credits.