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    October Chapter Meeting: Legal Update. New Virginia Laws and Case Examples

    Date: October 8, 2020, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc.
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    Please register for LRSHRM Seminar on Oct 8, 2020 12:00 PM EDT at:

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    Topic: Legal Update. New Virginia Laws and Case Examples

    2020 has brought many new changes for employers – both legally and practically. Paul Klockenbrink and Cate Huff will provide an overview of new laws in Virginia and how they will impact employers both during and after the pandemic. This meeting will cover the Virginia Values Act, Virginia’s new whistleblower protection law, new wage laws and guidance, and more. Attendees will also hear about real case examples involving these new laws and their interplay with federal laws like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.


    Paul G. Klockenbrink is a Partner in the Roanoke, Virginia, at the law firm of Gentry Locke, LLP. Mr. Klockenbrink represents business clients in all aspects of the employment relationship including wage and hour laws, discrimination claims, return to work and noncompete/trade secret issues. He has successfully defended companies in jury trials covering a variety of employment issues. Paul regularly speaks and conducts training on various employment law issues. Mr. Klockenbrink chairs the firm's Hospitality and Restaurant Practice Group. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego.


    Cate Huff practices in the Employment, Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation practice groups and has litigated in federal and state courts throughout Virginia. Cate defends employers against discrimination and workplace claims and advises businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industry on employment issues. Cate has been named a Rising Star by “Virginia Super Lawyers” since 2015 and was honored as a “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine. Cate graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech and received her J.D. from Liberty University.


    Pending: Pre-Approval for SHRM Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)

    Pending: Pre-Approval for HRCI Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour)


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