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Virginia whistleblower lawyer speaks on panel about Virginia whistleblower protection law

On June 25 and June 30, whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman spoke at a seminar titled A New Day in the Old Dominion: Virginia’s Sweeping New Employee-Protection Statute.  Zuckerman and co-panelist John Remy discussed the recently enacted Virginia whistleblower protection law.  The program was co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the Arlington County Bar Association, and the Loudoun County Bar Association.

“Elections have consequences,” President Obama said in 2009. That couldn’t be any clearer than in Virginia in 2020, as the Commonwealth’s Circuit Courts brace for the July 1 availability of powerful new causes of action for employees who allege discrimination, whistleblower reprisal, and wage and hour violations.

Join us as we outline how your practice will change due to the new laws taking effect — a direct outcome of the November 2019 election, in which voters gave Democrats full control of legislative power in Richmond.

Top local attorneys from both sides, management and employee, will walk us through the new laws’ most important provisions: What are the available damages for each cause of action? Are there administrative filing prerequisites? What are the elements and standards of proof? What are the distinctions between Virginia’s new statutes and their federal counterparts?

We’ll answer all these questions — plus any more that you raise during this interactive event.

This online seminar is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and the Arlington County Bar Association.

** MODERATOR **

R. Scott Oswald
Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
Bench-Bar Chair, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association

** OPENING REMARKS **

G. “Rex” Flynn, Jr.
Principal, The Flynn Law Firm, PLLC
President-Elect, Arlington County Bar Association

** SPEAKERS **

Kara M. Ariail
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Mark Hanna
Partner, Murphy Anderson PLLC

Adam S. Nadelhaft
Senior Attorney, Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C.

Michelle B. Radcliffe
Partner, IslerDare PC

John M. Remy
Principal, Jackson Lewis PC

Jason Zuckerman
Founding Principal, Zuckerman Law

Virginia Anti-Discrimination and Whistleblower Protection Laws

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Matthew Stock is the Director of the Whistleblower Rewards Practice at Zuckerman Law. He represents whistleblowers around the world in SEC, CFTC and IRS whistleblower claims. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and former KPMG external auditor.