New Virginia Worker Protections: What You Need to Know

The 2020 Virginia legislative session increased statutory protections for workers to an unprecedented degree. These new protections will begin taking effect on July 1st.

On June 2 DiMuroGinsberg held for an informative webinar on these significant changes to Virginia’s employment laws. A panel of DiMuroGinsberg attorneys will address such important developments as:

  • New protections for LQBT workers;
  • Ban on hair discrimination, including hair styles;
  • Expanded protections for “whistleblowers with a statutory wrongful discharge claim;
  • Providing a private right of action under the Virginia Human Rights Act, with compensatory and punitive damages and attorney fees now available;
  • Prohibiting non-competes for “low-wage” workers;
  • Crack down on misclassification of workers as independent contractors, with a private right of action and treble damages for wage violations; and
  • Significant increase in Virginia’s minimum wage, with more increases to come.

DiMuroGinsberg put together a panel of it’s attorneys to discuss these important topics.
Watch a recording of the presentation here:
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