While You Were Quarantining…New Virginia Employment Laws, Handbook Issues, and COVID-19

July 14, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom link to be e-mailed to registrants.

Zoom Call Details 

Invite Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87818023099?pwd=Y3B4VmpkanBzWkpYWFBXQU8zVE9XZz09

Meeting ID: 878 1802 3099

Meeting Password: 479719


While you were working remotely, educating your kids, and worrying about what happens next, you may not have had time to focus on some important new laws in Virginia that impact employers and other legal issues. We will help get you quickly up-to-date. We will discuss new laws that are a significant change in how we do business. Employers need to be aware of these new laws which are more employee-friendly.  We will also address the importance of updating your handbook in light of these new laws as well as cover some common COVID-19 related issues.

Employee handbooks distribute valuable information to employees, establish company policies to help supervisors provide consistent treatment of employees and can provide a defense in many legal matters. Is your handbook thorough, up to date, readily available and easy to understand? When was the last time you updated your handbook? Does it address the new laws enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2020? This session will help you ensure that your handbook makes the grade. This presentation will be given by Kristina Keech Spitler of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the key risks inherent in improperly drafting or revising a handbook.
  • Understand key factors to consider when drafting or revising a handbook.
  • Articulate what an organization should or should not have in its handbook and why.


Kristina Keech Spitler is a shareholder at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. and has been practicing law for over thirty years.  With a background as a civil litigator and former prosecutor, as well as experience with employment, business, corporate, real estate, zoning, and municipal law, Ms. Spitler uses her extensive experience and knowledge to partner with her clients to understand their legal and business needs and provide innovative solutions that are specific to each client. Ms. Spitler focuses on Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Business/Corporate Law, and Municipal Law including matters relating to hiring and firing, breach of agreements, non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, discrimination, disabilities and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour law), Family Medical Leave Act, and defamation. In addition, her practice includes drafting and updating handbooks and policy manuals, management and employee training, and drafting executive, independent contractor, and severance agreements.

Ms. Spitler is a highly rated speaker and trainer on the topic of Employment Law issues. In addition to speaking at conferences and conducting training sessions for businesses, she has been a featured speaker on employment law issues on WUSA Channel 9 News and has served as a resource and quoted in Workforce Management Magazine.

Ms. Spitler has been recognized as one of Virginia’s “Most Influential Women” and a “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Media, and as “Legal Elite” in Labor/Employment Law from Virginia Business Magazine. She has also received the AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest professional achievement.

Ms. Spitler has been a presenter on employment law topics at Virginia SHRM State Conferences, many SHRM chapter meetings and annual conferences, Chambers of Commerce, and various business and trade associations. She helped start the Prince William SHRM chapter as well as Leadership Prince William. Ms. Spitler has wonderful twenty-three year old twins and two great cats (Charlie and Symba).

In lieu of money for this event we are asking for donations to Loudoun Hunger Relief. To make a donation please visit: https://www.loudounhunger.org/

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