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Congratulations to HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment, Immigration, and OSHA Practices, along with our 13 attorneys for their Chambers USA 2024 rankings!

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This past week, the EEOC filed suit against 15 different employers located across 11 different states. There was one common theme in each action: an employer’s failure to complete EEO-1 Component 1 reports for both 2021 and 2022. By filing these lawsuits, the EEOC is requesting courts to order these employers to fulfill their requirement of providing their company’s workforce demographic data. These suits were filed just ahead of the deadline for employers to file their EEO-1 Component 1 report reflecting data from the 2023 calendar year, which is quickly approaching on June 4, 2024.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth labor and employment partner Robert Dumbacher has been selected to Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2025. 

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An (Un)Predictable Future – 2024 Employment Issues to Watch

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
12:00–1:00 pm ET
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Leap into Labor Law

Thursday, February 29, 2024
12:30–4:00 pm ET
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that labor and employment attorneys Ryan Bates, Ryan Glasgow, and Alyson Brown have been recognized by their peers as members of Virginia Business magazine’s 2023 Legal Elite.

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Union Organizing and the Potential for Disruption to the Financial Industry

Monday, December 18, 2023
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that labor and employment partner Julia Trankiem was recently honored as a 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Visionary in The Los Angeles Times’ third annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility magazine.

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Understanding AI and Addressing Potential Bias in AI-Driven Employment Decisions

Thursday, December 7, 2023
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Up In Smoke – Cannabis and the Workplace

Thursday, October 19, 2023

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HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment practice has been recognized as nationwide leaders by Benchmark Litigation’s 2024 Labor and Employment guide. The Labor and Employment Team was recognized as a Tier 1 law firm nationwide practice and listed 20 individual team lawyers who were also acknowledged.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente was honored as a finalist for Mentor of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal at their 2023 Women’s Leadership Symposium and Awards.

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Webinar: Is DEI Dead? What the Supreme Court’s Harvard/UNC Affirmative Action Decisions Mean For DEI Initiatives

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We are pleased to announce that the Labor and Employment team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been recognized as practice leaders in Immigration and Labor and Employment by the 2023 Legal 500 US Guide. Thirteen individual lawyers on HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment and Immigration Team also were acknowledged.

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Congratulations to HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment, Immigration, and OSHA practices, along with thirteen attorneys for their Chambers USA 2023 rankings!

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Webinar: Know Your Data! Best Practices for Performing a Compensation Analysis

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
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HuntonAK Immigration Senior Attorney Shaena Rowland was recently named as a 2023 Immigration Law Trailblazers by The National Law Journal.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2023 Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Awards as a nominee for Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Executive of the Year.

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Webinar: Don’t Get Lost In the Dark – Navigating Pay Transparency and Pay Equity Laws

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Now perhaps more than ever, employers of all stripes are grappling with an increased focus on pay equity, and it is transforming employer approaches to compensation. Not only are employers dealing with a ramped-up focus on pay equity and technical compensation compliance by several agencies, in just the past few years states and localities from sea to shining sea have enacted new laws impacting various aspects of employers’ compensation and job posting practices. This presentation provides an overview of the pay equity landscape as well as discusses other pay transparency and reporting requirements across the nation.

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Webinar: Recession Ahead? Key Considerations for Employers Conducting a RIF

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
12:00–1:00 pm ET
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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente was named as a 2022 “Go-To Thought Leader” by the National Law Review.

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Pot, Pay Scales, Paid Family Leave, Plus More: New California Employment Laws for 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Amber Rogers was named to the 2023 Texas 100. The Texas 100 is an annual list created through the combined efforts of the Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio Business Journals.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente was recognized as a 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Visionary in The Los Angeles Times’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility magazine.

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HuntonAK employment law partners Emily Burkhardt Vicente and Roland Juarez were selected as 2022 Leaders of Influence: Labor and Employment by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment practice has been recognized as nationwide leaders by Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 Labor and Employment guide.   HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment Team was recognized as a nationwide practice and in several individual jurisdictions.

Nineteen individual team lawyers were also acknowledged.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Ryan Bates was named a member of the 2022 class of “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.  Ryan is one of just 30 Virginia lawyers being honored for outstanding contributions to the practice of law.

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner Amber Rogers was honored by Corporate Counsel in the category of Thought Leadership in the publication’s list of 2022 Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment associate Alyson Brown for the second consecutive year was selected to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in Virginia, Class of 2022.

Alyson’s selection is by invitation only following a multi-phase review process that includes peer nominations and third-party research. The National Black Lawyers recognizes attorneys under 40 from each state who demonstrate superior leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as a Black Lawyer.

Alyson is an active member of the Richmond Bar Association and serves on the Program Committee.  ...

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner Alan Marcuis was recognized as a finalist for 2022 Best Mentor by the Texas Legal awards.  The Texas Legal Awards honors Texas lawyers recognized as influential innovators who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and legal prowess.

Alan serves as one of three firmwide hiring partners and is a leader in the firm community for fostering individual growth and supporting the firm’s newest attorneys.  The Best Mentor category is designed to recognize lawyers who dedicate their time to “help less-experienced colleagues become better ...

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Labor and Employment counsel Sharon Goodwyn was elected as Chair to the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.  Sharon is the first African American and the first woman to serve as chair of the foundation. 

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation focuses on making lives better “through leadership, philanthropy, and civic engagement.”

Sharon is a long time active member in the community serving on several collegiate and community Boards.  She is also a past President and member of the Board for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.  In ...

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Labor and Employment partner, Roland Juarez, has been featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2022 Leaders of Influence: Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers list.

The list recognizes 76 litigators chosen by the Los Angeles Business Journal as “lawyers who go to the proverbial mat to fight for their clients before judges and jury [and] have their own unique set of skills.”  Roland was recognized alongside Los Angeles partner Anne Marie Mortimer.  This is the fourth consecutive year for both Roland and Anne Marie.

Roland handles high-stakes labor and employment cases for some of ...

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente was selected as a 2022 visionary in the Business of Law: Trends, Updates and Visionaries magazine produced by the Los Angeles Times for the second consecutive year.

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OSHA 2022 – Mid-Year Report

Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Please join labor and employment attorneys, Susan Wiltsie, partner, and Reilly Moore, associate, in a discussion on the current state of OSHA regulatory initiatives, enforcement efforts, agency trends and other developments, including COVID-19.

Presenters:

Susan F. Wiltsie, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Reilly C. Moore, Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth

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We are pleased to announce that the Labor and Employment team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been recognized as practice leaders in Immigration and Labor and Employment by the 2022 Legal 500 US Guide. Twelve individual lawyers on HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment and Immigration Team also were acknowledged.

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Congratulations to our team and eleven attorneys for Chambers USA 2022 rankings!

The team was recognized in the following areas:

  • Immigration – District of Columbia – Band 3
  • Labor & Employment – California – Highly Recommended – Band 2
  • Labor & Employment – District of Columbia – Band 4
  • Labor & Employment – Texas – Band 5
  • Labor & Employment – Virginia – Band 1

Individual recognitions were received by:

  • Ian P. Band (District of Columbia)
  • M. Brett Burns (California)
  • Terence G. Connor (Senior Statesperson - Florida)
  • Juan C. Enjamio (Florida)
  • Kurt G. Larkin (Virginia)
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HuntonAK Labor and Employment Partners Julia Trankiem and Roland Juarez were selected as 2022 “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.  This year’s selection marks Julia and Roland’s third appearance on the LABJ list!

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner Amber Rogers was recently named to the Dallas Business Journal’s 2022 Leaders in Diversity awards.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Julia Trankiem has been selected as part of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Thriving in Their 40s” 2021 award.

The award recognizes outstanding leaders and professionals in Los Angeles in their 40s. Julia was selected based on her contributions to the firm and profession. Julia’s profile can be seen online at LABJ.

Julia was also named among the “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys” awards by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2019 and 2021, and listed as a California Labor and Employment Star by Benchmark Litigation in ...

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner Amber Rogers was recently listed as an “On the Rise” honoree by ALM Media and Texas Lawyer’s 2021 Texas Legal Excellence Awards.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner and practice group co-chair Emily Burkhardt Vicente was selected as a Finalist in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders in Law” awards for Labor and Employment 2021.

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner Chris Pardo was Selected as a Rising Star for Employment Litigation Law, Boston Super Lawyers magazine, 2021.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner and practice group co-chair Emily Burkhardt Vicente was recently named as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion – Law Firm by Corporate Counsel: Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards 2021.

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner, Amber Rogers was named to The American Lawyers inaugural list of Trailblazers South 2021.

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HuntonAK labor and employment partners Holly Williamson and Scott Nelson have been recognized in the most recent publication of Texas Super Lawyers 2021.

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HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment practice has been recognized as nationwide leaders by Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 Labor and Employment guide. The Labor and Employment Team was recognized as a Tier 2 law firm nationwide and recommended in several individual jurisdictions.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner and practice group co-chair Emily Burkhardt Vicente was recently named to The Los Angeles Times’ inaugural Business of Law: Trends, Updates, Visionaries & In-House Counsel Leadership Awards Magazine.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Juan Enjamio has been recognized in the most recent publication of Florida Super Lawyers 2021.

HuntonAK Labor and Employment associates Drei Munar and Katherine Sandberg were both recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers 2021.

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner, Amber Rogers was named to Bloomberg Law’s inaugural edition of the “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40” list.

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner Roland Juarez was listed among the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Top Leaders of Influence: Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers. This is Roland’s third consecutive year to be included, he was selected from over 300 nominations.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner M. Brett Burns was honored as a Daily Journal Top Labor & Employment Lawyer 2021. This annual list recognizes California’s top attorneys who have made significant contributions to their field of practice.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner and practice group co-chair Emily Burkhardt Vicente was recognized at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Women’s Leadership Awards. Emily was honored as a Champion of Women nominee. The award recognizes individuals whose day to day efforts are dedicated to educating and empowering women in business.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment associate Alyson Brown was recently named to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in Virginia, Class of 2021.

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We are pleased to announce that the Labor and Employment team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been recognized as practice leaders in Immigration and Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense by The Legal 500. Fourteen individual lawyers on HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment and Immigration Team also were acknowledged.

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner, Amber Rogers has been named to Law360’s Employment Rising Stars for 2021.

Amber was selected out of 1,400 applicants, practice area winners were selected based on their career accomplishments in their respective disciplines. Law360’s Rising Stars is an annual compilation of lawyers under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.

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HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment practice has been recognized as leaders by Chambers USA 2021 rankings. Chambers USA ranks leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth, and client-focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide.

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment associate Reilly Moore was recognized as a Rising Star for Employment & Labor by The Washington Post Magazine and Virginia & West Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021.

Super Lawyers acknowledges outstanding practice group lawyers “who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”

Reilly is an Executive Committee Member for the Richmond Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section and serves as a Law School Council Liaison for the Virginia Bar Association.  During the past year, Reilly has served as a key member of the ...

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment Co-Chair Emily Burkhardt Vicente was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Top Women Attorneys on their list of Women of Influence.

The award recognizes women who have displayed their leadership through professional achievements, community leadership, milestones and awards. Emily dedicates her time in and outside the firm to advancing the promotion, retention and advancement of diverse lawyers and staff within the firm and community. She serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is actively involved in ...

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Join HuntonAK’s labor and employment team and top in-house counsel subject matter specialists as we discuss the most important labor and employment law issues facing employers in 2021.

We will cover not only the legal but also the practical aspects of what all in-house counsel will want to know in this pivotal year.  Our topics will range from return to work/work from home issues to the latest changes in the law and expected hot legal issues in 2021.

Texas CLE credit, ethics credit, and virtual networking time will be included.

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HuntonAK labor and employment partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Awards as a nominee for Best Diversity & Inclusion Executive of the Year.

The awards program recognizes diversity and inclusion champions in the Los Angeles region for their ongoing efforts to celebrate and respect the unique needs and perspectives of all their team members while simultaneously creating an inclusive environment that enables diversity to thrive.

Emily serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee ...

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment Partners Bob Dumbacher and Kurt Powell have been recognized in the most recent publication of Georgia Super Lawyers 2021.

Super Lawyers acknowledges outstanding practice group lawyers “who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”

Bob and Kurt were both recently recognized by Benchmark Litigation as Labor and Employment Stars, Georgia, 2020.

Read the Firm press releases for information.

Congratulations!

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment Partners Julia Trankiem and Roland Juarez were selected as 2021 “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

The LABJ recognizes the professional achievements of community business leaders of influence by highlighting their milestones and notable contributions to the Los Angeles business community.

Julia and Roland were both recently recognized as 2020 California Labor and Employment Stars by Benchmark Litigation.

Read the Firm press release for additional information.

Congratulations!

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During the 2020 legislative session, Virginia passed several important employment bills. Perhaps none is more consequential than H.B. 582. Effective as of May 21, 2021, it permits the governing bodies of Virginia cities, towns, counties, and school boards to adopt a local resolution or ordinance authorizing collective bargaining and recognizing labor unions. The bill provides no guidance on how to create and implement a union recognition and bargaining process, leaving such decisions to covered localities. Consequently, the burden to fill in the gaps will fall to local ...

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New Year, New Laws: An Overview of California's New Laws Impacting Employers in 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm ET
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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente has been selected as part of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s inaugural “Thriving in Their 40s” award.

The award recognizes outstanding market leaders and professionals in Los Angeles in their 40s. Emily was selected based on her contributions to the firm and profession.

Emily’s profile can be seen online at LABJ.

Read the Firm press release for additional information.

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Hunton labor and employment attorneys Ryan Bates, Ryan Glasgow and Sharon Goodwyn have been recognized by their peers as members of Virginia Business magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite.

The annual recognition of Virginia’s Legal Elite is a project of Virginia Business magazine, in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association. Approximately 7,000 lawyers across the state were asked by the magazine to nominate colleagues they considered “elite” in 20 categories, including labor and employment.

Click here to view the full list of Virginia Business magazine’s 2020 Legal ...

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Five HuntonAK Labor and Employment partners were recognized in the most recent publication of the Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

The Lawdragon guide represents the nation’s top talent “defending wage and hour, discrimination and a host of other claims…and handling union and other labor-management relation matters.”

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Please join Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Labor and Employment attorneys for an insightful webinar discussing the potential impacts of the presidential election on US labor and employment laws and enforcement priorities.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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HuntonAK Labor and Employment Partners Amber Rogers, Holly Williamson and Scott Nelson have been recognized in the most recent publication of Texas Super Lawyers 2020.

HuntonAK Labor and Employment Partner Chris Pardo was recognized as a Rising Star by Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2020.

  • Amber Rogers, Dallas, Employment and Labor
  • Holly Williamson, Houston, Employment Litigation
  • Scott Nelson, Houston, Employment Litigation
  • Chris Pardo, Boston, Employment Litigation, Rising Star

Super Lawyers acknowledges outstanding practice group lawyers “who have attained a ...

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HuntonAK Labor and Employment partners Emily Burkhardt Vicente and Roland Juarez have been nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal as 2020 Leaders in Law. The LABJ recognizes legal leaders and their accomplishments within their organizations and communities.

Earlier this year Emily was named among 2020 Women Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal, Roland was previously listed among the 2020 Top Labor and Employment Lawyers by the Daily Journal, and both were listed as Labor and Employment Stars by Benchmark Litigation.

Emily and Roland will be featured in the ...

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HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment practice has been recognized as nationwide leaders by Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 Labor and Employment guide. The Labor and Employment Team was recognized as a Tier 2 law firm nationwide and recommended in several individual jurisdictions.

Twenty individual team lawyers were also acknowledged.

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Please join Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP for a complimentary webinar on

New Tech For Hiring and Monitoring Employees:
Employment Law Compliance, Risks and HR Challenges
TOP TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
2:00 pm–3:00 pm ET  / 1:00 pm–2:00 pm CT / 11:00 am–12:00 pm PT

This webinar is appropriate for labor and employment in-house counsel, compliance officers, and executives and professionals in legal and human resources departments.

Information and Registration

 

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HuntonAK labor and employment lawyer, Amber Rogers, was recently selected by Texas Lawyer as a 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Champion honoree. The award recognizes lawyers who have either “overcome insurmountable odds to achieve success or… had an outsize influence on inclusivity initiatives.”

Amber has been recently recognized in the Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business Awards, Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40.

The Texas Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Champions were recognized in a virtual awards ...

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In-House Employment Counsel and Human Resources Executives may soon find themselves called on to provide input into their company’s SEC filings.  The SEC recently issued a new rule that requires a more comprehensive description of a public company’s human capital resources, if material, in the Company’s 10-K filing. These disclosures are likely to include statements about diversity and inclusion, compensation, hiring and other employment metrics that have traditionally been within the province of Employment Legal and Human Resources.

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HuntonAK employment partner, Chris Pardo was recognized by Boston Business Journal as a 2020 “40 Under 40” honoree. This list recognizes professionals in the Boston area “who are making a difference in their businesses and communities.” With more than 400 nominations, the recognized individuals were selected based on their career accomplishments, their drive to succeed, and their commitment to serving the community at large.

Chris balances his practice with representation of Fortune 500 clients in the retail, energy, healthcare, hospitality and technology ...

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Artificial intelligence is changing the way companies interact with their employees. HuntonAK’s new Labor and Employment Emerging Technology Practice is focused on helping companies navigate artificial intelligence, process automation and technological advancements that are impacting employers across all industries.

Our team of Labor and Employment attorneys are well positioned to guide employers on the effects and influence of technology in areas of human resources, hiring, employee productivity, workplace safety and collective bargaining.

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HuntonAK employment partner, Susan Wiltsie was recognized by National Law Journal as a 2020 DC Trailblazer. The inaugural list of Washington DC Trailblazers is a special supplement created to spotlight professionals who have made significant impact on their practice.

Susan’s practice dedication to OSHA compliance, workplace safety and pandemic response, along with her commitment to clients earned her the ranking as a Washington DC Trailblazer.

Susan was listed along with Washington DC Firm partner Torsten Kracht.

Read “Trailblazers” feature in The National Law ...

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HuntonAK employment Counsel, Sharon Goodwyn was honored by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Tidewater Chapter as a 2020 Humanitarian Award winner.

The Humanitarian Award is presented to those individuals who have demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. VCIC presents the Humanitarian Award to individuals in each of chapter locations: Lynchburg, Peninsula, Richmond, and Tidewater. All honorees must reside and/or work in one of those areas of Virginia to be recognized.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth employment partner, Ryan Glasgow, was named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List for the third year in a row.

The publication commemorates the most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the United States. Attorneys named to the 2020 publication were chosen through several phases of research: namely, the review of their recent case work, peer review in which the publication considers how attorneys at peer legal institutions might rank them, and a consideration of client feedback on their performances.

Ryan was listed along with five other ...

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Scott Nelson, a leading labor and employment lawyer with more than two decades of experience handling complex domestic and international employment matters and commercial litigation, has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.  Nelson joins Hunton Andrews Kurth from Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he was a partner. He also previously served as leader of Baker McKenzie LLP’s domestic U.S. Employment Counseling and Litigation practice.

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HuntonAK employment partner, Roland Juarez, was recently named to the Daily Journal’s Top Labor & Employment Lawyers. This annual list recognizes California’s top attorneys who have made significant contributions to their field of practice.

Roland also has been named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of 2020 Leaders of Influence: Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers for the second year in a row.

With more than 300 nominations this year, Roland was selected as one of 50 litigators chosen by LABJ. The list recognizes “attorneys who go to the proverbial mat to fight for their ...

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We are pleased to announce that the Labor and Employment team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been recognized as practice leaders in Immigration and Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense by The Legal 500. Eleven individual lawyers on HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment and Immigration Team also were acknowledged.

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An interdisclipinary effort navigating all aspects of workplace hazards, safety and compliance through all phases of the global health pandemic.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been advising some of the largest companies in the country regarding COVID-19 in the workplace, including assisting companies in developing workplace policies and procedures, advising on compliance with agency guidance and shutdown orders, assessing future claims risk and developing mitigation strategies to reduce risk. As the inevitable first wave of COVID-19 ...

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP partners Deidre DuncanAmber Rogers and Emily Burkhardt Vicente were named among Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2020 Women Worth Watching®. The honorees, whose profiles will appear in the journal’s summer issue, represent women executives from nonprofit, corporate and government sectors whose accomplishments and contributions have broken new ground.

Based in Washington, DC, Duncan is the Environmental Practice Leader and focuses on environmental, energy and administrative law relating to water and natural resource issues ...

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The new Democratic majority in the Virginia General Assembly wasted no time in passing numerous pieces of legislation that will change dramatically the landscape of Virginia labor and employment law and increase the employer’s compliance burden and litigation dockets. Please join us for an informative and interactive discussion of these changes. Our Labor and Employment team will discuss the new labor, discrimination, minimum wage, and employee misclassification statutes and detail what Virginia employers need to do now to prepare. Our Global Economic Development ...

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Please join Hunton Andrews Kurth’s labor and employment attorneys for an engaging webinar discussion on business considerations for employers as employees return to work when shelter in place orders are lifted.

Monday, May 11, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm ET

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As discussed in our previous alert on this issue, the CARES Act established a $349 billion U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide immediate access to capital for small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. On April 13, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott provided additional guidance to Texas employers when he announced that investment banking, securities and investment management firm, Goldman Sachs, will partner with San Antonio-based nonprofit organization, LiftFund, to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses. Specifically, Goldman Sachs will provide the capital, and LiftFund and other community development financial institutions will administer the funds. Texas business owners can now apply for a PPP loan and find more information about the program on the LiftFund website.

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Please join Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP for a CLE webinar on

Managing Critical Infrastructure Workforce
During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 
12:30 pm–2:00 pm ET

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Workers’ compensation provides the exclusive remedy for injuries and illness that employees suffer arising out of and within the course of their employment.  In the early stages of this pandemic, work-related travel to high impact countries or work-related exposure in a case that was being tracked by public health authorities provided support for work-related exposure.  In healthcare settings, work-related exposure will likely be established when exposure to infected patients occurs.  But in other settings and as the diseases spreads in the United States, the analysis about whether an illness is covered by workers’ compensation will be more difficult.

Workers’ Compensation and “Ordinary Diseases of Life”:  Many states do not authorize workers’ compensation coverage for “ordinary diseases of life.”  Employers should review their own state workers’ compensation laws closely, but an ordinary disease of life is generally defined as an illness to which the general public is equally exposed, and is not a result of the peculiar or unique nature of an employee’s job.  At this stage of the pandemic within the United States, it is possible that state workers’ compensation commissions may view COVID-19 as an ordinary disease of life because untraced community infection is widespread.  In that case, an employee would not qualify for workers’ compensation, and the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance might not apply.

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As reported on the Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog, many businesses rely on event cancellation insurance caused by the necessary cancellations of many marquee events.  Is your event covered?  Read more here.
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Congratulations to Los Angeles Labor & Employment partner Roland Juarez, who has been named one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Minority Attorneys.  According to the LABJ, the recognition is awarded to attorneys who are “…particularly impactful and…maintain the highest professional and ethical standards.” Roland previously was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Top Litigator & Trial Lawyer in 2019.

In his practice, Roland handles high-stakes employment cases with an innovative approach. His experience includes class actions, non-compete ...

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A Texas judge has ruled that Hunton Andrews Kurth is entitled to coverage from Great Northern Insurance Co., a unit of Chubb, Ltd. (“Chubb”), for losses its predecessor firm suffered when Hurricane Harvey closed its Houston office and disrupted business in 2017. The decision illustrates that law firms, like businesses in virtually every other economic sector, including the labor and employment industries, are susceptible to widespread damage caused by storms and other natural disasters.  The decision also stands as a reminder that businesses must be ready to enforce their right to receive the benefit of their insurance when a covered loss occurs.

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Boston Labor & Employment partner, Christopher M. Pardo, was recently recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, along with four other litigation lawyers in our Boston office.   Congratulations to Chris, Martin F. Gaynor III, Harry L. Manion III, Michael R. Perry, and Brian J. Bosworth.
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP was recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 Labor and Employment guide, which seeks to find law firms and partners who stand out in their labor and employment practices throughout the US. The Firm’s Labor & Employment Team was recognized by Benchmark Litigation in 5 locations, and 13 partners from the practice were also recognized as “Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment Stars.”

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher M. Pardo and Anna L. Rothschild to its national labor and employment practice. Both are based in the firm’s Boston office.

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Our California labor and employment team has been nominated by Benchmark Litigation as a California – Labor & Employment Litigation Firm of the Year, and Partner Roland Juarez  has been nominated as a California – Labor & Employment Litigation Attorney of the Year.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Los Angeles partner Julia Trankiem has been named one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Minority Attorneys.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Natalie Tynan to its national labor and employment practice. Tynan joins the firm’s immigration group as a senior attorney in Washington.
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce Ondray T. Harris, former director of the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, has joined the firm’s national labor and employment practice as special counsel in Washington.

At the OFCCP, Harris led the agency responsible for ensuring that federal government contractors and subcontractors achieve and maintain compliance with non-discrimination requirements. Previously, he led the Department of Labor’s initiative to assist private industries and states with creating apprenticeship programs and directed the operations of its Employment and Training Administration.

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Criminal Background Inquiries in the Hiring Process:  Class Action Litigation and “Ban the Box” Trends in 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Speakers

Robert T. Quackenboss Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Washington, DC

Susan Joo Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP San Francisco, CA

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