Virtual Small Business Day   I   January 21, 2021   I   7:30-9:30am 
January 14, 2021

Virtual Small Business Day I January 21, 2021 I 7:30-9:30am 

Join VRF at Virginia’s Small Business Day with NFIB, where many of the state’s leading business organizations will gather virtually to help educate policymakers on the issues most important to their business. Now is the time to tell legislators how the pandemic has impacted your business and what they should be doing to help Virginia’s economic recovery. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this important conversation in 2021. Topics to be discussed include Paid Sick Leave, Tax Reform, Unemployment Insurance, and Right to Work.  Featured Speakers: Sen. Stephen Newman (R), District 23 Sen. Chap Petersen (D), District 34 Del. Kathy Byron (R), District 22 Del. Alfonso Lopez (D), District 49 REGISTER NOW
About Virginia Retail Federation
December 08, 2020

About Virginia Retail Federation

VRF is stronger with your voice as a part of it. Join today to participate in the legislative process through a baseline, free membership level geared at activating your voice in policy decisions. At no cost, you will get access to decoded bill information, our engagement platform that connects you directly with your representatives, and legislative updates that keep you informed throughout the General Assembly and beyond.  Join the Cause
Action Alert: Stimulus Cannot Wait
December 02, 2020

Action Alert: Stimulus Cannot Wait

Virginia retailers are struggling to survive as the COVID-19 pandemic wages on. A much-needed stimulus bill is held up in Congress by partisan gridlock.  Tell Congress that fiscal stimulus cannot wait. Now is the time to come together and make a deal that will help Virginia retailers stay open and serve their communities.   TAKE ACTION NOW    

Presented by NFIB and Virginia Retail Federation

December 16   I  1:30-2:30pm   


This year, Virginians faced a multitude of changes. No one could have predicted a worldwide pandemic that would crush our economy in the most unexpected ways. And yet lawmakers in Virginia passed sweeping new labor laws.

So, what does this mean for your business?

1. It will be harder to identify workers as independent contractors.
2. Employees have new whistleblower protections.
3. Businesses must pay employees on time or face jail time.
4. Pregnant workers have new protections.
5. Anti-discrimination protections were expanded.

These are just a handful of the laws that will impact your business. 

What does this mean for 2021? Many of these changes now apply to those with under 15 employees who were previously exempt under Federal law. Virginia employers need to prepare for these new laws and develop a program to be in compliance.

How should you prepare?

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, December 16 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm as our guest presenter Courtney Malveaux of Jackson Lewis will cover these issues and others to inform small businesses of the changes and ways to update their employment practices to ensure they are in compliance with the new laws.  


For more information please visit or contact Sharon Sykes by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.