Presented by National Retail Federation

February 23   I  2pm   


The National Retail Federation is hosting a webinar on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act that is expected to be introduced in the coming weeks in Congress. This is a great opportunity to educate yourself on the devastating impacts the PRO Act could have on the retail industry.

The NRF describes this bill as “the worst bill in Congress.” This is because of the broad provisions that are included in the package. Virginia Retail Federation and other states have fought these issues individually on the state level and federal level, however, this proposal puts all these bad ideas together in one mammoth package.

“The legislation includes more than 30 proposals. In addition to “card check” union-organizing elections where workers would lose their right to a private ballot, it includes “ambush” elections that give little notice to employers, the formation of “micro” unions within a single department or location of a company, cancellation of state right-to-work laws, expansion of “joint employer” status that can make a company responsible for the actions of its subcontractors or franchisees, adoption of California’s “ABC test” for classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors, and disclosure of employees’ private contact information to unions.” (The "worst bill in Congress" is back -

To learn more about this legislation, please join the NRF and retailers across the country on Tuesday, February 23rd at 2pm.

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.