The Rules of COVID-19 Management: Understanding Virginia’s Permanent Workplace Health and Safety Standards
Date: March 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This event will be offered virtually through Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to participate, and registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to the event.
Member Rate: Free
Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the event date. Registrants will be charged the full registration fee for no-shows and/or cancellations made within 48 hours of the event. Registrant substitutions are allowed and may be made at any time up to the start time of the event.
Last July, Virginia adopted first-in-the-nation workplace standards to protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those standards have now become permanent and include several key changes, along with important requirements for employers to train employees and develop response plans.
Join attorneys Hunter Byrnes and Steven Gould of Byrnes Gould Law to learn more about what your organization must do to comply with the permanent standards and protect your employees.
Hunter Byrnes is a partner and co-founder of Byrnes Gould Law in Danville. The firm focuses on business issues, including employment law and commercial litigation, and strives to build relationships with its clients to better anticipate the ever-changing needs of the business world. He regularly advises employers and employees on statutes and regulations, contracts, human resources, unemployment, employee handbooks, and best practices. Hunter previously served as General Counsel and Vice-President of Infinity Global after working for the law firms of Hunton & Williams and Clement Wheatley. He is licensed by the Virginia and North Carolina State Bars and regularly appears in State and Federal courts in both states. Hunter received his law degree from the University of Virginia and is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.
Steven Gould is a principal with the Danville firm Byrnes Gould Law and focuses his practice on employment law, estate planning, civil litigation, and assisting clients who interact with Virginia’s state agencies and regulatory boards. He is a former member and vice chairman of the Danville School Board and is currently a member of the Longwood University Board of Visitors. He is an active member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Law Foundation and on the Pro Bono Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission. Prior to attending law school, Steven – a Danville native – served for five years as a policy adviser in the Office of the Governor in Richmond, where he focused his work on economic and workforce development, agriculture, housing, and executive clemency. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia School of Law.