The CUPP | Episode 22: Labor & Employment Law Issues Facing Your Credit Union with Victor Cardwell 

Released September 8, 2023 | Join Victor Cardwell, Principal and Chairman at the law firm of Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLC, as he discusses top labor and employment law issues your credit union should be aware of. Cardwell dives into unionization efforts, leave and flexible work policies, the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies, and what you should know about affirmative action plan requirements from the Department of Labor.

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Key Takeaways

  • Understand the basics of unionization efforts, meeting employees’ needs, and how flexible work policies can impact your ability to attract and retain talent. 
  • Dive into the importance of DEI in recruitment and retention, the hiring process, and succession planning. 
  • Learn about the Department of Labor’s rules regarding affirmative action programs and why your credit union must have one in place. 

Presented By

Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU
Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU

Ann Petros was named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in October 2021. In her role, Petros oversees NAFCU’s advocacy on various regulatory developments from federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Petros joined NAFCU in June 2016 as a regulatory affairs counsel and was promoted to senior regulatory affairs counsel in June 2018. Since starting at NAFCU, Petros has led the association’s advocacy on housing finance issues as well as Federal Communications Commission regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Victor Cardwell

Victor Cardwell is co-chair of Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s (WRVB) Labor & Employment practice group, as well as a Principal and Chairman of the WRVB Board of Directors. He practices labor and employment law throughout the U.S., focusing on diversity, the Fair Labor Standards Act, labor/management relations, and workplace violence. Victor has significant experience before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He offers counsel and training to executives and human resources managers on a wide range of employer concerns: harassment, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, health and disability, discipline, discharge, and more. Additionally, Victor is the Immediate Past President of the Virginia Bar Association and serves on the Virginia State Bar’s Board of Governors for its Diversity Conference. He was named to the Roanoke Law Foundation Fellows Program in 2018. Learn more about Victor.