Vaccination Law: What Employers Need to Know

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With the COVID-19 pandemic entering an uncertain new phase, developing a policy regarding employee vaccination is no longer optional for businesses and organizations. This decision implicates a wide array of federal legal regimes, including OSHA, Title VII, ADA, HIPAA, ERISA, GINA, PDA, NLRA. With sometimes contradictory guidance arising from different agencies, this CLE provides the background needed to identify the issues arising with respect to specific entities and guides the development of vaccination policies.

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Event Details

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Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Brian Dean Abramson, Esq.

General Credits

1.5

Course Description

With the COVID-19 pandemic entering an uncertain new phase, developing a policy regarding employee vaccination is no longer optional for businesses and organizations. This decision implicates a wide array of federal legal regimes, including OSHA, Title VII, ADA, HIPAA, ERISA, GINA, PDA, NLRA. With sometimes contradictory guidance arising from different agencies, this CLE provides the background needed to identify the issues arising with respect to specific entities and guides the development of vaccination policies.

Principles

  • OSHA requirements relevant to employee vaccination
  • Employer vaccination mandates, exemptions, and accommodations
  • Employer encouragement, facilitation, and incentivization of employee vaccination
  • Communicating vaccination policy to employees
  • Dealing with the post-vaccination work environment and adverse events resulting from vaccination

Syllabus

  1. Implications of OSHA safe work environment requirements (and hep B vaccination rule) for vaccination policies
  2. Mandates generally and government mandates for vaccination for certain professions
  3. Employer mandates, and accommodations for medical objections (including pregnancy) and religious objections
  4. NLRA considerations for instituting vaccination requirements for unionized or otherwise organized employees
  5. Employer facilitation of vaccination through on-site vaccination clinics
  6. Employer incentivization of vaccination through bonuses, paid leave, etc.
  7. Treatment of vaccinated versus unvaccinated employees following vaccination
  8. Communication of vaccination policy to employees, and addressing employee opposition to vaccination
  9. Employer liabilities and reporting requirements for adverse reactions to vaccination

Instructor

Brian Dean Abramson, Esq.

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