• Thursday, Nov. 11
  • 1:00 ET
  • 10:00 PT
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Vaccines, Mandates & Masks: Legal & Practical Solutions for Your Workplace

In this 75-minute interactive online training, you will learn how to:

  • Make smart decisions on vaccine rules.

    OSHA’s vaccine requirement is coming soon. Learn the most effective (and legally smart) moves on mandates, notification, privacy, incentives and testing for any size company.

  • Handle those confusing exception requests.

    Employees can legally claim medical and religious exceptions to your vaccine rules. We’ll explain (in plain English) when you must say “yes” and when you can say “no.”

  • Update your mask and return-to-work rules.

    We’ll sort through the confusing CDC/OSHA/state rules on masks, and lay out the best return-to-work strategy.

Your compliance guide to the unique workplace issues raised by COVID vaccines and more

Any day now, OSHA is expected to issue its promised nationwide rule that says organizations with 100 or more workers must mandate COVID vaccinations for their employees. But regardless of your company’s size, the mandate tide has shifted.

On top of this, you face confusing and legally dangerous questions like …

How should you collect and track vaccination status? When must you allow medical and religious exceptions? Should you allow testing as an alternative or set a strict vax-or-leave mandate? What’s the best way to communicate all of this?

One wrong answer can trigger big legal trouble, an employee-relations nightmare or both. It’s vital that you make smart legal decisions in the coming weeks and months to manage this unprecedented issue.

On November 11, discover how to protect your organization from these evolving risks and understand all the best practices being used today by U.S. employers. You’ll get trusted answers to the most pressing questions employers are asking, plus guidance based on the lessons learned from mistakes made by other employers.

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Agenda for Vaccines, Mandates & Masks

  • The OSHA mandate. Who will it cover, who pays, notification, records—and will it stand up in court?
  • Your own rules. If you have 100+ employees, should you still allow a testing option? If you have less than 100, should you mandate anyway (pros & cons)?
  • Exceptions and accommodations. What medical and legal exceptions must you offer for vaccination rules—and when can you say “no”?
  • Recordkeeping. How should you collect and retain vax data to avoid ADA trouble?
  • Privacy. Is it legal to ask employees about their vax status and past COVID infections? And how must you store COVID data?
  • Masks. The COVID/CDC/state rules are confusing—when should you (and must you) require masking?
  • Customers & clients. Should you require nonemployees (vendors, customers, etc.) to get vaccinated or wear masks?
  • Policies. How should you revise your written policy based on the latest law changes?
  • Pay issues. What wage & hour issues must you watch out for?
  • Other risks. What about workers’ comp, OSHA and union responsibilities?
  • What’s next. What's the most up-to-date workplace advice from OSHA, the CDC and state agencies?

Interactive Q&A time included

Every employer has questions about vaccines and masks—get yours answered during our special Q&A session.

Helen Holden is a partner at SpencerFane in the firm’s Phoenix office, where she helps businesses successfully navigate the alphabet soup of federal and state employment laws. She provides practical advice and training on HR issues, as well as representing employers in court. Helen is well known for her dynamic and plain-English training sessions, particularly on COVID compliance issues.

Helen Holden
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