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Vaccines and Masks:
Legal & Practical Solutions for Employers and HR

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

  • Make the right call on vaccine mandates.

    The mandate tide has shifted. Learn how to make the smart decision on vaccine mandates, notification, passports, privacy, incentives, testing and more.

  • Get the masking issue right.

    The CDC/OSHA/state guidance is confusing. What should your company do right now?

  • Update your return-to-work rules.

    The Delta variant again has people leery of returning to the workplace. When can you require returns and what accommodations must you make?

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

With the rapid spread of the Delta variant, companies that envisioned a return to normal are now deciding to implement vaccine mandates and bring back mask and social distancing rules. Plus, workers are again voicing fears about returning to the workplace, meaning you have to make legally smart accommodation decisions.

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

Do employees have to disclose vaccinations? Can you (and should you) mandate or incentivize the shots? How do you collect and track vaccination status? Can you (should you) still require masks? What’s the best way to communicate all of this?

One wrong answer can trigger big legal trouble, an employee-relations nightmare or both. Make sure your organization protects itself from these evolving risks and understands 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 and Masks

  • With the recent spike in cases, can you (and should you) require employees to get vaccinated? Just for specific jobs?
  • What medical and legal exceptions must you offer for vaccination rules?
  • Is it legal to ask employees about their vax status?
  • How should you collect and retain vax data to avoid ADA trouble?
  • Should you bring back masking rules?
  • Should you require nonemployees (vendors, customers, etc.) to get vaccinated or wear masks?
  • What's the most up-to-date workplace advice from OSHA, the CDC and state agencies?
  • How should you revise your written policy based on the Delta variant?
  • What wage and hour issues must you watch for?
  • What about workers’ comp, OSHA and union responsibilities?
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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.

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Professional Certification Credit Hours Included

This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

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