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COVID-19 Vaccine: A Responsible Employer's Guide to Workplace Immunization - On-Demand

COVID-19 Vaccine: A Responsible Employer's Guide to Workplace Immunization - On-Demand

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COVID-19 Vaccine: A Responsible Employer's Guide to Workplace Immunization - On-Demand

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WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to identify legal issues employers should consider when developing policies and practices related to the new COVID-19 vaccine during this unprecedented time with this instructive webinar.


We all remember March 11, 2020 like it was yesterday: the day in which the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. In the days since, there have been countless questions by all of humanity, some answered, some still pending, but the biggest question that remains: when will a vaccine be available that will lead to an end of this troubling crisis? Well, the vaccine has finally arrived and along with it — even more questions.

On Monday, December 14, 2020 the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered to a nurse in New York City, that same week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated guidance outlining how the COVID-19 vaccination intersects with an employer’s responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

EEO laws have continued to apply during this challenging time, but they do not and should not interfere with guidelines suggested by the CDC or state and local public health authorities regarding employer obligations or directives.

Join attorneys Jennifer Hataway and Carolyn Pellegrini as they identify legal issues employers should consider when developing policies and practices related to the COVID-19 vaccine. They’ll review EEOC guidance and relevant employment laws to answer your most pressing questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace. This webinar will help you navigate all the complexities of being a responsible employer during this unprecedented time!

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and apply responsible workplace practices as they relate to the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Anticipate the unique challenges your organization could be faced with in the coming months and plan accordingly
  • Prepare and educate executives, leaders, staff, and personnel on the future of the workplace post-pandemic
  • Utilize best practices and guidelines to align your organization with state, local and federal laws

About Your Presenters

Jennifer Hataway Jennifer Aaron Hataway
Butler Snow LLP
Jennifer Hataway is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Labor and Employment group. She represents management clients in connection with a broad range of employment law issues, including litigation, counseling and the preparation of contracts, employee handbooks, policies, and procedures.

Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor and bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. She is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana and American Bar Associations. Jennifer is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Herbert Law Center and is Past President of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Carolyn A. PellegriniCarolyn A. Pellegrini
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Carolyn Pellegrini assists employers with labor and employment disputes and other sensitive matters affecting their professional relationships with their employees. Colleges and universities, in particular, rely on Carolyn for representation in litigation and advice on day-to-day operations involving HR issues and their compliance with federal and state laws. Carolyn brings a holistic understanding of how the many stakeholders within institutions of higher education -- including administrative, academic and athletic departments, student affairs and public safety -- can affect HR departments. She handles tenure and collective bargaining agreement disputes and claims involving allegations of harassment and discrimination based on race, age, disability, and other protected classes. To help minimize the risk of such disputes, Carolyn also drafts faculty and staff handbooks, as well as policies and procedures, and provides training on how to follow them.

Carolyn’s experience with discrimination matters for educational institutions includes compliance reviews, investigation of complaints, issuance of investigation reports, and responses to information requests from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Carolyn extends this same skill set to assist businesses across numerous industries with labor and employment matters. Carolyn represents clients in federal and state employment litigation and arbitration, including matters involving Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act. She also handles investigations of employee misconduct, and the implementation of HR policies and procedures.