CLE | What Employers and Employees Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Policies

WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 | COST: $20 Member, $30 Non-Member, $10 Paralegal, FREE to Legal Services Agency Practitioners | MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice | CLE Fee Waiver information is available here. | Disclaimer: This CLE is not subject to the 6.0 Audio CLE credits OCBA members in good standing receive.

In this CLE, presenters will discuss the recent guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding providing information to employers and employees about how a COVID-19 vaccination interacts with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

This program will cover what employers may or may not ask employees, what employees’ rights are, employers’ obligations regarding accommodations for employees who do not get vaccinated, the pros and cons of mandatory vaccination policies, and best practices for promoting a healthy and safe workplace.


Laura L. Spring, Esq. is a partner at and equity owner of CCBLaw and concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment law, human rights disputes, health law, intellectual property rights and commercial litigation. Laura is versed in all aspects of employment law, representing clients in federal and state administrative agencies as well as federal and state courts, arbitrations and mediations. She has over 20 years of litigation experience. Laura represents a myriad of small and medium sized businesses to ensure compliance with the various discrimination laws, wage and hour issues, corporate compliance, and human resources management. Laura negotiates employment contracts, separation agreements, severance agreements, non-competition agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements for individuals, executives, physicians, employers, and employees and has handled and been involved in numerous complex commercial litigation. Laura also represents licensed professionals before the Office of Professional Misconduct, the Office of Professional Discipline and other administrative agencies.

Anastasia Semel, Esq. is a CCBLaw Associate in its healthcare law and business law practices. She has represented and advised hospitals, physicians and physician groups, physician organizations, ambulatory surgery centers, accountable care organizations, long-term care facilities, and independent practice associations on transactional, compliance, and regulatory matters. Anastasia has experience in a wide variety of healthcare matters including hospital affiliations; compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws; HIPAA; formation of physician organizations, accountable care organizations, and independent practice associations; mergers, sales, and acquisitions; and employment and service agreements. She also has experience representing clients in general business law matters, including entity formation; mergers, sales, and acquisitions; joint ventures; and employment issues.


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