In December 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revised its guidance addressing employer COVID-19 vaccination programs and confirmed that federal laws do not prevent employers from encouraging or mandating the vaccination of their employees. And, just last week, the EEOC proposed wellness program rules that may result in final regulations impacting an employer’s ability to incentivize vaccinations. Many questions remain, however, regarding how and when employers should assemble the pieces to the complex puzzle of what is the correct approach and timing for their organization and workforce. In this webinar, the speakers will discuss the current legal landscape surrounding mandating vaccines in the workplace and will address factors for consideration in finalizing and implementing COVID-19 vaccination policies.
Webinars & Seminars
In this webinar, the speakers will provide an update on timely COVID-19 workplace issues and safe operating requirements and strategies, including employee vaccination policies. The speakers will also discuss critical (non-COVID-19-related) legal developments from 2020 that will affect employers for years to come.
The COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is complex and requires, among other things, California employers to adopt and implement a written COVID-19 Prevention Program. In this webinar, the speakers will discuss the testing requirements, outbreak calculations and duties, and more. The speakers will also address how California employers can ensure compliance with the new temporary standards and best practices employers may want to adopt during the pandemic.
Get up to speed with this 60-minute summary of the latest employment law developments in our
recurring webinar series with Rico and Rebecca. In the January session, they will discuss key changes in state employment law, answer frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, review President-elect Joe Biden’s selection to head the U.S. Department of Labor and what it means for employers, address “religious liberty” in 2021, and much more.
It’s a new year! And we’re all more than happy to put 2020 in the rearview mirror. However, a new year means getting back to the basics and preparing for whatever the next 12 months might bring, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. To kick off our 2021 OSHA Hour webinar series, the speakers will discuss how employers can and should prepare for the possibility of a knock on the door by their favorite (or not) federal or state compliance safety and health officer. The speakers will also address steps employers can take to be well-postured in the event OSHA shows up.
In this OSHA Hour webinar, the speakers will discuss employers’ most common misconceptions about workplace safety law—those that could cause employers to waste time and resources and relinquish their legal rights. The speakers will also address various workplace safety and health issues, including what a “serious” violation is (the answer may surprise you); whether OSHA is bound by its field operation manuals; the difference between abatement and compliance; whether a judge may freely disagree with OSHA’s legal interpretations; and others.
Don’t miss Ogletree Deakins’ 2021 National Workplace Strategies seminar on May 5-8, 2021 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago Illinois. Ogletree Deakins’ annual Workplace Strategies seminar is the premier event of its kind for sophisticated human resources professionals, in-house counsel, and other business professionals.