Vaccine Mandates and Federal Guidance: EEOC and OSHA, Religious and Medical Accommodations, State Law Limits
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide employment counsel with guidance on the current state of enforcement of federal and state vaccine mandates and what employers may require to accommodate a religious or medical objection to mandates. The panel will discuss EEOC guidance and state requirements in Illinois, California, and other states. The panel will address best practices for employment health-related policies in both the context of COVID-19 and future non-COVID illnesses.
- Vaccine mandates
- Litigation status
- State restrictions
- Other states
The panel will address these and other key topics:
- What is the status of litigation regarding vaccine mandates?
- How far can employers go in making a "limited factual inquiry" into an employee's religious belief when seeking an exemption?
- What must an employee provide when seeking a disability exemption from vaccine mandates?
Jennifer Stefanick Barna
Epstein Becker & Green
Ms. Barna’s practice focuses on civil litigation and corporate counseling in the areas of employment law and... | Read More
Ms. Barna’s practice focuses on civil litigation and corporate counseling in the areas of employment law and complex commercial matters. She represents businesses in a broad spectrum of industries, including commercial real estate, financial services, health care, and retail. Ms. Barna’s experience includes representing employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals on a wide range of issues involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of employment contracts, wage and hour compliance, tort claims, and restrictive covenants; counseling employers on workplace and employment law issues, such as discipline and termination, workplace accommodations, FMLA and similar state law leave issues, wage and hour compliance, and internal investigations; conducting workplace training seminars for employers, including managers and non-supervisory personnel; and drafting employment policies and procedures as well as employee handbooks and manuals.Close
Mr. Harty regularly represents companies, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning in day-to-day... | Read More
Mr. Harty regularly represents companies, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning in day-to-day and complex labor and employment issues. He has tried almost 100 cases to verdict. Mr. Harty is frequent author and lecturer on employment law issues, among others.Close
Robert T. Zielinski
Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone
Mr. Zielinski has been representing employers in virtually all aspects of their relationships to employees and various... | Read More
Mr. Zielinski has been representing employers in virtually all aspects of their relationships to employees and various government agencies since 1982. His representations include union organizing, negotiations and arbitrations; litigation of individual or class employment claims over discrimination, wages, benefits and so forth; compliance programs; and proactive advice on managing situations to avoid litigation. Given the length and breadth of his experience, Mr. Zielinski takes a holistic approach to helping clients resolve issues in the context of general compliance and the client's business strategy.Close