Webinar: Considerations for Employers Handling COVID Vaccine Mandates

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 23, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan. The action plan calls for employers with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests, as well as requiring vaccinations for federal employees, contractors, and hospitals receiving federal financial assistance.

OSHA is required to issue vaccine/testing rules as part of an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Until OSHA issues the ETS, many employers are scrambling to understand how the mandates will affect them, what employers should know if considering a surcharge, and how they might prepare for compliance.

The webinar will address the best practices for handling the mandate and surcharge issues, including:

  • Who is subject to the vaccine mandate and how employees will be counted
  • Recommendations on creating policies and procedures
  • Concerns surrounding testing requirements, such as cost and timing
  • Considerations for surcharges as part of a wellness program, implementation of surcharges, and potential ACA affordability issues
  • Reasonable accommodations and exemptions
  • HIPAA considerations

This 60-minute intermediate-level webinar will help employers understand how the mandates may affect their workforces and what they can do to prepare for ETS rollout.

Please note: The webinar will reflect the most recent guidance reasonably available at time of presentation. In the event the ETS is issued, or other developments arise that have an impact on this topic, adjustments will be made where possible.

The presentation will be posted on the UBA Website the afternoon before the webinar.

Register here.

This webinar event has been submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management to qualify for 1 re-certification credit hour.

Presenter

Micah Dickie is a litigator in Fisher Phillips’ Atlanta office. As a member of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group, Micah represents clients during safety and health inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and defends them during contested OSHA matters. As part of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce and Vaccine Subcommittee, Micah advises employers on the many workplace law aspects of COVID-19.

Registering for the Webinar

Since this program is conducted in partnership with a leading national firm, you will note there is a charge for attendance.  So, two options: you may RSVP directly to us and watch from our offices at no charge. Or, to view at your location, use our Priority Code: UBA613 for discounted access.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events, COVID-19