Thursday, December 2, 2021
"Navigating the Challenges of Implementing Vaccine Mandates"
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome from Amy Sabato
8:30 AM - 8:55 Legal Update and Q&A with Deb Najjar
9:00 - 10:30 Program
Approved for 1.50 SHRM credits, HRCI credits pending
More and more employers are requiring workers to become vaccinated against Covid-19, whether as a matter of company policy, or due to state and federal mandates, including the anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard from OSHA for employers with 100 or more workers. These mandatory vaccinations raise a host of questions for employers including: how to implement and communicate a vaccine mandate; how to handle employee needs for time off to get vaccinated or recover from vaccine side effects; applying a vaccine mandate to remote workers; and addressing requests for exemption from vaccination due to medical reasons or sincerely-held religious belief consistent with EEOC guidance. Join us on December 2, when Adam Hamel, Chair of McLane Middleton’s Employment Law Practice Group will discuss these topics and more as employers grapple with the challenges of this latest phase of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our Speaker: Adam Hamel, Director and Chair of McLane Middleton's Employment Law Practice Group
Adam is a director in McLane Middleton’s Litigation Department and chair of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group, concentrating his practice in the areas of business, employment and probate litigation. Adam regularly assists clients on a variety of commercial and employment litigation matters, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, and violations of restrictive covenants. Adam also has extensive experience working on will contests, fiduciary litigation and guardianships.
Adam received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New England Law | Boston in 2005.
While in law school, Adam was the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Law Review, and served as an intern for Justice Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and for Justice Margot Botsford, then of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Since 2007, KMA has provided businesses throughout New England with human resources guidance and support – on-site or remotely – especially during times of growth, transition and conflict. Our team of expert consultants addresses compliance issues, solves employee relations problems, provides compensation management, and helps recruit and retain talent. We are HR.™
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Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP