Have You Thought About… Requiring Employees to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

This course will provide up-to-date information regarding whether employers can – and should – mandate vaccines for employees once they become more readily available.

Key topics to be discussed:

Newly issued EEOC guidance on vaccines
Accommodations employers may need to make in mandating vaccines (e.g., for religious or medical reasons)  
Issues specific to the COVID-19 vaccine, including FDA Emergency Use Authorization issues; legislative developments on vaccine issues
Practical considerations in implementing a vaccine program and policyand other employment considerations. 

Date / Time: January 27, 2021

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 Business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: January 12, 2021

Christine Samsel
Christine Samsel, a shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt, is a highly respected employment attorney who has received multiple honors and awards, including Chambers USA¬ rankings, nearly 20 years of Martindale-Hubbell AV ratings, and 5280 “Best Lawyer” status. Admitted in multiple jurisdictions, including California, Colorado, Virginia and Washington, DC, Ms. Samsel has a comprehensive, coast-to-coast practice representing companies in virtually every aspect of employment law, ranging from advice and counseling, due diligence in corporate transactions, and contract negotiation to arbitration and litigation. With extensive administrative agency, trial and arbitration experience in employment matters, Ms. Samsel regularly defends companies and management in adversarial proceedings. Looked to as a leading resource on emerging labor and employment issues, Ms. Samsel frequently authors articles and speaks on a wide variety of topics, including COVID-related employment issues.

Martine Wells
Martine Wells, a Shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt, is a Colorado-based employment advisor and litigator whose practice focuses on wage and hour issues. Clients rely on Martine for her strategic insights, proactive compliance advice, and preventing and managing employment litigation.

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I. Newly issued EEOC guidance on vaccines 3:00-3:15
II. Accommodations employers may need to make in mandating vaccines (e.g., for religious or medical reasons) 3:15-3:30
III. Issues specific to the COVID-19 vaccine, including FDA Emergency Use Authorization issues; legislative developments on vaccine issues 3:30-3:45
IV. Practical considerations in implementing a vaccine program and policy; and other employment considerations. 3:45-4:00