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[Webinar] COVID-19 Vaccinations: What Employers Need to Consider

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
[Webinar] COVID-19 Vaccinations: What Employers Need to Consider

If an employee does not get vaccinated, can a workers’ compensation claim be compensable if COVID-19 is determined to be contracted in the workplace?

As we inch closer to distributing a vaccination for COVID-19, it is becoming clearer that there are more questions for employers rather than answers. Once the federal and state agencies weigh-in, the options become even more complex. This webinar will address many items that employers should consider in the advance of a vaccination.  

We will discuss ways for employers to navigate the potential legislative, regulatory, morale, and insurance effects to come in 2021, including: 

  • Do I need a vaccination policy? And can my company be liable for not requiring vaccination? 
  • Is this an employer’s responsibility or is it the responsibility of individual employees who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? 
  • Can we require our employees to be vaccinated? And can employees be terminated for refusing the vaccination? 
  • What are the already-existing legal and regulatory limitations for EEOC, OSHA, and HIPAA that we can consider now? 
  • Does the vaccine mean that we no longer need to enforce masks and social distancing in the workplace? 
  • How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost and who will pay for it? 
  • Can organizations purchase vaccines for employees and their families? 
  • Can our health plan cover vaccination for employees who have waived insurance? 
  • How do ACA requirements apply to COVID-19 vaccinations? 
  • Does your health insurance plan cover vaccines for furloughed EE’s?
  • What do the current vaccination phases recommended by the federal government look like?
  • Can a member be balanced billed when getting a vaccination?

Ronald Kowalczyk  / Kelleher + Holland, LLC

Mr. Kowalczyk concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on employment, business and corporate, and intellectual property law. He handles a wide array of employment matters not limited to hiring and terminating employees, executive contracts and compensation, employment handbooks, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, covenants not-to-compete, workforce reductions, Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), overtime compensation, and discrimination/harassment claims. Mr. Kowalczyk is also an experienced intellectual property litigator handling federal court copyright, trademark, and patent infringement cases, as well as Opposition Proceedings and Appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr.  / Kelleher + Holland, LLC

Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr., co-founder of Kelleher + Holland, LLC, had a vision of legal services deeply rooted in high-level client services from the very inception of his career. He believes that nothing replaces old-fashioned hard work. That hard work has been focused on putting the client’s best interests first for 25 years.

Andy concentrates his practice in trust and estate law, business law, tax law, and asset protection planning for high net worth business owners, executives, and individuals. He enjoys the never-ending challenges of solving complex estate and tax planning puzzles for his clients. Being both an attorney and a CPA, he has earned the respect and trust of both clients and peers alike by never prescribing advice that he wouldn’t take himself.

 Jonathan Reinecke  / Horton Group

Jonathan Reinecke is a Partner, Shareholder, and serves as a Vice President of Sales in Horton’s Employee Benefit Solutions Division. He brings several years of insurance experience in healthcare and insurance to Horton’s team of risk advisors, employee benefit, and insurance specialists.  In his role at Horton, Jonathan is responsible for providing strategic, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to meet his clients’ most complex, employee benefits and healthcare challenges.



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