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Webinar | COVID-19 Vaccination in Healthcare Businesses: What Your Office Needs to Know Now

by admin on January 20, 2021 No comments

Healthcare business owners everywhere should be planning for the forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine and how they will navigate a sea of new challenges, from employer liability to mandatory policy development and implementation to managing accommodations. Join Florida Healthcare Law Firm attorneys Jeff Cohen, Karen Davila, and Dean Viskovich for this panel style presentation during which they will discuss the COVID-19 vaccination issues many organizations will need to strategically address in the weeks and months ahead.Webinar register here button

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Strategies for Successful Implementation of Mandatory Vaccine Policy for Your Workforce (Part 1)

by admin on November 1, 2020 No comments

fhlf mandatory vaccine for covidBy: Karen Davila

Can an employer require employees to be vaccinated against influenza?  And, a COVID-19 vaccine likely will be approved in the not-to-distant future.  What about that vaccine when it becomes available?  These are questions with which many organizations are grappling today.  With the confluence of what is expected to be a very active influenza season and the ongoing and unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, employers are contemplating how best to protect their workforce and clients/customers/patients.

One of the most effective ways to achieve this is a mandatory vaccine policy, but is that right for your organization?  Mandatory vaccination programs are not new.  Depending on your business, a mandatory vaccine policy may be the industry norm.  What factors should you consider?  What processes would you need to develop to address exceptions?

CAN YOUR BUSINESS MANDATE VACCINATIONS?

In general the answer is yes.  Although federal and state laws may vary, such programs are permissible provided any mandatory vaccination policy incorporates processes to address the required exceptions: medical accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).

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