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Annual Employment & Benefits Law Conference 2021



Presenters: Sara J. Ackermann, Mary Ellen Schill, Nicole L. Stangl


Conference Date:  Tuesday, November 16, 2021 (moved up from December 2, 2021)

Due to OSHA ETS being issued on November 4, and compliance required commencing December 5, we have had many requests to move up our conference to address the ETS requirements. Our conference will start with a panel presentation about the OSHA ETS and allow for Q&A! This will be followed by summary of the latest vaccine incentive and surcharge rules. If you are unable to attend on this new date you may request a refund or we will send you the recorded broadcast to watch when convenient for you. All presentations will be via Zoom. Schedule has changed slightly as follows:


Vaccine Mandates – The OSHA ETS Is Here!!! Will you be ready????

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Attorneys Sara Ackermann, Mary Ellen Schill, and Nicole Stangl

This will be a panel discussion to address the latest issues arising out of the federal contractor mandate, OSHA mandate, and the CMS mandates now that all have been issued. Specific focus will be on the ETS (100 employee threshold, Testing, Policies, Logs, and other requirements). Email your questions to Sara Ackermann in advance!

COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives in the Workplace

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Attorney Mary Ellen Schill

Mary Ellen addresses the top-of-mind questions for employers regarding COVID-19 vaccine incentives, such as:

  • Can you require vaccinations of your employees?
  • Can you offer an incentive to employees who get vaccinated?
  • Can you charge higher health plan premiums for the unvaccinated?
  • Implications for GINA, ADA, EEOC, HIPAA

Questions/Break 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Wage and Hour Pitfalls – What Employers Should be Aware Of

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Attorney Nicole Stangl

Nicole will address wage and hour considerations under both Federal and State law. Can you force employees to pay for COVID-19 testing? Can expenses come out of employee’s paychecks? Is your time-clock system up to date? Are you required to provide PTO or vacation? If you provide it, what do you need to know?

The New Remote Workplace – Non-compete and Out-of-State Pitfalls

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Attorney Sara Ackermann

Sara will address the changing landscape of remote work. Can you still enforce noncompetes when employees can work from anywhere in the world? How do you address management’s desire to now hire employees to work in other states? Do you need to worry about that 1 remote worker in California?  Email your questions to Sara Ackermann in advance!

Sponsored by:
Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.

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