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    COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Who, What, Where, When, Why (& How)

    Date: September 29, 2021, 10:00am
    Debbie Gray - SHRM-CP
    VIRTUAL - 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    SPEAKER: Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR – FiveL Company 
    Free for Current 2021 Members, $25 non-HRASM Members
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    Title:  COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Who, What, Where, When, Why (& How)


    On September 9, 2021 President Biden announced his plan for a “Path Out of the Pandemic.”  The plan included two Executive Orders and two directives instructing employers across the country, in various industries, in the public and in the private sector to require certain employees to be vaccinated and others may have the option to be vaccinated or subject to testing.  These include five key categories:

    • A directive to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to publish a Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private sector employers employing “100 or more employees” to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or tested weekly;
    • Another OSHA directive to cover employers with more than 100 employees to provide paid leave for or recovery from vaccinations;
    • An Executive Order (EO) for certain private sector employers who are government (sub)contractors;
    • A directive to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement; and
    • An EO for federal executive branch employees.

    Join this interactive program, sponsored by the HR Association of Southern Maryland (HRASM) as we review related issued including and not limited to:

    • Who: Which employers and which employees are impacted?
    • What: What determines if an employee must be vaccinated or may choose to be tested?
    • Where: Is there any difference if the employee is vaccinated via an on-site, employer sponsored vaccine program or independently?
    • When: As of what date or dates must employers and employee comply with the various requirements?
    • Why: For what reasons might an employer that is not covered by any of these new requirements consider requiring the same?
    • How should employers implement each of these requirements?

    Pre-approved by HRCI and SHRM for 1.25 hours. $25 per person – HRASM members attend for FREE.  10:00 – 11:15 a.m. ET

    Current HRASM members click here to obtain your FREE promotion code.

    SPEAKER: Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR – FiveL Company 

    Ms. Walters has more than 25 years’ combined experience in management, HR administration, employment law practice, and teaching.

    She has received national and regional awards, presented at conferences across the country, been engaged as an expert witness for the defense, and testified before U.S. Congressional and state legislative committees and administrative agencies on employment issues.

    Her book, “From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations” is now in its 2nd edition and has been one of the publisher’s “Great 8” best-sellers for eight consecutive years and provides readers with 3.0 SHRM credits!

    Today Ms. Walters works as an independent consultant providing proactive human resources and employment law consulting services and training programs doing business as FiveL Company, “Helping Leaders Limit their Liability by Learning the Law.”SM

    Ms. Walters is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  September 24, 2021 5:00 pm EST

    *** 1.25 recert credit Pre Approved with SHRM and HRCI ***