Pandemic Workplace Vaccine Policies

Pandemic Workplace Vaccine Policies – What Can/Can’t Be Required in Ohio

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern Time)

Presented by:
Sara M. Costanzo, Shareholder - Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA

COVID-19 vaccines have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but what does that mean for employers? Shareholder Sara Costanzo will discuss the rights employers have regarding requiring employees to receive the vaccine, what accommodations and exemptions they must consider, along with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. She will also address the potential liability in Ohio, an at-will employment state, as it pertains to employee vaccinations. 

Key Takeaways

  • Comprehend what exemptions and accommodations employers must take into account while creating their vaccine policy
  • Recognize the potential liability for employers not requiring the vaccine
  • Understand some of the options available for vaccination exemptions

The Presenter

Sara M. Costanzo, Shareholder - Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA

Sara has been with the firm nearly 25 years, and during this time she has served as practice chair of the firm’s community banking, government collections, healthcare collections, landlord/tenant and utility collections groups. Originally joining the firm as a law clerk, Sara worked as an associate attorney for a few years before she was promoted to a shareholder in 2006. In 2018, she transitioned into a new role within the business development group, where she now focuses on maintaining client relationships as well as developing new ones both locally and nationally in scale.

Sara’s goal is to provide timely and professional assistance to business owners, service providers, managers, directors, and other recovery professionals who struggle with managing their accounts receivable. She understands that her clients’ days are long and demanding, so she aims to provide efficient, cost-effective solutions – for any type of claim. 

Sara is a frequent lecturer on topics including elder abuse and other forms of financial misappropriation, collection strategies, landlord-tenant law, and various federal regulations. She is also very active in a number of charities, especially the Northeast Ohio Division of the March of Dimes. Thanks to her annual fundraising efforts, the firm has received multiple recognitions as a Top Ten Walk Team. She also loves to travel and cook.

2/23/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time

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