Date(s) - April 14th, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Keeping It Legal: A Manufacturer’s Guide to COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Please register to attend, and we will send you a link to participate before the event.
PA manufacturers have faced setbacks amidst the pandemic shutdown, COVID-19 outbreaks and creating workplaces that allow for masking and social distancing. As Pennsylvania continues its COVID-19 vaccination rollout, Phase 1B includes manufacturing workers. Will you require your workers to get vaccinated so you can get back to business as usual?
Gross McGinley Partner Loren L. Speziale, business attorney and chair of the firm’s employment law team, provides COVID-19 vaccination legal guidance to manufacturers about:
- Mandates – can you legally require employees to get vaccinated?
- Privacy laws, reasonable accommodations and exemptions – creating policies and protocols that meet EEOC, ADA and other employment law standards
- Employer and employee consequences – understanding litigation risks, employer liability and legality
- Accessibility – can you offer onsite vaccinations?
- Incentive programs – What’s permissible? What’s not?
Following the legal portion of the program, get an update from the Lehigh Valley’s top medical providers Capital Blue Cross, Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s University Health Network in a brief panel discussion and update about the state’s rollout and what you can expect in this next phase. The event will wrap up with a Q&A for the presenter and panelists.
Employers will learn about valuable resources to help create a lawful vaccination strategy for their manufacturing organization. Participants are invited to submit questions in advance to ensure they are answered.
About the Presenters
Loren L Speziale is a true business partner to her clients and is dedicated to helping business owners reach their goals by managing risk, streamlining relationships and processes, and using a proactive, collaborative approach in addressing their business needs. She serves diverse clients across many sectors including nonprofit, banking, manufacturing, wedding & entertainment, and the equine industry. Small to mid-sized businesses turn to Loren as a trusted legal advisor for general counsel, contract, financial, entity formation and succession planning matters. Employers value her insights regarding employment matters including employment contracts, handbooks and policies, discrimination claims, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, and workplace investigations.
Dr. Joan Harrold is a Senior Medical Director with Capital BlueCross. Prior to joining Capital BlueCross in December 2019, Dr. Harrold was, for more than two decades, the chief medical officer of one of the largest hospices in Pennsylvania. After completing her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia and residency in internal medicine, Dr. Harrold earned a masters of public health with emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics from The George Washington University. In recognition of her excellence in patient care and her high ethical standards, Dr. Harrold was awarded the Nancy Bohnet Award for Excellence by the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network. She was also honored with the Josefina Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Harrold has authored a variety of publications in hospice in palliative care and presented at numerous state and national conferences.