COVID-19 EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: SAFELY RETURNING TO WORK
Live Simulcast Seminar
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MEMBER PRICE
$225.00
STANDARD PRICE
$275.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:45 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

Covid-19 Employment Law Update: Safely Returning to Work

Up-to-the-Minute Guidance to Inform Critical Decision-Making


Join course chair, Susan Ellingstad, and a roster of expert attorneys for insight and analysis of the biggest employment law issues and developments as the pandemic recovery gains momentum and we enter 2022. Topics covered include:

  • Managing Workplace Safety in 2022
  • Implementing a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate
  • Hiring and Retention Considerations
  • Managing Accommodations
  • Workers’ Compensation in the Age of Covid-19
  • And Much More! 

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Managing Workplace Safety in 2022 – Considerations for In-office, Remote and Hybrid Work
Reviewing and revising the safety protocols and policies put in place last year and deciding what goes and what stays is vital for the safety of the workforce returning to the workplace and those who may continue to work remotely. This session examines indoor masking, ventilation, large meetings, travel, testing and more and offers best practices and proactive steps for promoting workplace safety.
– Susan E. Ellingstad & Jessica L. Roe


10:00 – 10:05 a.m.
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10:05 – 11:05 a.m.
Practices to Include and Pitfalls to Avoid in Implementing a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate 
This session discusses what to do, and not do, when implementing a plan for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. The discussion includes the latest developments in mandating employees get a Covid-19 vaccine, including the impact of President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate plan and the prospective implications of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Covid-19.
– Susan E. Ellingstad


11:05 – 11:15 a.m.
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11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Successfully Managing Accommodations During Covid-19
Join this practical discussion of disability accommodation requests, including assessing and managing medical and religious exceptions to vaccine and mask mandates; current EEOC guidance; and what employers should consider when deciding whether to grant an exemption or challenge it. The session includes a discussion of how pandemic-related accommodations for employees, both with and without disabilities, may impact disability accommodations post-Covid-19.
– Penelope J. Phillips 


12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation in the Age of Covid-19
Covid-19 has brought new challenges to the workplace and raised issues related to defining and covering workplace injuries. This session will discuss:

  • What happens if someone believes they have contracted Covid-19 while on the job?
  • Are severe reactions to a Covid-19 vaccine covered if an employer mandates vaccination?
  • Can a claim be made for remote work injuries?
  • Does workers’ compensation cover unknown future health conditions related to Covid-19?
  • And more!

– Karen M. Charlson 


1:45 – 1:55 p.m.
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1:55 – 2:25 p.m.
Vaccine Mandate Challenges and More – The 2022 Covid-19 Litigation Update
What claims are plaintiffs’ attorneys bringing in the age of Covid-19? How do you avoid, mitigate or defend against these claims? An experienced plaintiffs’ attorney provides the latest information about challenges to vaccine mandates and other Covid-19 related litigation in this focused session.
– Christopher D. Jozwiak


2:25 – 2:30 p.m.
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2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
5 Ways Covid-19 Has Impacted Collective Bargaining  – The 2022 Labor Law Update
Covid-19 has significantly impacted collective bargaining for more than a year. Those effects can be felt in both union and non-union workplaces. This session identifies the top developments and discusses what union and non-union employers and attorneys need to know.
– Nicolas R. Kaylor


3:00 – 3:05 p.m.
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3:05 – 3:35 p.m.
COVID-19, FMLA, ADA and More – The 2022 Leave Law Update
This session will provide a brief overview of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on federal, state, and local leave laws. This session will address the FFCRA, FMLA, MPLA, ADA, and the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth sick leave ordinances.
– Grant T. Collins


3:35 – 3:45 p.m.
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3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Legal and Practical Considerations for Hiring and Retention During Covid-19
Learn about new and creative approaches for recruiting and retaining talent and the employment law compliance issues that must be evaluated in implementing these plans:

  • Trend: Recruiting everywhere
    Compliance Issues: Right to recall laws, multi-state compliance-hiring, notices, pay transparency laws
  • Trend: Bonuses and incentive pay
    Compliance Issues: Pay equity, regular rate of pay, payroll change notices, earning conditions, “must be present to win” challenges
  • Trend: Vetting with AI and data analytics
    Compliance Issues: Implicit bias, privacy
  • Trend: Remote work
    Compliance Issues: Timekeeping, LOA, expense reimbursement, multi-state compliance
  • Trend: Cutting-edge benefits
    Compliance Issues: ERISA

– Claire B. Deason & Marko J. Mrkonich

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION  IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

LIVE SIMULCAST
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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$225 MSBA members / $225 paralegals / $275 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.5 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.5 credits.

Minnesota CLE also has applied to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 6.5 labor and employment law specialist credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$225.00
STANDARD PRICE
$275.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

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