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Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccine: Implications for Business

This webinar was recorded on May 4, 2021

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As the United States attempts to move past the pandemic, many people contend that the vast majority of our fellow citizens must be vaccinated in order to do so. There is, however, an anti-vaccine movement. While many colleges and universities are requiring students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated, a number of states are considering legislation or executive orders to prohibit such mandates for employees and/or customers.

In this webinar, we will explore the legal risks associated with requiring — and not requiring — vaccination. Our panel, which includes a management-side attorney, a plaintiffs' attorney, a union president, and an HR professional, will specifically examine the different laws that could be invoked to contest vaccine requirements as well as the laws that would potentially make employers liable for not vaccinating. In addition, we will discuss the non-legal but operational effects of choosing to require or to not require vaccination.

Featured speakers:
Abigail Charpentier '95, vice president people and culture - Americas, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Richard Maroko, president, Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO
David Sherwyn '86 (ILR), JD '89, John and Melissa Ceriale Professor Hospitality Human Resources and academic director of the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, School of Hotel Administration
Celeste Yeager, shareholder, Littler

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