MANDATED COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS – What do we do between now and October 18?
The Governor’s Proclamation that all healthcare providers in Washington State must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021, potentially affects all home health care providers and their employees. We are providing this webinar to help providers understand and navigate their responsibilities to comply with the vaccine mandate. During this webinar, Sarah Swale of Jensen Morse Baker PLLC will provide an overview of the mandate, what it means, and who it impacts. She will also address what policies and procedures you may need to create or modify to comply with the vaccine mandate. Sarah will also discuss when and how to provide medical and religious accommodations to workers in compliance with the mandate and anti-discrimination laws, and when and how to compensate employees for time spent getting vaccinated or for employees who experience side effects to the vaccine. During this webinar, learn what you can do between now and October 18 to ensure your employees are informed, your documentation—vaccine verification, accommodation requests, vaccine policy—is in order, and you do not inadvertently include anybody who has not met the vaccination mandate requirements or been provided an appropriate accommodation in your scheduling after October 18, 2021. This webinar will also include ample time for questions and answers after the presentation.
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Platform: GoToMeetings; Meeting login information will be included in your registration confirmation email.
*A recording of this meeting will be shared with all registrants following the presentation.
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About our Speaker:
Sarah Swale is a partner at Jensen Morse Baker PLLC, where she focuses her practice on employment litigation. Sarah has extensive experience litigating, mediating, and resolving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and failure to accommodate. She also has over twenty years experience assisting employers with employment-related issues in the long term care, home health care, and senior housing industries. Sarah also takes a proactive approach to compliance by working closely with clients to develop policies and practices tailored to the client’s business needs, working collaboratively with clients to resolve workplace issues in the moment, and providing training to managers and staff dealing with employment issues on the front lines.
Sarah is also a recognized national presenter on topics ranging from complex wage and hour issues to social media and privacy in the workplace.