With three highly-effective vaccines now available, an end to our pandemic is in sight, however, that doesn’t mean things necessarily get easier just yet. Vaccines bring about a whole host of new questions employers must ask and contingencies they must plan for. Our Government Affairs Manager Austin Davis sat down with two leading attorneys in the Lake Champlain Region to talk through some of these questions to help you develop some of your own answers and contingencies. In this short video, we discuss;
- If an employer can or should mandate vaccination;
- If an employer can incentive vaccination and how to do so appropriately;
- handling potential issues that may arise with employees or customers around asking vaccination status; and
- a quick update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and changes being considered in Washington.
About the Attorneys;
Heather Ross is a litigation partner at Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. Ms. Ross’s practice focuses on complex litigation, as well as guiding businesses and individuals through internal and government investigations. Ms. Ross has tried many cases to jury and has extensive experience in commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and employment disputes. She regularly appears before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and the Vermont Human Rights Commission. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Ross frequently advises employers on complying with state and federal anti-discrimination laws, family and medical leave laws, wage and hour laws, and other employment-related matters. Her prior experience includes working as a federal prosecutor and as judicial clerk for the Honorable William K. Sessions III, a federal judge in the District of Vermont.
Ben Traverse is a labor and employment attorney at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Ben works diligently to find proactive solutions for employers in various occupational fields. He strives to be personable and approachable, and is always ready to serve as a dedicated advocate, particularly when clients face uniquely difficult circumstances.
None of the information on this page constitutes legal or financial advice.