Taking a Shot at COVID-19: What Restaurants Need to Know About Vaccinating their Workforce

After nine months of immeasurable business operation and other challenges, the Federal Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorization for two COVID-19 vaccines which are becoming increasingly available in the U.S. A vaccinated and protected workforce will be the key to ending the pandemic and emerging from the crisis. As 2021 begins, the restaurant industry is uniquely positioned, if not charged with, leading this effort, but a myriad of legal pitfalls must be considered.

In this one-hour live webinar, you will hear from Kate Piche, Senior Director of Accreditation & Compliance at the National Restaurant Association, about our new resource to help get your workforce vaccinated promptly. Also, Sheppard Mullin attorneys Derek Havel and Nora Stilestein will be joined by RLC Executive Director Angelo Amador to explore and discuss the following legal and practical issues for the restaurant industry:

  • Mandatory vaccinations
  • Vaccination refusals
  • Discrimination and reasonable accommodations considerations;
  • Workers’ compensation implications
  • Guest/vendor vaccination requirements
  • Policies and other tools that employers must have in hand