Public Law in Practice: Employer Vaccination Plans and Protocols
McDonald Hopkins Public Law Webinar Series

Session 1: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 12:00 pm ET
1-hour CLE credit pending with the Supreme Court of Ohio

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Employer Vaccination Plans and Protocols

Employers, and in particular public and government employers, have faced and learned a great deal since the onset of COVID-19 early last year. Although the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” appears to be on the horizon, new challenges continue to arise, creating a complex landscape for employers in 2021.

In this one-hour webinar presented by McDonald Hopkins Public Law Practice Group, labor and employment attorneys Jim Boutrous, Karina Conley and Ryan Neumeyer will provide practical guidance on some of the main issues employers are facing regarding vaccinations and other safety issues.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Employer obligations and best practices regarding vaccinations
  • ADA/Civil Rights considerations for employer-mandated or encouraged vaccinations
  • Increased federal, state and local laws/regulations related to employee health and safety
  • Maintaining a positive and safe work environment for employees
  • Employer leave obligations following the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”)
  • Litigation trends and state employer immunity initiatives

Panelists include:

Jim Boutrous is a managing member of the firm’s Detroit office and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Jim’s national practice involves both prosecuting and defending employers in non-competition and trade secret litigation, with significant injunction hearing experience.

Karina Conley is an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. Karina’s experience includes representing employers in a variety of labor and employment and workplace injury matters, including but not limited to claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and issues involving the Family Medical Leave Act.

Ryan Neumeyer is a member in the Litigation Department’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Ryan has the distinction of being a Certified Specialist in the practice of labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association. He represents and counsels public and private employers on a variety of employment law matters, such as employee leave, overtime, disability accommodations, termination and layoff decisions, and workplace injuries.

Moderated by:

Kevin Butler draws on his experience serving as in-house counsel to local governments as an advocate for and advisor to political subdivisions and private clients. He focuses on counseling government clients, businesses and individuals on zoning matters, government regulation, labor and employment law, public-official ethics and conflicts of interest, public records and open meetings, economic development and financing, real estate and land use issues and election matters.

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April 30, 2021|Events, Partner Content, Policy|

Notice: Paycheck Protection Program resumes January 11, 2021 at 9am ET

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the US Treasury Department, will open the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 am ET. When the PPP loan portal system opens, it will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries.

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January 11, 2021|News, Policy|
Final Rule for Remote ID Released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Drone Service Providers Alliance (DSPA) | December 28, 2020

On December 28, 2020, the FAA released the Final Rule for Remote ID. According to an article by the DSPA, a professional advocacy organization for Drone Service Providers throughout the United States:

“The Final Rule is almost 500 pages long, but if you have time and patience, well worth the read. You’ll gain quite a bit of insight into the minds at the FAA, as well as which aspects of the manned aviation industry support UAS, and which see us as a nuisance.

This article will in no way be an exhaustive explanation of the entire rule. Instead we will hit the highlights and lowlights, and give some feedback. We’ll try to get the major aspects of the new rule out in the open, and hopefully create industry dialogue between stakeholders.”

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January 8, 2021|Partner Content, Policy|
COVID-19 Relief: Policy Update

Council on Foundations

On Monday afternoon (12/21/20), Congressional leaders released the long-awaited end-of-the-year package, which includes funding for the federal government, a COVID-19 relief package, tax extenders, and several other provisions. The House and Senate passed the over 5,000-page package Monday evening and the President is expected to sign it.

COVID-19 Relief

The package includes more than $900 billion in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, providing some assistance to nonprofits, businesses, families, and communities. The National Council of Nonprofits released their chart of the Nonprofit Provisions in COVID Relief Legislation. The House Appropriations Committee released a comprehensive summary of the various relief-related provisions.

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December 22, 2020|Policy|
Join NOACA for a Public Discussion on the Highway Interchange Project Policy

Learn more about the criteria drafted for new or modified highway interchange projects in Northeast Ohio at this virtual public meeting.

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Review the draft policy at the following link and join the discussion on Nov 9.

Give public comments on our portal until November 30.

Link to the Webinar:


Webinar ID: 827 2122 2801
Passcode: 760157

Dial in:
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099

November 3, 2020|Policy|
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