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Is Encouraging Vaccinations Through Punitive Measures the Right Approach?
Panelists: Dean Rocco, Bruno Katz and Nancy Wright
October 5th at 2:00 PM ET
The panel will review the strategies that employers can use to bring employees back to work in the current environment. Mandatory vaccination policies, accommodations, incentives or punitive measures ‒ what works best? How can an employer mitigate legal risk? What are the best practices that employers can use to come back from the pandemic? How can employers operating in several state and local jurisdictions best handlereturn to work issues?
Dean Rocco | Partner
Dean Rocco is a pragmatic, results-oriented attorney who leverages the firm’s geographic reach and strength across multiple disciplines to the benefit of clients. He takes great pride in building longstanding partnerships with clients through responsive communication and positive outcomes consistent with their business philosophies and objectives. Dean is the Western Region Chair of the firm’s national Employment & Labor Practice. In addition, Dean develops award-winning e-learning solutions for clients, including online harassment prevention training programs, and serves as a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force.
Bruno Katz | Parnter
Bruno Katz maintains a diverse business litigation practice with an emphasis on labor and employment, corporate litigation and complex multi-party litigation. Bruno represents a wide variety of clients, including hospitality, transportation, pharmaceutical/ health care and construction companies, as well as insurance brokers and agents, attorneys and utilities. He is a strong litigator, trial attorney and advocate.
Bruno is sought after for his experience in employee relations. He strongly advocates a clear understanding between employer and employee that is well-documented and mutually agreed in order to establish relationships free of claims and unwanted lawsuits.
Nancy V. Wright | Partner
Nancy Wright assists clients with comprehensive legal services in the labor and employment areas, from proactive training to claims litigation. She counsels and represents a broad array of employers on matters involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage and hour issues (FLSA and New York Labor Laws), ERISA, contract matters, unfair labor practices and unequal pay claims. She also is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Nancy also assists clients with day-to-day management of employment issues; reviews and drafts separation, compensation and settlement agreements; conducts internal investigations and audits; and coordinates claim management protocols, guidelines and response plans. In addition, she regularly presents training seminars and workshops to clients’ employees, insurance groups and other non-client companies on cultural diversity, sexual harassment, discrimination and other employment-related topics to help employers reduce potential liability even before a claim is filed.