Thompson Coburn LLP

August 5th, 2021
12:00 PM CT

Postsecondary institutions across the country are navigating uncharted waters as they continue to deal with COVID-19. Many schools are mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students and staff, and others are considering doing the same. This webinar will provide an overview of what schools are doing with respect to these policies and recommended best practices on the student and employee side. The presenters will also discuss current guidance from various parties as well as recent legislation and court decisions regarding mandatory vaccines in an educational setting. Finally, the presenters will walk through some other things to consider as schools decide how to put these policies into practice.

CLE
California: 1.0 hour general CLE credit
Illinois: 1.0 hour general CLE credit
Missouri: 1.2 hours general CLE credit
New York: 1.2 hours general CLE credit
Texas: 1.0 hour general CLE credit (pending)

Speakers

Susan Lorenc

Susan Lorenc
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Susan is an experienced and trusted employment law advisor who counsels employers at every stage of a personnel-related issue. She drafts policies, assists with hiring and firing, conducts workplace investigations, and provides seamless representation in state and federal courts on employment matters.

For companies with five employees to those with 5,000, Susan provides day-to-day counseling on a wide variety of matters including background checks, discrimination, retaliation, enforcement of covenants not to compete, wage and hours issues, and family and medical leave. She serves as a dedicated extension of a company's human resources department, offering responsive, practical guidance that is shaped by an organization's ultimate goals — not the other way around.

Katie Wendel

Katie Wendel
Counsel
Thompson Coburn LLP

Katie handles a wide variety of regulatory and transactional work for the nonprofit and for-profit higher education sector, including online education programs, and has extensive knowledge of the laws and policies affecting colleges and universities.

She regularly communicates with the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of clients to assist with Title IV issues and maintaining institutional eligibility with the Department. Katie also helps schools sustain successful student exchange visitor programs.

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