WebEd: Strategies to Improve Workplace Vaccination Rates and Preparing for Various Mandates

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With the Delta-variant-fueled surge of COVID-19 cases leading to new CDC masking guidance, statewide mandates, uncertain federal contractor requirements, potential private owner mandates, and the specter of further restrictions, you may have a renewed interest in seeing the vaccination rate at your worksite climb. But what can you do, legally and practically, to help move that rate higher?

Join Fisher Phillips attorneys for this interesting one-hour webinar where we'll discuss ideas and options to improve workforce vaccination percentages based on the latest information available.


D. Albert Brannen
Fisher Phillips LLP

As the partner of the Atlanta office, Bert Brannen mentors attorneys in the Atlanta office and helps them serve the Firm’s clients.

Bert advises employers on a wide variety of union-related matters and assists them with the administration, negotiation, mediation and arbitration of collective bargaining agreements. He also counsels employers who want to remain union-free with training, preventive strategies and counter-organizing educational campaigns.

Employers rely on Bert to help avoid workplace crises, comply with all applicable laws and prevent litigation. As part of his preventive practice, he prepares and reviews documents associated with the employment experience, including employee handbooks, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, ethics and confidentiality agreements, non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, and severance agreements.

The esteemed College of Labor and Employment Lawyers admitted Bert in 2015. He is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in Georgia Super Lawyers since 2005. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and has been recognized as a member of Georgia's "Legal Elite."

Numerous publications have published Bert’s articles on a wide variety of employment law subjects. He regularly speaks to business and professional associations, industry groups and individual employers.  Furthermore, he was a member of the 2010 Employment Law360 editorial advisory board. He has taught labor and employment law at Georgia Institute of Technology since 2002.

Bert is the former Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He still serves the Bar as a board member on the Labor and Employment Section’s mentoring program for new lawyers. He is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Old Warhorse Lawyers Club and the Piedmont Driving Club.

Bert serves our community by doing pro bono work for the Good Samaritan Health Center, the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, and North Georgia Interfaith Ministries.

Travel, running, biking, whitewater rafting and time with his family are among Bert’s favorite outside interests.

Patrick Dennison
Fisher Phillips LLP

Patrick Dennison is a partner in the Pittsburgh office and is a member of the Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Patrick’s practice focuses on defending companies in regulatory enforcement and compliance issues in federal, state, and administrative venues. Patrick’s experience also extends to various labor and employment matters, including representing employers in discrimination and wrongful termination cases. Additionally, Patrick provides companies with training in safety, health, and employment-related compliance.

Patrick defends companies throughout the country in proceedings before administrative law judges and in matters ranging from pre-trial discovery up through appeals to the United States Courts of Appeal. Patrick has appeared in more than twenty cases before United States Courts of Appeals, including the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits.

In addition, Patrick is a member of the Firm’s SBA Loan team and is responsible for advising clients seeking compliance with the CARES Act and other developments in federal law. He has spent considerable time advising business owners and HR professionals on managing workplace issues related to the coronavirus.

Patrick has been selected as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers - "Rising Stars" since 2015. Patrick also guests lectures to doctoral level classes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Safety Sciences.

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