TWC Employment Law Update for Pandemic & 2021
The most important employment
law developments that face employers during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- TAHC&H Virtual Event | Spring Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
- Presentation Date | May 13, 2021
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
- §558.260[a]financial management
Program Description: In this program Mr. Simmons will discuss the most important employment
law developments that face employers during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to other hiring, pay, and discrimination issues,
he highlights the extent to which an employer may be liable for employees and patients becoming infected, whether employees can be required
to get vaccinated, whether employers can make vaccination a condition of applying for a job, and what policies an employer can legally
adopt to ensure health and safety in the workplace. He also covers how the pandemic has affected unemployment claims and what employers can
do to minimize the financial impact of claims during the pandemic.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): William T. (Tommy) Simmons, Texas Workforce Commission
About the Presenter(s):
William T. (Tommy) Simmonsserves as legal counsel for the Commissioner
representing employers at the Texas Workforce Commission, where he advises the Commissioner on final-level unemployment and wage claim appeals,
assists business groups with employment-related legislation, and counsels employers on Texas and federal employment laws. He is the author of the
book Especially for Texas Employers and is also the editor of the Employment Law Handbook of the Texas Association of Business.
 TWC Employment Law Update for Pandemic & 2021