Melissa Fleischer

Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is a sought-after employment law attorney and HR counselor and teacher, having parlayed her 20 years of law practice experience to form HR Learning Center LLC, a company that specializes in helping employers work through a wide range of legal and human resources management issues. As an attorney, Ms. Fleischer specialized in employment discrimination litigation and began offering her clients preventive counseling and training to help them avoid discrimination complaints and other legal problems in the first place.

  • Management-side employment attorney
  • Over twenty years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation
  • President and Founder, HR Learning Center LLC, an organization that offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues
  • JD Degree from the George Washington University School of Law
Melissa Fleischer

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  1. EEOCs Newest Guidance - Vaccines, Incentives, And More
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    EEOCs Newest Guidance - Vaccines, Incentives, And More
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

    Employment law and COVID-19 expert Melissa Fleischer will help you better understand the latest EEOC guidance and answer your most pressing questions.

    What You'll Learn

    • Can employers ask for proof that an employee has been vaccinated?
    • Does it violate ADA or GINA to ask for proof of vaccinations?
    • Can you retain an employee’s vaccination card or a copy?
    • What are your confidentiality obligations regarding the vaccination card?
    • Do employers have to allow employees to go unmasked per CDC guidelines?
    • Can employers make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory?
    • Can you legally offer incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  2. COVID-19 and OSHA Requirements for Nonprofits
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    COVID-19 and OSHA Requirements for Nonprofits

    Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will explain how you need to adapt based on the recent Supreme Court ruling blocking OSHA’s vaccination and testing mandates. You will learn what precautions are now required and how to keep nonprofit employees safe from the Omicron surge.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the OSHA regulations and your responsibilities?
    • What changes does OSHA’s COVID-19 guidance require?
    • How should you incorporate COVID-19 in your written safety plan?
    • How can you ensure social distancing for workers who need to be present?
    • What are the most significant potential hazards during this pandemic?
    • What are the OSHA requirements for recordkeeping and maintenance?
    • How should you report and record incidents for remote employees?
    • How can you ensure you comply with OSHA poster requirements?
  3. Can You Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory For Your Nonprofit Employees?
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    Can You Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory For Your Nonprofit Employees?
    Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will explore these fascinating legal issues. You will learn how to set vaccination policies that maintain safety throughout your organization while adhering to the law and mitigating liability.

    What You'll Learn

    • What laws might prevent you from requiring employees to get the vaccine?
    • What does the recent EEOC guidance say on this issue?
    • What legal liability could you face for requiring employees to get the vaccine?
    • How would you handle employees whose religions prohibit vaccines?
    • What if an employee claims the vaccine is unsafe?
    • Can you terminate an employee who refuses to get the vaccine?
    • How do vaccination policies relate to volunteers?
    • Are there alternative ways to keep the workplace safe?
    • Could you get sued for requiring your employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
    • What vaccination policies and procedures should you implement?
  4. COVID-19 Mask And Vaccine Policies: Create Yours Live With An Employment Lawyer
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    COVID-19 Mask And Vaccine Policies: Create Yours Live With An Employment Lawyer

    Employment law and COVID-19 expert Melissa Fleischer will detail the concrete steps you should take to create handbook policies for your organization. You will have the opportunity to get input about your unique situation and leave with a draft of your handbook policy.

    What You'll Learn

    • What topics should you include in a vaccine policy?
    • What documentation may you require to prove vaccination?
    • Do you need to include warnings to protect your organization?
    • Is it better to administer the vaccine on-site?
    • What language should your policy include about reasonable accommodations?
  5. LGBTQ Rights And Pronouns: What Employers Need To Know
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    LGBTQ Rights And Pronouns: What Employers Need To Know

    Melissa Fleischer, an expert employment attorney, will explain the essential protections for LGBTQ individuals that employers must provide. You will learn how to update policies and practices in your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • Are sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination prohibited?
    • What are the details of the cases recently decided by the Supreme Court?
    • What does the Equality Act entail?
    • What are your legal requirements to protect LGBTQ employees?
    • May you limit bathroom use based on gender?
    • Should you have a policy on pronouns in the workplace?
  6. OSHA Vaccine Mandates: GINA, ADA, and HIPAA
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    OSHA Vaccine Mandates: GINA, ADA, and HIPAA

    COVID-19 legal expert Melissa Fleischer will help you better understand your confidentiality obligations and how they impact your legal compliance with the OSHA ETS.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are an employer’s confidentiality obligations under HIPAA and the ADA?
    • Will an employer's request for vaccination information violate these laws?
    • How can you maintain vaccination information in a legally compliant manner?
    • What additional confidentiality obligations does the OSHA ETS impose?
    • May you reveal information regarding an employee’s battle with COVID-19?
    • How can you train managers to maintain vaccination status confidentiality?
  7. OSHA Vaccine Policies: Create Yours Live With An Employment Lawyer
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    OSHA Vaccine Policies: Create Yours Live With An Employment Lawyer

    Employment law and COVID-19 expert Melissa Fleischer will explain how to incorporate the latest Supreme Court ruling in your vaccine policy update. You will have the opportunity to get input about your unique situation.

    What You'll Learn

    • What topics should you include in a vaccine policy?
    • How are boosters changing the definition of “fully vaccinated”?
    • What documentation may you require to prove vaccination?
    • Do you need to include warnings to protect your organization?
    • Is it better to administer the vaccine on-site?
    • What language should your policy include about reasonable accommodations?
    • How should you respond to employee concerns and court challenges?
  8. How To Update Your Handbook For New CDC Quarantine Guidance
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    How To Update Your Handbook For New CDC Quarantine Guidance

    Employment law attorney and COVID-expert Melissa Fleischer, Esq., will provide a step-by-step guide to the CDC’s latest return-to-work guidelines. You will learn how to update your policies and practices.

    What You'll Learn

    • When does an employee isolate vs. quarantine?
    • How long must an employee isolate after testing positive for COVID-19?
    • Are they allowed to return to work without testing negative for COVID-19?
    • What are the rules for allowing them to return to the workplace?
    • Must they continue to wear a mask after they return?
    • Are they allowed to test if they want to after isolation?
    • What if they test positive?
    • What is quarantine?
    • What constitutes close contact with someone with COVID-19?

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