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    November NASHRM Meeting

    Date: November 18, 2021, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Zoom (will update with details closer to this event)
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    Vaccine Mandates, Accommodations, and Discrimination—What Alaska HR Professionals Need to Know
    In this training, Perkins Coie  partner Michael O’Brien will provide an overview of the rapidly evolving vaccine mandate landscape in Alaska.  In particular, he will discuss the federal contractor executive order, the OSHA vaccinate or test standards, and frameworks for reviewing ADA and religious accommodation requests.  Participants will come away from this training with a better understanding of the legal framework around vaccination, anticipated legal challenges to these standards, and best practices around accommodations.


    The November NASHRM training is scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021. Training will be delivered using Zoom, an online audio and web conferencing platform. If you plan to attend, please reply to this email by Tuesday, November 16, 2021, and the link will be sent to you.

    Our start time is 11:45 a.m. for sign-in, with the program running from 12:00-1:00 p.m. This presentation is expected to be approved for SHRM credits.

    Training will be provided by Michael O'Brien

    Michael O’Brien is senior labor and employment counsel at Perkins Coie LLP.  He is based in Fairbanks but works from Perkins’ Anchorage office.  He has lived in Alaska for over twenty years and enjoys helping Alaska businesses and institutions navigate complex labor and employment law problems. He frequently counsels organization leaders on discrimination claims, labor issues, employment investigations, harassment, unionization efforts, and other employment issues. Mike spent over a decade as in-house counsel for the University of Alaska and was also an elected member of the Fairbanks Northstar Borough School Board.