Brian P. Pezza Gives Advice on Vaccination Acceptance in the Workforce in Society for Human Resource Management Article

Lewis Rice member Brian P. Pezza was quoted in a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article summarizing the Center for Disease Control's (CDC's) recommendations for increasing vaccination acceptance in the workforce. Among others, the CDC suggests training interested and willing employees to become "vaccination ambassadors", holding a virtual town hall with leadership and medical experts, and consider giving employees paid time off to get the vaccine.

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Brian has represented a diverse range of employers to reach pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to difficult workplace situations. His clients rely on him to help navigate complex medical leave scenarios and to evaluate reasonable accommodation requests. Among others, Brian also helps employers keep their handbooks up-to-date and reviews job descriptions to ensure that employees are properly classified as exempt or non-exempt. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian has guided his clients through the myriad operational and legal issues faced by employers who are seeking to prioritize employee health and wellness while continuing to meet business and customer needs.