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. Employment Law For HR Certification
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    Employment Law For HR Certification
    3 Webinar Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes each Wednesday, September 7 - Friday, September 9, 2022; 11:30 AM Eastern

    Employment attorney and legal expert Melissa Fleischer will share the legal guidance you need to understand as an HR professional. You will learn how to protect your organization and advance your career with a prestigious certification.

    Benefits of Certification:

    • Explore the significant legal issues affecting employment
    • Learn concrete steps to follow for specific HR scenarios
    • Protect your organization from potential legal liability
    • Prove your knowledge to colleagues, managers, and regulators
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    Employment Law For HR Certification
    Wednesday, September 7 - Friday, September 9, 2022; 11:30 AM Eastern
    Melissa Fleischer
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  2. COVID-19 and OSHA Requirements
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    COVID-19 and OSHA Requirements

    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 your employees safe from the Omicron surge.

    What You'll Learn

    • How did the OSHA guidance change this month? How should you adapt?
    • What are the OSHA regulations and your responsibilities?
    • How should you incorporate COVID-19 in your written safety plan?
    • How can you protect people in your workplace?
    • What are the most significant hazards during this phase of the 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?
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    COVID-19 and OSHA Requirements
    Melissa Fleischer
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  3. How To Comply With New COVID-19 OSHA Guidance: A Step-By-Step Guide
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    How To Comply With New COVID-19 OSHA Guidance: A Step-By-Step Guide
    Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will provide a step-by-step guide for ensuring compliance with the new OSHA guidance. You will learn how to adjust policies and procedures in your workplace to adhere to all the OSHA requirements related to COVID-19.

    What You'll Learn

    • How does the newly issued OSHA COVID-19 guidance differ?
    • What are your obligations for masks, vaccines, safety controls, and quarantines?
    • What can you expect for the mandatory temporary emergency standard?
    • What penalties can OSHA assess against your organization?
    • How will the temporary emergency standard differ from the current regulations?
    • Will the temporary emergency standard be mandatory?
  4. 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?
  5. Can You Require Employees To Get The New COVID-19 Vaccine?
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    Can You Require Employees To Get The New COVID-19 Vaccine?
    Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will explore these fascinating legal issues. You will learn how to set vaccination policies that maintain workplace safety 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?
    • 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?
  6. COVID-19 OSHA Requirements 101: What HR Needs To Know
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    COVID-19 OSHA Requirements 101: What HR Needs To Know

    Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will explain the latest OSHA requirements and how vaccines' availability affects them. You will learn how to keep your employees safe while the world continues to confront COVID-19.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the OSHA regulations and your responsibilities?
    • What changes should you make based on the new COVID-19 guidance?
    • How should you incorporate COVID-19 in your written safety plan?
    • How do OSHA COVID-19 requirements cover vaccines?
    • How can you mitigate the 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?
  7. COVID-19 and Records to Keep to Show You are Keeping the Workplace Safe
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    COVID-19 and Records to Keep to Show You are Keeping the Workplace Safe

    Melissa Fleischer, an expert employment attorney, will detail the specific records you must keep today to prove adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. You will learn how to minimize liability by updating your documentation and demonstrating a consistent commitment to safety.

    What You'll Learn

    • What COVID-19 records does OSHA require you to retain?
    • Must you record COVID-19 on OSHA Form 300A?
    • Should you keep records of safety complaints from employees?
    • Should you document employee vaccination status?
    • Is it necessary to record employee temperature check results?
    • How should you document FMLA or FFCRA sick leave?
    • Do you need records of cleaning and disinfection?
  8. How To Update Your Employee Handbook for 2022
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    How To Update Your Employee Handbook for 2022

    Leading employment attorney Melissa Fleischer will provide specific guidance for updating your employee handbook. You will learn which policies and language you should add or modify.

    What You'll Learn

    • What policies do you need to include in your 2022 employee handbook?
    • What COVID-19 safety and vaccination policies should you include?
    • How have employment laws and regulations changed since your last revision?
    • How can you adapt the content to limit liability further?
    • Should you incorporate a mandatory vaccination policy?
  9. How To Comply With The ADA
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    How To Comply With The ADA

    Human resources lawyer Melissa Fleischer will help you understand how the ADA covers COVID-19 situations. You will learn how to balance employee accommodation requests with the needs of your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the purpose of the ADA?
    • How does the ADA prevent discrimination?
    • What does the ADA require of employers and employees?
    • What is considered medical information?
    • How are vaccines treated?
    • What should an interactive dialogue entail?
    • How should you handle accommodation requests?
    • How are mental and psychiatric disabilities covered?
    • What are the best tactics for managing employees’ perceptions?
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    How To Comply With The ADA
    Melissa Fleischer
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  10. COVID-19 Vaccine Policies: Create Yours Live With An Employment Lawyer
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    COVID-19 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 a vaccine policy. You will have the opportunity to get input about your unique situation and leave with a draft of your vaccine 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?
  11. COVID-19 Vaccine Confidentiality: Employee Infection And Vaccination Status
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    COVID-19 Vaccine Confidentiality: Employee Infection And Vaccination Status

    Employment law and COVID-19 expert Melissa Fleischer will explain if and when it is appropriate and legal for you to reveal an employee's COVID-19 health information to colleagues in your workplace. You will learn how to balance privacy and safety.

    Key Learnings

    • What are your confidentiality obligations under the ADA for COVID-19?
    • Can you tell employees if a colleague has COVID-19 and exposed others?
    • Are you obligated to notify employees when they may have been exposed?
    • Can you reveal departments the identity of an employee with COVID-19 in your workplace to state and local health without violating the ADA?
    • Can you tell employees which colleagues do not get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  12. Step-By-Step Guide: Interactive Process For COVID-19 Vaccine Accommodations
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    Step-By-Step Guide: Interactive Process For COVID-19 Vaccine Accommodations
    Employment law expert Melissa Fleischer will share a step-by-step guide to following the interactive process for vaccine accommodations. You will learn how to set appropriate policies and procedures before the vaccines are widely available.

    What You'll Learn

    • If you make vaccination mandatory, do you need to allow some employees to not get the vaccine as a reasonable accommodation?
    • For what reasons and under what laws would an employee be entitled to a reasonable accommodation?
    • What steps do you have to take to engage in the interactive process?
    • What types of accommodations would you have to provide?
    • What constitutes an undue burden to provide a reasonable accommodation?

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