january, 2021

27jan7:00 pm7:00 pmCOVID-19 Vaccination & Employment Law Update WebinarOnline via ZoomArt Form:EducationRSVP



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While 2020 has come to an end, COVID-19 related employment issues, unfortunately, have not. In fact, in the new year, employers will be faced with a whole new host of issues, including:

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is coming, but can employers require employees to be vaccinated when it is available? What can arts organizations require of patrons, volunteers, independent contractors, and visitors to keep their spaces safe?
  • Is remote work here to stay, and how can arts organizations navigate the legal challenges of employees working from home?
  • With the expiration of the mandatory leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on December 31, what should employers do when employees need time off for COVID-19 related reasons?

This Missouri ArtSafe webinar is presented in collaboration with St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.

Click here to register for the Zoom webinar.



Katie Fechte | Associate @Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C.
Katie Fechte assists clients in matters related to employment and labor law and employee benefits. She represents employers in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies. She defends clients against charges related to sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as age discrimination and retaliation, and also provides training on employment topics such as wage and hour compliance, and reviews and advises on employee classification and numerous other matters. Katie’s practice regularly includes defense of ERISA claims on behalf of plans sponsored by nonprofit organizations. She is an avid writer and speaker and also has extensive experience in large-scale litigation. In 2020, Katie testified to Wisconsin legislators on a new discrimination bill. She is also an active member of Greensfelder’s Health Care Industry Group.


Lauren Daming | Associate @Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C.
With experience advising private and public employers in employment matters, Lauren Daming represents clients facing issues related to discrimination complaints, employee benefits and traditional labor issues. Her litigation experience includes the representation of clients in a variety of employment disputes under federal and state law as well as in matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). She also has experience with the many privacy issues that affect employers, including laws related to biometric identification and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). She handles complex litigation matters, including those involving intensive electronic discovery aspects. Lauren has written and given presentations on topics including the FCRA, Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), Fair Labor Standards Act requirements, and numerous other issues that affect all types of employers.


St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA)St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) supports the bi-state creative community by providing free legal and accounting assistance and a wide variety of affordable educational programs. VLAA serves artists of every discipline and career level, nonprofit cultural organizations and small arts-related businesses. The nonprofit, tax-exempt organization proudly offers rewarding volunteer opportunities for more than 325 accountants and lawyers.


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Online via Zoom

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