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Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Spring Conference | 2022

March 22, 2022

Employees are the most important asset in any business. That is particularly true in long-term care settings, where people – those giving care and those receiving it – are at the center of every action and decision. Developing and retaining a strong workforce is crucial in long-term care, given the intimate nature of the services provided and the close interactions of staff and residents.

Health Care and Litigation attorney Alec Dobson and Labor & Employment Attorney Laurie Meyer will be presenting, Managing Staff Issues Amid the Latest Covid-19 Requirements, at this year’s Wisconsin Assisted Living Association annual spring conference.  Their session will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 11:00 AM 12:00 PM.

This three-day conference will provide attendees an opportunity to network with Wisconsin long-term care providers. The conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells from March 22 – March 24. For more information, visit the WALA Website.

Managing Staff Issues Amid the Latest Covid-19 Requirements

  • Ever-changing federal and state laws and regulations can impose significant burdens on assisted living providers regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing of staff. These burdens are complicated by concerns over discrimination, retaliation, and exemption requests due to disability or sincerely held religious beliefs, all in the context of low staffing in the industry. This presentation will explain the state of the law as of the date of the Spring Conference and address how providers can best comply with their legal obligations while meeting their employment and resident care needs. Attendees will be better prepared to address staff vaccination and testing issues regarding COVID-19 based on the current laws at the time of the conference. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions of attorneys with experience in the fields of employment and long-term care.