2021 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Masks, Vaccine Mandates, and More Remote Work? Insights for 2022!

Jennifer NelsonTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Nov. 4

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

After the unexpected events of last year, 2021 has been anything but predictable. As the year began, vaccines were rolling out and mask mandates eventually started to lift. Many employers, in the wake of these things and declining COVID-19 infection rates, began planning to return employees to the office. It looked like a return to something resembling normalcy. But by mid-year, the Delta variant and stalling of vaccine progress caused employers to rethink some of these plans. In fact, employers who previously recommended the vaccine are now requiring it. Many employees, however, have requested to continue working from home, and many have asked to be exempted from the vaccine requirement.

This session will cover how employers are handling these types of accommodation requests, the latest regulatory information, and a sneak peek at what may lie ahead in 2022.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how some employers are handling accommodation requests related to working from home and vaccine requirements.
  • Gain an understanding of the latest COVID regulatory information.
  • Explore predictions for what may lie ahead in 2022.


Audrey Bryan
Director, Business Service Operations

Audrey Bryan is the director of business service operations at Sedgwick where she oversees the quality, training, and best practice teams. Audrey has eight years of progressive experience in the best practice design and application of FMLA, STD, and ADA programs. Audrey is a proud alumna from the University of Central Florida where she obtained her master's degree of science in management with a concentration in human resources. 

Adam Morell, JD
Director, National Technical Compliance
ADA Accommodations

At Sedgwick, Adam Morell leads compliance and development efforts for Sedgwick’s accommodations and return to work products. Previously, Adam was a senior consultant at Aon where he focused on absence management and the development of time off including disability and leave policies and plans.  Adam has over 25 years of employment law experience. After graduating with honors from the University of Baltimore School of Law, he practiced litigation at Maryland's premier employment law firm. Since leaving the practice of law, Adam has held a variety of roles with a heavy focus on workforce absence compliance, training, and policy development. He has experience working in internal human resources roles, consulting firms, and with third-party administrators. A seasoned speaker and engaging trainer, Adam has presented at national conferences and has written numerous articles about ADA and accommodations for leading industry publications. 


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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