The Kansas City Business Journal recently interviewed Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) partner Daniel Ramón for an article on best practices for employers on the establishment of COVID-19 vaccine polices in the absence of government mandates. The article, which can be read at this link, examines the need to avoid complacency in what can become a hot-button issue at any time.
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“A lot of people kind of put vaccine mandates out of their minds once the Supreme Court shot down Biden’s initiative,” Ramón told the Kansas City Business Journal. “One of the biggest things for us is to remind employers that it’s still important to have a plan in place on how they’re going to address these issues, even without a federal vaccine mandate.”
In addition, Ramón pointed out that “OSHA still encourages employers to facilitate employee vaccination or provide for regular COVID-19 testing” and to implement other safety measures related to unvaccinated employees. He also covered the issue of “reasonable accommodations.”
“If there is anything we’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that employers need to be flexible and understand that things are probably going to continue to change, so they need to be ready to adjust to those changes,” Ramón added in the article.
Ramón concentrates his practice in employment law and general civil litigation at the trial and appellate level. His experience covers a wide range of subject areas, including employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuits; enforcement of covenants not to compete; drafting of employee handbook and other agreements; and complex business disputes, including those involving trade secrets, contracts, fiduciary duties, and insurance litigation. He also counsels employers on compliance with state and federal statutes.
Both Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Texas Super Lawyers have named Ramón a “Rising Star,” and he was recently named a Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation’s Labor and Employment Guide. Prior to SBH, Ramón practiced law for eight years in Austin, Texas.