Mandatory vaccination in the workplace (Webinar)

MANDATORY VACCINATION IN THE WORKPLACE(Webinar)
26 January 2022 | 10:00 – 13:00
Should COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory in the workplace?

About this webinar

Free access to COVID-19 vaccinations and new health and safety obligations for employers to combat the pandemic, catalyzed a nationwide debate: Should COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory in the workplace?

Topics to be covered will include: 
Part A

  • The general Health and Safety obligations of an Employer in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • The general rights of an employee to claim Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases.
  • The 2021 Consolidated Health and Safety Directive issued by the Minister of Department of Labour; the employer’s additional obligations to provide a safe working environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The 2021 amendments to the Compensation of Occupational Diseases and Injuries Act regarding claims for contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.
  • Rights of employees and obligations of employers in relation to illness connected to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Part B

  • The fine line between the employer’s occupational health and safety obligations and employees’ constitutional rights in the workplace.
  • The approach of corporate SA, state, and educational institutions towards mandatory vaccinations.
  • Comparative global perspective towards mandatory vaccinations.

Part C

  • Case Law update on COVID-19 decisions related to the workplace.

Benefits of attending 
You will receive a focused understanding of the legislative provisions applicable to the issue of COVID-19 vaccinations, factors to be considered, by way of comparative national and international trends by corporate and state institutions, to make informed decisions regarding mandatory vaccination rules/policies in the workplace. You will also gain insight into decisions related to the general application of COVID-19 rules in the workplace.

Background to this presentation 
The fourth wave is upon us. Whilst there have been tremendous legislative moves in the past two years to guard the safety of individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic at the workplace, no law has been passed on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all workplaces. Nonetheless, various private companies and private educational institutions have firmly adopted mandatory vaccination policies. Is this move constitutional/justifiable?

Presenter

Michelle Naidoo has 19 years’ experience practising as a legal practitioner in the specialist field of employment and labour law. The foundation of her labour and employment law career was established in November 1996 when she was appointed as an Associate to Judges of the Labour Court. Ms Naidoo served at the Labour Court for four years.  After her court experience, Ms Naidoo was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2002

Date

Webinar dates: 26 January 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Closing date for registrations: 24 January 2022

Who should register?

Legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners, support staff, legal advisors, debt counsellors and credit providers – in short everybody involved in matters to which the National Credit Act applies.

Cost of the webinar

Practising Legal Practitioners:    R 1 060.00 (including VAT) per participant
Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 525.00 (including VAT)per participant
Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R1 695.00 (including VAT) per participant

Confirmation of attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register as soon as possible to secure your space.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

STEP 1:
Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2.LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: Your Surname, name and cell number
STEP 2:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

STEP 3:
Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive confirmation that we have received your registration documentation. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar at least 24 hours before the webinar starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 20 minutes before it starts.
For more information about this webinar contact the Seminars department:

Email: seminars@LSSALEAD.ORG.ZA | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, this must be done in writing within two business days before the closing date to avoid the full fee being charged.
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Course Dates

  • Date
    Webinar dates: 26 January 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
    Closing date for registrations: 24 January 2022
  • Cost of the webinar
    Practising Legal Practitioners:    R 1 060.00 (including VAT) per participant
    Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 525.00 (including VAT)per participant
    Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R1 695.00 (including VAT) per participantConfirmation of attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register as soon as possible to secure your space.

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