Taking a Shot at COVID-19: What Restaurants Need to Know About Vaccinating their Workforce

Feb 11, 2021

Duration: 1 hour


A vaccinated and protected workforce will be the key to ending the pandemic and emerging from the crisis. As 2021 begins, the restaurant industry is uniquely positioned, if not charged with, leading this effort, but a myriad of legal pitfalls must be considered.
In this one-hour live webinar, you will hear from Kate Piche, Senior Director of Accreditation and Compliance at the National Restaurant Association, about our new resource to help get your workforce vaccinated properly. Also, Sheppard Mullin attorneys Derek Havel and Nora Stilestein will be joined by RLC Executive Director Angelo Amador to explore the following legal and practical issues for the restaurant industry:

  • Mandatory vaccinations
  • Vaccination refusals
  • Discrimination and reasonable accommodations considerations
  • Workers’ compensation implications
  • Guest/vendor vaccination requirements
  • Policies and other tools that employers must have in hand


  • Kate Piche, Senior Director of Accreditation and Compliance, National Restaurant Association
  • Derek Havel, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
  • Nora Stilestein, Associate, Sheppard Mullin


Angelo I. Amador, Executive Director, Restaurant Law Center