Jon Hyman

Jon is a member of Wickens Herzer Panza’s Litigation Department and Employment and Labor practice group and serves on the Board of Directors. He focuses his practice on management-side labor and employment law, providing businesses proactive solutions to solve their workforce problems and reactive solutions when they find themselves litigating against an employee or group of employees. Mr. Hyman serves as outside in-house counsel for businesses. He is also the author of the renowned and award-winning Ohio Employer Law Blog (www.ohioemployerlawblog.com), which he updates daily.

  • Attorney at Wickens Herzer Panza in Avon, OH
  • On the firm’s Board of Directors, Litigation Department, and Employment and Labor practice team
  • Works as outside in-house employment counsel for businesses
  • Author of the award-winning Ohio Employer’s Law Blog
  • Resource for journalists, having appeared in newspapers, news websites, and television news programs
Jon Hyman

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  1. Newest COVID-19 OSHA Guidance: What Employers Need To Know
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    Newest COVID-19 OSHA Guidance: What Employers Need To Know
    Nationally recognized employment law expert Jon Hyman will help you decipher the new OSHA guidance related to COVID-19 workplace safety. You will learn how to protect your team and your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • What does OSHA’s new COVID-19 guidance say?
    • What OSHA standards guide employers through this pandemic?
    • What is OSHA’s general duty clause? What role does it play?
    • What steps should you implement now to improve workplace safety?
  2. FDA Vaccine Approval: Penalties For Unvaccinated Employees: Legal And Logistical Considerations
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    FDA Vaccine Approval: Penalties For Unvaccinated Employees: Legal And Logistical Considerations

    COVID-19 legal expert Jon Hyman will explain how employer policies are evolving to increase worker safety and decrease case rates. You will learn how to make informed decisions about imposing penalties on unvaccinated employees.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the status of vaccines, mandates, and incentives?
    • What exceptions must you consider for vaccination programs?
    • How do insurance premium surcharges and other penalties work?
    • What legal and practical roadblocks will you encounter when imposing penalties?
  3. OSHA Vaccine Mandates And Religious Exemptions: Tricky Situations Explained
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    OSHA Vaccine Mandates And Religious Exemptions: Tricky Situations Explained

    Legal expert Jon Hyman will analyze these tricky and sensitive issues to help you navigate away from a dangerous and expensive religious discrimination lawsuit.

    What You'll Learn

    • What do organized religions say about the COVID-19 vaccine?
    • How does Title VII define “religion”?
    • How should the reasonable accommodation process work?
    • What accommodations should an employer consider from a vaccine mandate?
    • How can you identify legitimate from bogus accommodation requests?
  4. How To Handle Firing Unvaccinated Employees
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    How To Handle Firing Unvaccinated Employees

    COVID-19 and employment law expert Jon Hyman will explain the pitfalls to avoid when firing employees who refuse to get vaccinated.

    What You'll Learn

    • Is it legal to fire an employee for refusing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine?
    • How should you handle medical and religious exemptions?
    • What accommodations might you need to provide to employees?
    • Should you consider alternatives to a vaccine mandate (such as testing)?
    • What are the mechanics of handling one of these terminations?
  5. BREAKING EEOC Guidance: Vaccine Mandates And Religious Exemptions: Tricky Situations Explained
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    BREAKING EEOC Guidance: Vaccine Mandates And Religious Exemptions: Tricky Situations Explained

    Legal expert Jon Hyman will analyze these tricky and sensitive issues to help you navigate away from a dangerous and expensive religious discrimination lawsuit.

    What You'll Learn

    • What does the latest EEOC guidance recommend?
    • What do organized religions say about the COVID-19 vaccine?
    • How does Title VII define “religion”?
    • Are there exemptions for social, political, or economic views?
    • How should the reasonable accommodation process work?
    • What accommodations should an employer consider from a vaccine mandate?
    • How can you identify legitimate from bogus accommodation requests?
  6. OSHA Vaccine Mandate Testing Requirements: What Employers Must Know
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    OSHA Vaccine Mandate Testing Requirements: What Employers Must Know

    Employment law expert Jon Hyman will guide you to understand tricky COVID-19 testing requirements. You will learn how to balance government requirements, employee preferences, and workplace safety.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the basic requirements of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard?
    • What are the requirements for employees who test in lieu of full vaccination?
    • What are the reasonable accommodation requirements for employees who need one for a disability or sincerely held religious belief?
    • What are the factors an employer should consider in determining whether to mandate full vaccination for all or permit testing?
    • What types of tests count toward complying with the OSHA mandate?
  7. Vaccines vs. Testing for Remote Employees
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    Vaccines vs. Testing for Remote Employees

    COVID-19 legal expert Jon Hyman will share practical policies you can use for remote employees. You will learn how to protect your entire workforce while considering new laws, regulations, and threats.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the current work-from-home trends?
    • What is the current legal landscape of vaccination and testing mandates?
    • What are the privacy concerns of vaccinating or testing remote employees?
    • How should you plan for employees who may occasionally be in the workplace?
    • What are the best COVID-19 mitigation measures for remote employees?
    • Does the OSHA emergency temporary standard cover remote employees?
  8. Nonprofits, Vaccine Mandates, And Religious Exemptions: Tricky Situations Explained
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    Nonprofits, Vaccine Mandates, And Religious Exemptions: Tricky Situations Explained

    Legal expert Jon Hyman will analyze these tricky and sensitive issues to help you navigate away from a dangerous and expensive religious discrimination lawsuit.

    What You'll Learn

    • What does the latest EEOC guidance recommend for nonprofits?
    • What do organized religions say about the COVID-19 vaccine?
    • How does Title VII define “religion”?
    • Are there exemptions for social, political, or economic views?
    • How should the reasonable accommodation process work?
    • What accommodations should an employer consider from a vaccine mandate?
    • How can you identify legitimate from bogus accommodation requests?
  9. COVID-19 Handbook Policies: Line-By-Line Must-Haves
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    COVID-19 Handbook Policies: Line-By-Line Must-Haves

    Employment lawyer Jon Hyman will detail the concrete steps you should take to create COVID-19 policies. You will have the opportunity to get input about your handbook line-by-line.

    What You'll Learn

    • What specific provisions must you include in your COVID-19 policies?
    • What are acceptable policies about vaccines, boosters, masks, and more?
    • How should recent court rulings affect your policies?
    • How do you differentiate policies between on-site and remote workers?
    • What language should you use to limit your organization’s liability?
    • How can you address employee policy concerns and gain buy-in?

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