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Association Law: What Every State Executive Director Needs to Know… and Then Some, 2020 National Associations of Elementary and Secondary School Principals’ State Executive Directors Professional Development Conference, Fernandina Beach, FL
Ask the Association Lawyer: Legal Considerations in a COVID-19 World, New England Society of Association Executives’ 2021 Conference for Association Education (Virtual)

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Hot-Button Federal Tax Issues for Nonprofits (Presentation), Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association’s 2020 Nonprofit Sector Compliance Conference (Virtual)

Law Essentials for Non-Lawyers: Antitrust and Associations (Presentation), American Society of Association Executives

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The New Business Essentials for Meetings

Tenenbaum Law Group Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum is quoted extensively in this article in the Fall 2020 issue of the American Society of Association Executives’ Associations Now magazine on the current state of the association meetings industry, with a focus on legal considerations. In the wide-ranging article, Jeff discusses evolving changes in hotel contract force majeure clauses, speaker contracts in the virtual conference setting, standards of care and mitigating liability risks for hosting in-person meetings, requiring liability waivers for meeting attendees, and event cancellation insurance in the current market.

Associations Now

Pandemic Changes Little When It Comes To Work Rules

“That’s where regulations start clashing. You can try to prevent someone with COVID-19 from entering the workplace, but the steps available remain limited,” according to Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum of the Tenenbaum Law Group, a practice specializing in nonprofit law and based in Washington, D.C. “While obviously not completely analogous, the EEOC has advised that flu vaccinations may not be mandated for all em­ployees,” said Tenenbaum. “Exceptions have to be made for re­quests for disability, medical or religious accommodation,” he said. “It is not lawful to require all employees to be vaccinated. And, it must be coupled with appropriate notice to employees. As such, the EEOC has advised that employers should consider encouraging, rather than requiring, employees to get the flu vac­cine each year.” It might evolve into a Constitutional fight if the federal govern­ment attempts to mandate citizens get vaccinated, Tenenbaum said. Even in the heyday of polio, the federal government did not mandate taking the vaccine. An example, he said, is the potential liability if a firm offers flu vaccines on premise. Even though waivers would be signed, there still are issues, such as employees feeling pressured into being inoculated by management or their peers.

The NonProfit Times

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Jeff is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit attorneys, and a highly regarded and frequent author, lecturer, media commentator, and expert witness on nonprofit legal matters. Formerly the longtime chair of one of the country’s largest nonprofit law practices, he is the recipient of numerous distinguished national awards and honors.
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