Worker rights in COVID-19 era topic of January Labor Law Series

Worker rights in the era of COVID-19 will be the topic of the next Labor Law Series on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The free event will be held via Zoom from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. due to the pandemic.

Have you ever wondered how the COVID-19 vaccine will impact your work? Can you be forced to take it? What are your rights if you choose not to be vaccinated and then contract COVID?

These and other issues relating to the virus will be explored from the perspectives Labor Attorney Sherri Hall, of the Workers Rights Law Firm, LLC, and Management Attorney Andrew J. Martone, of Hesse Martone, P.C.

During these challenging times, the Labor Law Breakfast Series and Labor Law Lunch Series, sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension’s Labor Education Program, have decided to join forces.

Each month St. Louis and Kansas City will alternate hosting a labor law event. In the new format, the Labor Eduction Program will continue its collaboration with the Kansas City Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

“We are also happy to announce that registration payments have been suspended and that patrons can attend at no cost,” said Doug Swanson, UMSL Labor Studies Program coordinator. “The Labor Education Program also wants to reassure our patrons that we plan to return to in-person meetings once circumstances improve.”

To register for the Jan. 13 event, visit A Zoom link be will sent out prior to the meeting.

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