Legal Aspects of COVID Vaccinations Webinar

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Start Date

June 03, 2021 12:00 pm

End Date

June 03, 2021 12:30 pm




Polaris MEP



Attorneys from Locke Lord with experience in employment law will answer pressing questions from RI Manufacturers related to COVID vaccinations. They’ll address the legality of requiring or not requiring employee vaccination, how to handle employee questions and concerns, how to address employee resistance to vaccination and/or working with non-vaccinated colleagues, and more.


  • Rhode Island manufacturers looking for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Owners, Managers, Engineers and Operations team members


Lori A. Basilico, Partner, Locke Lord

Lori Basilico focuses her practice on advising employers in connection with employee benefits and executive compensation matters.
Lori advises clients on all aspects of plan design, compliance and documentation for qualified retirement plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, health and welfare plans, non-qualified executive compensation programs and equity compensation plans. She counsels clients regarding day-to-day administration and compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, ACA, COBRA, HIPAA and other federal and state laws impacting employee benefit plans.

Mark W. Freel, Partner, Locke Lord

Mark Freel frequently advises manufacturers and other businesses on employment matters, and on issues concerning the protection of proprietary business information, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and on various commercial and transactional disputes, including cases arising out of the Uniform Commercial Code. He frequently represents the firm’s private equity clients in post-transactional disputes, and often represents their portfolio companies in the Northeast and around the country. Mark also handles matters involving construction and real estate disputes; cases involving unfair competition and trade secrets; and probate and family business disputes.

Kathie Mahoney, Center Director, Polaris MEP

Most recently the Center Director for sister-agency MassMEP, Kathie Mahoney joined Polaris MEP in September of 2020. She is responsible for leading Polaris MEP’s team in its support of Rhode Island’s manufacturers, helping clients grow and become more competitive.

Kathie is a member of the MEP National Network Center Leadership team. Her deep understanding of and connections to national resources will be an asset to the state’s manufacturing sector.

Kathie has worked with manufacturers for more than two decades, improving operational efficiencies, solving workforce challenges and implementing innovative solutions that lead to growth. In addition to her detailed knowledge of manufacturing, she has an extensive background in grant management, financial oversight, marketing management, and leadership.


Co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association.



Polaris MEP is committed to offering the best business improvement programs to Rhode Island Manufacturers.

In order to achieve that goal and to justify continued U.S. Department of Commerce funding for these services, participants are asked to provide impact data and assessment. You’ll be asked for feedback through a short online survey within 1-3 days of this program and possibly again through an impartial third-party survey firm, 6-12 months after a Polaris MEP hosted public workshop.

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