Mary Jo Spiekerman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

With over 20 years of human resources management in numerous industries, Mary Jo is uniquely qualified to advise the clients of Hausmann-Johnson Insurance on human resources related issues. She provides guidance on complex employment topics such as employee relations, talent management, recruitment, onboarding, and training. Mary Jo and her team help “lighten the load” for clients that may otherwise spend a lot of time, effort and energy attempting to do their own risk management and employee benefits administration. Mary Jo is especially excited about the journey Hausmann-Johnson has taken to become designated as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute. She began studying the process over 10 years ago and when she joined Hausmann-Johnson she knew the pieces were in place to catapult the agency onto the list of the 10 Best Places to Work in Insurance, which was achieved in 2015. Mary Jo is a graduate of Marian University with degrees in Business Administration and Human Relations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Community Support Network and serves as a consultant to the Personnel Committee of her village board. When she’s not working she takes the time to relax with family and friends at her cabin on the Wisconsin/Upper Michigan border.
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50-State Emergency Order Tracker

States and municipalities have enacted different emergency orders throughout the U.S. relative to their level of COVID-19 positive cases. This link provides information on these emergency orders.

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Employer Use of Contact Tracing Apps

If your employee tests positive for COVID-19, you may have an obligation to conduct contact tracing to determine if other employees and customers may have been exposed. The pros and cons of using contact tracing applications is discussed in this article.

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Face Mask Ordinances and the ADA

Municipalities are increasingly implementing face covering ordinances in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. This may present challenges for companies to navigate when employees or customers indicate they cannot wear masks due to a disability.

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Supporting Your Employees With Children When School Resumes

2020 has shaped up to be a year that defies description for employers. We can all agree that the times we are living in and the challenges employers and employees face are unprecedented.

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Tell the Truth When It Comes to COVID-19

The delicate balance between employee health privacy and an employer’s obligations to maintain a safe workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighted in this article.

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Can Employees Still Take FFCRA Leave for School Closure Reasons This Summer?

Summer brings a new set of challenges to employers administering their obligations to provide emergency paid leave to their employees who are parents of school-age children.

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Temporary Worker FFCRA Leave Rights and Joint Employer Challenges

Employers have struggled to understand their obligations to provide emergency paid leave and claim tax credits in situations where they employ temporary agency workers. This article gives clarifying guidance.

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Can Employers Restrict Travel by Employees?

Questions regarding whether employers should restrict work-related or personal travel on the part of employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic are answered in this May 29, 2020 article.

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Permissible Employer Inquiries to Identify Employees at High Risk from COVID-19 Exposure

Employers are understandably concerned about employees who may be at high risk for complications arising from COVID-19. Navigating the fine line between appropriate inquiries and those that present legal risk to the employer is complicated.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing In The Workplace

As more employees return to their workplace and COVID-19 testing becomes more prevalent, the likelihood of employers being faced with tracing the contacts of a COVID-19 positive employee increases. This article provides guidance in developing contact tracing protocol.

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