Mary Jo Spiekerman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP April 24, 2020 2 min read

DOL Corrects Temporary Rule and Provides Additional Q&A Regarding FFCRA

The U.S. Department of Labor FFCRA Questions and Answers webpage has become an important resource for many organizations seeking to correctly administer Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family Medical Leave (EFML). It has recently been updated with additional answers to questions relating to EPSL and EFML entitlement for employees with irregular hours (Q&A 80-81) and for computing the Average Regular Rate for the FFCRA (Q&A 82-83, and 85), including fixed hourly, fixed salary – specific hours, fixed salary – varying hours and varying compensation arrangements. It also provides some guidance regarding mandating substitution of employer paid leave (Q86) and defines when “Stay at Home Orders” trigger EPSL and EFML (Q87).

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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 Group 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 Group 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 Group 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.