We’re connecting Wisconsin business owners with experts in employment law, human resources and financial management to provide timely insights on how to bring COVID-19 vaccination into your organization. The 5-episode Wisconsin Employer Vaccine Forum will tackle common questions, like “Can employers require the COVID vaccine?” and highlight the do’s and don’ts all business owners should consider. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is here to help you safely and successfully navigate the pandemic recovery.




Episode 2: Your employees’ vaccination rights.

Join Hannah Renfro, Attorney at Lake Effect HR & Law, Agatha Raynor, Attorney at Crivello Carlson and Missy Hughes, Secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, as they discuss the legal and practical implications to consider when addr34ssing, requiring or validating employee COVID-19 vaccination. You’ll learn about important ADA policy consideration like whether vaccination proof is a disability-related inquiry, how not to violate employee medical rights and protections and more.


Episode 3: Vaccination guidelines for returning to work.

Join Scott Forester, Fractional CFO of ThinkForward CFO, Anita Mahamed, CPA, CFP and Partner at Wipfli, and Ed Javier, Entrepreneurship Program Director for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, as they discuss the tax considerations of recent grants and loans businesses may have participated in during the pandemic as well as other operating cost shifts and savings they may uncover.


Episode 4: The financial impact of a vaccinated workforce.

Uncover the important intangible financial benefits that come from employees feeling safe and confident in a vaccinated workplace with Tressa Knutson Bruggink at Rockwell Automation, Amy Pechacek, of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Rachel Best of Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.



Episode 5: Vaccination resources available for your business.

In this episode, you’ll hear how the Delta variant is affecting businesses and discussions about mandates in our state. Join Sheila Nyberg, Executive Director of the Clark County Economic Development Corporation and the Tourism Bureau of Clark County, Dr. Jeff Pothof, Chief Quality Officer at UW Health and Missy Hughes, Secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation as they discuss:

  • Vaccination rates in Wisconsin
  • How the Delta variant could impact businesses
  • If businesses will implement vaccination and mask mandates