Jill Schaefer

Jill Schaefer

About Jill Schaefer

Jill is the Content and Community Manager here at KPA. She breaks down complex regulations into why they matter and what they mean for clients. In short, she tries to make compliance easier and help employers do the right things. In her spare time, she is equal parts crazy cat lady, triathlete, and pizza connoisseur.

Ask the HR Expert — I-9 Verification

on June 19, 2018
Q: We have a new employee who will live and work out of Texas for the time being. We don’t have any other company representatives...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — I-9 Verification

Better Managers, Better Employees

on June 18, 2018
What did your best managers do well? What type of manager do you want to be? What gets in the way? These poignant questions were...
Jill SchaeferBetter Managers, Better Employees

Ask the HR Expert — Paycheck Deductions

on May 28, 2018
Q: Can we deduct the cost of a professional license from our employees’ paychecks if they can take the license with them if they resign? A: It...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — Paycheck Deductions

Why Hiring Fails

on May 1, 2018
I recently had the pleasure of attending an all-day Success Factor Methodology™ training by IMPACT Hiring Solutions. We focused on two crucial parts of the recruiting...
Jill SchaeferWhy Hiring Fails

May 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

on May 1, 2018
FEDERAL UPDATES Paid Leave Tax Credit FAQs Between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019, under a new section (45S) of the Internal Revenue Code,...
Jill SchaeferMay 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

Ask the HR Expert — Salary History

on April 20, 2018
Q: Can I ask about salary history on employment applications? A: It depends what city, state, or U.S. territory your business is located in. California,...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — Salary History

Big News! DOL Starts Using Opinion Letters Again

on April 19, 2018
For the first time in 9 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has once again started issuing Opinion Letters. These interpretations provide regulatory guidance for...
Jill SchaeferBig News! DOL Starts Using Opinion Letters Again

April 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

on April 11, 2018
CALIFORNIA UPDATES California OSHA Violations May Come With Civil Penalties A civil penalty is a monetary penalty, not a criminal punishment, that a court may...
Jill SchaeferApril 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

April 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

on April 4, 2018
FEDERAL UPDATES H-1B Filing Season Begins Reminder: Starting April 2, 2018, employers must submit H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. With only 65,000 H-1B regular...
Jill SchaeferApril 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

Ask the HR Expert – March 20, 2018

on March 19, 2018
Q: I was told by an employment attorney a few years ago that I didn’t need to keep anything in our personnel files past 10...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert – March 20, 2018

Ask the HR Expert — March 8, 2018

on March 8, 2018
Q: I have an employee who doesn’t maintain good hygiene. How do I broach this delicate topic with this employee? A: The first thing you...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — March 8, 2018

March 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

on March 8, 2018
FEDERAL UPDATES Supreme Court Defines Whistleblower Under Dodd-Frank Act Late last month in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held...
Jill SchaeferMarch 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

Why Employees Don’t Do What You Want Them To

on March 8, 2018
I once caught one of my former employees watching YouTube videos at length at work. Another employee claimed to work until 5 p.m. every day...
Jill SchaeferWhy Employees Don’t Do What You Want Them To

What Does It Take to Be a Good Boss?

on February 19, 2018
Throughout my career, I’ve had a string of bad bosses. You probably have too. According to Gallup, only 10% of human beings are naturally wired...
Jill SchaeferWhat Does It Take to Be a Good Boss?

Ask the HR Expert — February 20, 2018

on February 19, 2018
Q: We have a customer-facing employee who decided to grow out his hair for an unspecified reason. We don’t think this looks professional. Can we...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — February 20, 2018

February 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

on February 12, 2018
CALIFORNIA UPDATES Earned Income Tax Credit Mandatory Notice While California’s AB 1847 law has been in effect for a while, it never hurts to remind...
Jill SchaeferFebruary 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

FAQs: California Salary History Ban

on February 12, 2018
Updated 9.28.18 Under California Labor Code Section 432.3 that went into effect on January 1, 2018, you know you can’t ask job applicants about their...
Jill SchaeferFAQs: California Salary History Ban

February 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

on February 6, 2018
FEDERAL UPDATES Penalties Increase for Employment Law Violations Three federal agencies — the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), and the...
Jill SchaeferFebruary 2018 HR Regulatory Updates