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.

Workplace Violence: What Do You Need to Know?

on February 5, 2018
In the U.S., nearly 2 million workers report having been the victims of workplace violence each year. For perspective, this represents about 1% of the...
Jill SchaeferWorkplace Violence: What Do You Need to Know?

Is It Sexual Harassment? Understanding the True Definition

on January 23, 2018
With sexual harassment all the rage in the news over the past few months, certain egregious violations are quite apparent. However, when I overheard some...
Jill SchaeferIs It Sexual Harassment? Understanding the True Definition

January 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

on January 15, 2018
CALIFORNIA UPDATES  Disability & Leave Laws in Effect Three California leave laws are now in effect. They are parental leave, city-specific sick leaves, and a...
Jill SchaeferJanuary 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

January 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

on January 9, 2018
FEDERAL UPDATES Employer ACA Reporting Deadline Extended For the second year in a row, employers have more time to send the 1095-B and -C reports to...
Jill SchaeferJanuary 2018 HR Regulatory Updates

Ask the HR Expert — January 9, 2018

on January 8, 2018
Q: We have an employee who is on our medical/dental plan. He went on a 3-month work sabbatical. However, upon his return, he resigned from...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — January 9, 2018

Hello 2018! Minimum Wage Increases in 18 States

on January 8, 2018
The federal minimum wage was established in 1938 as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Prior to this, labor standards and wages were all...
Jill SchaeferHello 2018! Minimum Wage Increases in 18 States

Top 2017 Employment Litigation Cases & The Lessons Learned

on December 16, 2017
Just hearing the word, “lawsuit,” is enough to make employers cringe. As with most negative situations, employment litigation included, there are lessons that can be...
Jill SchaeferTop 2017 Employment Litigation Cases & The Lessons Learned

Ask the HR Expert — December 19, 2017

on December 16, 2017
Q: We have a part-time RN in our department who works 16 hours per week. The manager would like to lay her off and hire...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — December 19, 2017

Ask the HR Expert — Strictly California, December 2017

on December 12, 2017
Q: If one of my California employees doesn’t meet the minimum wage analysis for one week in our pay period, but she still earned commission...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — Strictly California, December 2017

December 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

on December 12, 2017
CALIFORNIA UPDATES Top 2017 California Legislation Here are the top California HR employment law changes that went into effect this year and what you need...
Jill SchaeferDecember 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

December 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

on December 4, 2017
FEDERAL UPDATES EEO-1 Reporting Updates As we reported in our October 2017 Regulatory Updates, the version of the EEO-1 form that would have required employers...
Jill SchaeferDecember 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

Ask the HR Expert — December 5, 2017

on December 4, 2017
Q: We have an employee who is going out on leave because of a cyst on her hand. However, she is asking for an unusual...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — December 5, 2017

Ask the HR Expert — November 21, 2017

on November 21, 2017
Q: I have noticed that one of my employees is often socially excluded by other employees during lunch periods, company events, meetings, etc. If this...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — November 21, 2017

Ask the HR Expert — Strictly California, November 2017

on November 13, 2017
Q: Both our hourly and salaried employees clock into a time card system as soon they come into work. In California, for salaried employees, can...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — Strictly California, November 2017

November 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

on November 13, 2017
CALIFORNIA UPDATES New Protections During Workplace Retaliation Investigations Under SB 306, an employee alleging retaliation or the California Labor Commissioner will be able to request...
Jill SchaeferNovember 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

November 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

on November 7, 2017
FEDERAL UPDATES 3 USCIS Videos Break Down I-9 Form The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released 3 roughly 90-second videos to help employees and employers...
Jill SchaeferNovember 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

En Vogue Holiday Parties

on November 7, 2017
Back in 2015, The Washington Post ran an article on how 30% of U.S. companies were not hosting a year-end party for employees. This marked...
Jill SchaeferEn Vogue Holiday Parties

Ask the HR Expert — November 7, 2017

on November 7, 2017
Q: An employee of ours was belligerent during an after-work happy hour on a business trip in Brazil. He left the bar alone and was mugged...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — November 7, 2017