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 — October 24, 2017

on October 23, 2017
Q: We had an employee take unpaid FMLA medical leave back in May. We have held his position for his return since then and used...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — October 24, 2017

More Engaging Employee Communications? Yes, Please

on October 23, 2017
If there’s anything I’ve learned over the course of my 16-year career in marketing, it’s that less is more when it comes to communication. The...
Jill SchaeferMore Engaging Employee Communications? Yes, Please

Hey Oh! New IRS 1094 & 1095 Forms

on October 23, 2017
At this point in the year, it’s not too soon to think about year end. The IRS recently updated its 1094 and 1095 forms. First,...
Jill SchaeferHey Oh! New IRS 1094 & 1095 Forms

5 Major California Laws Get Green Light

on October 19, 2017
I'm starting to see why the California labor and employment scene could give anyone a few more gray hairs. It certainly keeps us all on...
Jill Schaefer5 Major California Laws Get Green Light

October 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

on October 16, 2017
CALIFORNIA UPDATES City of Berkeley Has New Minimum Wage As part of Berkeley’s phased goal of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour by October...
Jill SchaeferOctober 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

Ask the HR Expert — Strictly California, October 2017

on October 16, 2017
Q: I’ve followed some recent California court cases dealing with employer compensation violations, but I can’t keep up with all of them and what they mean...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — Strictly California, October 2017

Class Action Waivers & California At-Will Employment

on October 16, 2017
The Ernst & Young LLP v. Moore wage and hour case that began in California and went to the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2017...
Jill SchaeferClass Action Waivers & California At-Will Employment

Workplace Ethics Now

on October 3, 2017
Doesn’t it seem like every other day stories about employees behaving badly show up in your newsfeed? Well, you’re not imagining it. The most recent...
Jill SchaeferWorkplace Ethics Now

October 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

on October 3, 2017
FEDERAL UPDATES Revised EEO-1 Sunk, Pay Equality Heats Up One year ago this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had finished revising the EEO-1...
Jill SchaeferOctober 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

Ask the HR Expert — October 3, 2017

on October 3, 2017
Q: One of our employees was arrested this week and charged with sexual battery. We have business ethics and conduct policies as well as harassment policies....
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — October 3, 2017

Ask the HR Expert — September 19, 2017

on September 15, 2017
Q: We have an employee whose attendance has steadily gotten worse over the past year. With each absence, she claimed she was out sick. I...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — September 19, 2017

How to Shop for HR Software in an Ocean of Choices

on September 15, 2017
As many as 73% of U.S. employers have migrated their HR processes to the cloud. Another 1 out of every 7 employers are considering switching...
Jill SchaeferHow to Shop for HR Software in an Ocean of Choices

Exempt vs. Nonexempt: Sources of Confusion in California

on September 11, 2017
Unsure if a California employee is exempt or nonexempt? Wondering what a wage order is and what to do with it? You’re not alone. These...
Jill SchaeferExempt vs. Nonexempt: Sources of Confusion in California

Ask the HR Expert — Strictly California, September 2017

on September 11, 2017
Q: We’re based in California and want to limit modified duty to a 90-day maximum. However, I want to ensure it’s rolled out correctly company-wide?...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — Strictly California, September 2017

September 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

on September 11, 2017
CALIFORNIA UPDATES Reminder: Domestic Violence Leave Notice Since July 2017, employers with 25+ employees cannot discharge or retaliate against employees who take a leave of...
Jill SchaeferSeptember 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

The Complete Benefits Package in 2017 & Beyond

on August 31, 2017
The benefits package in 2017 looks a lot different than the benefits packages of old. Pensions are gone. Healthcare has higher premiums. Employees of different...
Jill SchaeferThe Complete Benefits Package in 2017 & Beyond

Ask the HR Expert — September 5, 2017

on August 30, 2017
Q: Are there legal ramifications for requiring a heterosexual employee to room with a homosexual employee when they’re both on business travel for our company?...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — September 5, 2017

HR & Disaster Relief

on August 28, 2017
With the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma still unfolding, plus threats from additional hurricanes, how can HR help employees during a disaster like these?...
Jill SchaeferHR & Disaster Relief

Different Generations, Different Work/Life Balance Needs

on August 18, 2017
Does achieving work/life balance seem impossible for yourself let alone for your multigenerational employees? Hang in there. Understanding generational differences and making a few simple...
Jill SchaeferDifferent Generations, Different Work/Life Balance Needs