Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn Carlson

About Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn Carlson is the Vice President, Product Management for KPA. She focuses on developing compliance and workforce management solutions that combine innovative software, online training and on-site audit/loss control services for our clients. Kathryn has over 25 years of product management, and product marketing experience and is certified as a HRCI Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-Certified Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Just Released: New Mobile Compliance Application

on January 22, 2019
Contact: Kathryn Carlson Vice President, Product Management (970) 980-4829, [email protected] Release of iOS and Android application strengthens KPA’s technology offering LAFAYETTE, Colo. – January 22, 2019...
Kathryn CarlsonJust Released: New Mobile Compliance Application

KPA Acquires Compli

on January 14, 2019
Contact:Kathryn CarlsonVice President, Product Management(970) 980-4829 [email protected] KPA strengthens workforce management solution with acquisition of leading HR business process automation software company LAFAYETTE, CO.—January 15,...
Kathryn CarlsonKPA Acquires Compli

Ask the HR Expert — August 24, 2017

on August 24, 2017
Q: Back in April, our employees approved an alternative workweek schedule in which they work 4, 10-hour shifts (4-10s). We’re currently in our busy season...
Kathryn CarlsonAsk the HR Expert — August 24, 2017

The Alternative Workweek Ins & Outs

on August 15, 2017
Flexibility. It’s all the rage and no wonder! Compressing a week’s worth of work hours into fewer days makes it possible for employees to care...
Kathryn CarlsonThe Alternative Workweek Ins & Outs

August 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

on August 14, 2017
CALIFORNIA UPDATES Updated Protections for Transgender People Effective July 1, 2017, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) enacted expanded regulations to further protect...
Kathryn CarlsonAugust 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

Ask the HR Expert — Strictly California, August 2017

on August 14, 2017
Q: Our company is located in California. Can you please clarify the timeline in which paperwork needs to be sent to a termed employee? Does...
Kathryn CarlsonAsk the HR Expert — Strictly California, August 2017

Ask the HR Expert — August 8, 2017

on August 4, 2017
Q: Our company’s health insurance plan is member-level rated. Can we legally use a tiered contribution model for employees’ health benefits? C-level — Up to...
Kathryn CarlsonAsk the HR Expert — August 8, 2017

August 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

on August 4, 2017
FEDERAL UPDATES NEW! I-9 Form As you know, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form was updated in July. However, now...
Kathryn CarlsonAugust 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

Technology & Benefits Communication Across Generations

on August 2, 2017
Each of the four generations currently in the workforce — Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials — have distinct technology preferences. You know this....
Kathryn CarlsonTechnology & Benefits Communication Across Generations

You’ve Got Millennials Figured Out… Wrong

on July 21, 2017
Working with Millennials, individuals age 27 or younger, often proves challenging for older generations — traditionalists, Baby Boomers and even GenXers, who are closest in...
Kathryn CarlsonYou’ve Got Millennials Figured Out… Wrong

Ask the HR Expert — July 2017

on July 21, 2017
Q: We’ve had an employee who hasn’t shown up for work in 2 days. There was no communication. We have a policy about no call,...
Kathryn CarlsonAsk the HR Expert — July 2017

July 2017 Regulatory Updates

on July 19, 2017
National Updates Misclassification of Workers and Joint Employment In 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) provided an interpretation about misclassifying employees and independent contractors. The...
Kathryn CarlsonJuly 2017 Regulatory Updates

June 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

on June 16, 2017
The information presented below offers general guidance concerning new and updated employment-related rules and regulations. It is provided with the understanding that KPA is not...
Kathryn CarlsonJune 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

Giving Employees a Break

on May 8, 2017
A frequent question we receive at the KPA Client Success Center is “do I have to give employees paid breaks?” The answer depends, as with...
Kathryn CarlsonGiving Employees a Break

Comp Time in the Private Sector

on May 5, 2017
I have often heard an employer say to employees: “we offer comp time.” Unfortunately, private sector employer cannot substitute “comp time” for overtime, or in...
Kathryn CarlsonComp Time in the Private Sector

Unpaid Leave, Why Bother?

on May 4, 2017
Generally, under federal and some state laws, employers with more than 50 employees must offer unpaid leave. The FMLA for example, entitles eligible employees of...
Kathryn CarlsonUnpaid Leave, Why Bother?

A Better Policy for Paid Time Off

on May 3, 2017
With summer vacations fast approaching it might be time to consider updating your Paid Time Off (PTO) policies. Most companies have some form of paid...
Kathryn CarlsonA Better Policy for Paid Time Off

Are Drug Free Workplace Programs Worth the Bother?

on March 31, 2017
Workplace drug testing programs can have very positive outcomes--fewer accidents, improved productivity and lower insurance premiums, for example.  They can also be expensive and it...
Kathryn CarlsonAre Drug Free Workplace Programs Worth the Bother?

HRDrive Regulatory Updates – March 2017

on March 6, 2017
The information presented below offers general guidance concerning new and updated employment-related rules and regulations. It is provided with the understanding that KPA is not...
Kathryn CarlsonHRDrive Regulatory Updates – March 2017

Update on Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt

on October 3, 2016
The United States House of Representatives passed a bill Sept. 28 that would delay by six months the effective date of the Department of Labor's...
Kathryn CarlsonUpdate on Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt