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Posts by Jill Jensen-Welch

Jill Jensen-Welch practices primarily in employment law and civil litigation. She serves clients ranging from small start-ups to large national companies in a wide variety of industries.

Jill’s 16 years of human resources experience before law school informs her counseling of clients in contracts and restrictive covenants, policies and practices, employee relations matters, leaves, job analysis, pay structures, discipline, terminations, and training. In employment litigation, she handles administrative actions such as unemployment claims, civil rights charges, complaints and audits, as well as lawsuits from inception through appeals. Jill also conducts workplace investigations into a variety of issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and more.

During Drake Law’s 150th anniversary celebration, Jill was recognized by peers, family, students and classmates as one of “150 in 150” for best demonstrating the values of the Law School and helping to shape Drake Law into what it is today.

Jill earned the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) designation from the Human Resource Certification Institute in 1989, and Jill became a Senior Certified Professional of the Society for Human Resource Management in 2014.

Posted on 08/10/2018 at 02:50 PM by Jill Jensen-Welch

Is It OK for an Employer to Talk to an Employee’s Family?

“Hello.  HR?  This is Sally’s husband and I’m calling to let you know that I think she&rsquo...

Posted on 11/23/2016 at 07:11 AM by Jill Jensen-Welch

Hold the Phone: Most of the New FLSA Rule Enjoined!

Happy Thanksgiving Employers! A preliminary injunction issued late on November 22, 2016 stops most of the new Fair Labor...

Posted on 05/18/2016 at 11:28 AM by Jill Jensen-Welch

The wait is over: Final Rule changing the salary test for four categories of white collar workers released

Late yesterday, May 17, the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, released materials related to the new...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:23 AM by Jill Jensen-Welch

FMLA Enhancement Act introduced: Small employer exemption gets smaller

On February 5, 2014, Carolyn Maloney (D. NY) introduced H.R. 3999, the Family and Medical Leave Act Enhancements Act. If...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:23 AM by Jill Jensen-Welch

Change in Law of Unemployment Overpayments:  If You Snooze, You Lose

Raise your hand, Iowa employers, if you recently received this letter from Iowa Workforce Development. If not, you...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:24 AM by Jill Jensen-Welch

OFCCP tightens pay discrimination investigations & enforcement for federal government contractors and subcontractors

Co-authored with Russell Samson Executive branch agencies continue to make good on President Obama’s promise to ferret o...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:23 AM by Jill Jensen-Welch

This spring, the EEOC issued an updated Enforcement Guidance (EG) titled Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records...
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