The Axcet Blog

IRS Releases Updated Withholding Form for 2019

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A final, updated version of Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, was released December 11, 2018, by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Axcet Helps Client Terminate a Dishonest Employee

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One of Axcet HR Solutions’ newest clients signed on with us to save money on health benefits. But one week after onboarding, the small business got a lot more than it bargained for – and Axcet came to the rescue.

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When Winter Storms Strike: Can Employers Require Attendance During Inclement Weather?

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The first official day of winter isn’t until December 21st, but weather conditions in the Kansas City area indicate the season is here. Whether we were prepared or not, blizzard conditions impacted the metro with record snowfall, strong winds and...

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Taboo Goes Up in Smoke: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

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On November 6, 2018, Missouri became the 32nd state to legalize medical marijuana. Voters overwhelmingly passed a state constitution amendment allowing the possession, use, purchase and sale of pot for medicinal purposes.

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Recovering from Disaster: 7 Steps for Protecting Your Business' Most Important Assets

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When at last the winds have subsided, the waters receded or the earth stopped shaking, your small business may just be starting its greatest fight for survival. According to a late 2017 Federal Reserve study, almost all small businesses struck by...

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'Tis the Season for Safe Holiday Lighting Tips

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Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and most of us would probably agree. It’s the time of year we hang our stockings by the chimney with care and string twinkling lights on our trees. Christmas music lifts our spirits and wonderful...

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Top 3 Security Measures that Ensure Your Payroll Partner Treats Your Data Like It’s Theirs

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Encryption, firewalls, passwords and clouds: If these terms make your eyes glaze over, we understand. But they’re critical when it comes to protecting your sensitive data, especially when you’ve outsourced your payroll to a third-party provider.

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Scared to Outsource Payroll? 6 Reasons to Let Go of the Fear

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For small businesses, payroll is both mission-critical and complicated. It’s one of small companies’ most labor-intensive jobs – and it never stops coming! As soon as one round of payroll is complete, it’s pretty much time to start on the next...

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Medical Marijuana: New Laws in Missouri Create Questions for Employers

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Missouri voters cast their ballots earlier this month with the majority (66 percent) voting to approve Amendment 2, making Missouri the latest state to legalize medical marijuana, even allowing it to be grown at home. Currently, 32 states plus...

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6 Dos and Don'ts of Paying Overtime

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With the U.S. unemployment rate at record lows, there is downward pressure on the labor market and overtime hours are increasing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. worker logged 3.5 hours per week in overtime in late...

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