Don’t Make These Wage and Hour Mistakes

Payroll compliance is vitally important to the legal operation of any business. Consistently applied pay policies, accurately calculated overtime, and proper FMLA administration all protect your business from legal problems and provide your...

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PPP News: “EZ” Forgiveness Application, Transparency and Interim Final Rule

From the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPFA) and the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) “EZ” Forgiveness Application to borrower transparency and the June 22 Interim Final Rule, the Paycheck Protection Program has regularly been...

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Fourth of July 2020: Where to View Fireworks Displays in the Kansas City Metro

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Kansas City and across the country may look a bit different this year than in previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, many major local festivals have been canceled or have streamlined to only...

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Should You Require Face Masks in Your Workplace?

While the economy starts to re-open after coronavirus lockdown, non-essential businesses are faced with restarting business operations during an ongoing pandemic. Essential businesses that have remained open have had to deal with how to manage...

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11 Things to Know About Wage Garnishment and Child Support

As an employer, you may receive a court order requiring you to withhold from the wages of an employee due to wage garnishment or child support obligations. Here's what you need to know when you receive an order. 

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Ask the Expert: Guide to Hiring Employees with Disabilities

After two months of bad news, U.S. employers are hiring again and people are back to working. On June 5, 2020, the Department of Labor announced employment sharply increased during the month of May with a record 2.5 million jobs added. Even...

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(Not) On the Road Again: Handling Employee Travel in a COVID-19 World

The reopening economy forces employers to grapple with how to maintain a safe workplace while the coronavirus continues posing a significant health threat. The equation is even more complicated if people travel and then return to work,...

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Supreme Court Decision Extends Title VII Protections to LGBTQ Employees

In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided June 15 that, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an individual cannot be discriminated against in the workplace because of sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender...

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Asleep on the Job: When You Have to Pay Employees for “Unproductive” Time

The Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that regulates minimum wage and overtime pay, has a lot to say about when employees must be paid for time an employer might consider unproductive. Because the FLSA requires that non-exempt employees...

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Four Things to Know About the 2020 Form W-4

Earlier this year, the IRS rolled out its new version of Form W-4, the Employee’s Withholding Certificate that enables employers to determine how much federal income tax to deduct from employee paychecks. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...

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