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2019 HR Compliance Checklist

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For business owners and HR professionals, ensuring HR compliance is a must. With 2019 well underway, it’s time to take inventory of which annual HR compliance to-dos you’ve checked off your list. As always, it’s best to be proactive. Waiting...

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Wage and Hour Mistakes Prove Costly for U.S. Business Owners

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Most employers mean well and don’t set out to deliberately wrong their employees when it comes to accurately paying earned wages. That said, mistakes happen, and when they aren’t corrected voluntarily and in a timely manner, they can become...

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FLSA Overtime Rules: How To Accurately Measure Time and Attendance

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires all businesses to keep precise and thorough records of the hours exempt and nonexempt employees work, both by work day and week. Accurately tracking employees’ work hours under the FLSA is challenging...

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DOL to Announce Overtime Rule Changes This Year; Small Businesses May Pay More

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After several years of discussion, the U.S. Department of Labor is expected to announce its new overtime rule this year. In March, we’ll likely get an indication of what the DOL plans to do.

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What Employers Need to Know About Whistleblowers and Retaliation Claims

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Under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s current whistleblower program, a whistleblower who shares information that leads to an SEC enforcement action is awarded between 10 and 30 percent of the money the SEC recovers. Last summer, the SEC ...

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Salary History Bans: Are They in the Near Future for Kansas City Private Employers?

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It remains one of the most dreaded hiring process questions by job seekers everywhere - “What was your salary at your previous job?” Not only do applicants feel the question holds them back from advancing their career, but it perpetuates gender...

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Ask the HR Expert: Is it Legal to Fire a Pregnant Employee?

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Terminating an employee is never an easy situation, and it can cause just as much stress and hardship for the employer as the employee. Further, when not handled correctly, it can lead to potential legal issues, including allegations of...

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How to Handle Employment Verification Calls

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As an employer, you'll likely receive your fair share of employment verification requests. And while the first thing to come to mind when you hear "employment verification" may be prospective employers inquiring about past employees, these...

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What Employees Really Want from Work

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Have you ever wondered why some companies are consistently recognized as being one of the best places to work? What is it about these organizations that is so desirable? It doesn’t happen by coincidence and it’s not a quick and easy fix, like...

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5 Reasons Human Resources is a Must for Small Businesses

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As the owner of a small business, one place you may consider cutting spending is on not having a human resources department. After all, you can handle the hiring and manager training, and your managers can cover new hire training, performance...

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