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Employee Leave: The FMLA and FFCRA

Hygiene in the Workplace: How to Tell an Employee They Smell

How to Connect with Others and Build Rapport While Wearing a Mask

5 Ways to Keep Slips, Trips and Falls from Tripping Up Your Workplace

Why Employers Should Support Time Away From Work

Five Ways Employers Become Their Own Worst Enemies

Bad Managers: How to Spot Them in Your Organization

Paying Employees for Community Service and Volunteer Time

Employee Benefits Can Help Your Company Survive the Pandemic

The Pandemic's Impact on Company Culture

President Trump Signs New Coronavirus Relief Bill into Law

How to Avoid Legal Liability in Your Company’s Holiday Stocking

Missouri’s Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Does FMLA Work During the Holidays

CDC Reduces Recommended COVID-19 Quarantine Time

Company Holiday Party Ideas During COVID

5 Ways to Make Big College and Pro Football Games a Win in the Workplace

How to Handle Holiday Parties and Gift Cards So You Don't Get Scrooged

EEO-1 Survey: Gender Reporting and Non-Binary Employees

Pandemic and Calls for Social Justice Prompt Pay Equity Audits

Zoom Shirt with Sweatpants: Has the Pandemic Forever Changed Employee Dress Codes?

Understanding Business Travel Time Pay for Nonexempt Employees

7 Kansas City Area Christmas Tree Farms Where You Can Choose and Cut Your Own Tree

It’s Christmas in Kansas City: 12 Must-See Holiday Lights Displays

Thanksgiving Travel: Tips to Help Ensure a Safe Journey

How to Handle Employees Who Behave Badly Online

Contact Tracing: What to Do if an Employee Contracts COVID-19

Denying Coronavirus Leave Gets Kansas Employers in Hot Water

How Your Business Can Support Working Parents During COVID

When There Are Workplace Conflicts Over COVID-19 Prevention Practices

CDC Redefines COVID Close Contact; Now Includes Cumulative Exposure

How to Handle Post-Election Day Turmoil in the Workplace

What Bosses Can and Can’t Say During Election Season

Ask the HR Expert: Possible ADA Employee Accommodation

Talking About Politics in the Workplace

Intimidation at Work: How to Deal with Workplace Bullying

Time to Vote: How Employers Can Encourage Employees to Cast Their Ballots

8 Steps to Keep Political Tension from Taking Over Your Workplace

How PEO Clients Fared When Coronavirus Shut Down the Nation

Are Employees Entitled to Paid Time Off to Vote?

The Global Pandemic is Haunting Halloween: These Safety Tips Help Take the Fright from the Night

New Forgiveness Application Released for PPP Loans Under $50,000

3 Ways Your PEO Should Be a Strategic Partner in the Benefits Renewal Process

Why Employers Should Encourage Flu Shots – Especially This Year

It’s Pumpkin Time in Kansas City; 7 Pumpkin Patches to Visit in 2020

The Next COVID HR Hurdle: What to Do About the End of Year PTO Pile Up

Tips to Manage Working from Home While Homeschooling Your Kids

Employee Vacations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Growing Number of States, Including Kansas, Adopt Coronavirus Liability Protection for Businesses

What You Need to Know about the Spike in Unemployment Fraud

Benefits Renewal Process Checklist: Steps to Take Before Open Enrollment Starts

Coronavirus Pandemic Spurs New HR Forms and Policies

Ask the HR Expert: Can an Employee Refuse to Wear a Mask?

Third-Party Payroll Service Providers Are Not Created Equal: CPEOs Relieve Employer Liability

Open Enrollment Communications: Eight Tips to Help Your Employees “Speak Benefits”

Telework Pay Guidance: What it Means for Employers

Latest PPP Forgiveness Guidance Addresses Owner-Employee Compensation

Piecing Together the Benefits Renewal Puzzle

COVID-19 Changing Rules and Roles in HR

Back to School May Mean Paid Time Off for Working Parents

Avoid Making the 9 Most Common Employee Benefits Mistakes

He, She or They: Creating Inclusivity for Non-Binary Gender Identity Employees

Testing Employees for COVID; What Employers Should Consider

Federal Rule Extends COBRA Signup Deadlines During COVID-19 National Emergency

About COVID Hazards in the Workplace

FDA Warns New Toxic Ingredient Found in Certain Hand Sanitizers Sold in US

Sign Me Up: The Employee Benefits Enrollment Process

Treasury, SBA Release New List of PPP Forgiveness FAQs; Here’s What You Should Know

An Employee Makes a Racial Discrimination Claim – Now What?

Five Steps that Prepare Your Small Businesses for Annual Benefits Renewal

An Applicant Tracking System is an Undeniable Asset for Your Small Business

How to Give Negative Feedback to an Employee

Summer in Kansas City: Outdoor Staycation and Daytrip Ideas

Unmasking the Annual Health Insurance Renewal Process

Enduring the HR Impacts of COVID-19

Applicant Tracking Systems Aren't Just for Large Companies; Learn What They Can Do for SMBs

Building an Effective Compensation Strategy in Uncertain Times

Handle with Care: COVID-Related Layoffs and Surviving Employees

Paycheck Protection Program Extended; Small Businesses Have Until August 8 to Apply

Applicant Tracking Systems: A Tool to Navigate Post-COVID-19 Hiring Challenges

Diversity in the Workplace is a Bigger Deal in 2020

Back to Work: When Employees Refuse to Come Back

Words of Comfort: How to Support a Grieving Employee

7 Tips for Hiring During (and After) COVID-19

How to Announce Pay Reductions Due to the Coronavirus Crisis

What Employers Need to Know About Mask Mandates in the KC Metro

Don’t Make These Wage and Hour Mistakes

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

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

Should You Require Face Masks in Your Workplace?

11 Things to Know About Wage Garnishment and Child Support

Ask the Expert: Guide to Hiring Employees with Disabilities

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

Supreme Court Decision Extends Title VII Protections to LGBTQ Employees

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

Four Things to Know About the 2020 Form W-4

In Search of Cleaning Supplies; How to Safely Reopen Amid Supply Chain Disruptions

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Eases Forgiveness and Repayment

OSHA Issues Revised Coronavirus Enforcement Policies

Hiring at the Top of Your Salary Range? Here's Why It's Not a Good Idea

Running Scared: Addressing Employee Fears about Returning to Work During the Pandemic

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas Amends Reopening Order; Changes Took Effect May 31

How to Manage Employees When Crisis is the New Normal

Ask the Expert-What to do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide for Small Business Owners

More Businesses Reopen in the Kansas City Metro; Here’s What’s New

EEOC Delays EEO Data Collection Amid Coronavirus Crisis

How to Terminate a Remote Employee

Make Room for Employees Returning to Work: Social Distancing Tips for Employers

Keeping Employees Safe as Stay-at-Home Orders End

COVID-19’s Second Impact: Addressing Mental Health as Employees Return to the Workplace

7 Ways to Ease Work-at-Home Employees’ Stress

OSHA Relaxes Enforcement in Light of COVID-19

Kansas City Metro Businesses Cautiously Look Forward to Reopening, but the Rules Vary Depending on Geographic Location

Business as Usual During COVID-19: What Does it Really Mean?

Round Two of the Paycheck Protection Program Launched Monday - Here’s What You Should Know

OSHA to Suspend Annual Fit Testing for Respirators

Crisis Management: Leading a Team Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

8 Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Increase Productivity During the Pandemic

Five Data Privacy and Security Tips for Your Telework Plan

Are You Virtually Breathing Down Remote Workers’ Necks?

The Value of Onboarding Technology

20 Easy Ways to Maintain a Healthy Workplace During COVID-19

EEOC Says Employers Can Measure Workers’ Temperatures Due to Pandemic, But You’ll Want to Read This First

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Provide Help Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

There’s No Place Like Home Until COVID-19 Forces You to Manage Employees from Your Kitchen

COVID-19: Tips for Transitioning Candidate Interviews to the Telephone

CARES Act Eases Qualified Participants’ Access to Retirement Savings Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Federal CARES Act Offers Coronavirus-Related Financial Relief to Struggling Small Businesses

How to Engage Remote Workers

CARES Act Provides Billions in Assistance to Unemployed Workers in Wake of Coronavirus

Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Employers Need to Know

Working from Home? Here are Five Tips to Help You Stay Productive

President Signs Emergency FMLA and Paid Sick Leave in Wake of Coronavirus

Treasury and IRS Defer Deadline to File and Pay Federal Taxes for 90 Days Due to Coronavirus

Fear-Based Reactions to COVID-19 Could Lead to Workplace Discrimination Claims

Workplace First Aid Kits: What to Include & How to Manage

Don't Hire Another Employee Without Asking These Questions

Six Leadership Skills No Good Manager Can Be Without

HR Investigations: How to Investigate an Employee Harassment Complaint

Ask the Expert: The Coronavirus, Self-Quarantine, Employee Pay & the FMLA

How to Deal With an Employee Who Didn’t Get the Promotion

How Opioids Affect Workers' Comp Costs

An Employer’s Guide to Substance Abuse Policies

How to Prepare Your Business for a Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

When Employees Harass Coworkers on Social Media, the Employer May Be Liable

When Hourly Met Salary: Should You Switch Salaried, Exempt Employees to Hourly Pay?

State & Federal Compliance: The 8 Most Common Wage & Hour Violations

What to Expect When OSHA is Inspecting

What to Do When an Employee Has an Infectious Disease

Beyond the Interview Questions: The Need-to-Knows of Unconscious Bias

Ask the Expert: Do I Have to Allow Employees to Work Flexible Schedules?

Employment Reference Checks: What to Ask and Why

The Dos and Don'ts of Valentine's Day in the Workplace

Retaliation Claims: Why There’s Never a Right Time to “Get Even”

Eight Mistakes Companies Make When the EEOC Comes Knocking

3 Reasons Every Business Should Run Pre-Employment Background Checks

Returning to Work After Workers’ Compensation: Tips for the Employer

How to Respond When You Hear “I Want a Raise”

How Kansas City’s Opioid Surge May Impact Employers

PEOs Are Not All Created Equal. Choose Wisely.

Top Employee Benefits for 2020

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Human Resources

2020 HR Checklist

Recruiting: How to Get More Job Applicants

Staying Afloat: Options When the HR Flood is Overwhelming

When There’s an Additional Pay Period; It’s Not Just a Leap Year Issue

Health Care Tax Credit Gives Small Companies Room to Breathe

Compliance in 2020: New Year, New Payroll Changes

Taking Time to Rethink PTO

Are Annual Performance Reviews So Last Century?

Four Reasons to Offer Employee Health Benefits (Even if You Aren't Legally Required)

How to Cross-Train Employees When Your Workforce is Remote

Comparing Health Insurance Options: Daunting but Worth It

Yanking out the Grapevine: How to Deal with Gossip at Work

A Year in Review: Law Changes Affecting Business Owners in 2020

7 Steps to Create a Happy Workplace

DOL New Overtime Rule Took Effect January 1, 2020

7 Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make and How to Fix Them

How to Create an Employee Benefits Package for All Generations

A Three-Step Guide to Shopping for Small Business Health Insurance

Keeping it Merry: Safety Tips for Traveling This Holiday Season

How Low Unemployment Negatively Affects Employers

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Health Insurance for Your Small Business

The Rise of Employer Student Loan Repayment Programs

401(k) Contribution Limits Rise in 2020

4 Ways Smaller Businesses Can Make Benefits More Affordable

Seven Reasons Up-to-Date Job Descriptions Are a Must

Why Counteroffers Fail and What Employers Should Do Instead

Deciphering the Acronyms: Types of Managed Care Plans

Chasing the Silver Lining: How to Overcome Negativity in the Workplace

No Room for Workplace Harassment or Bullying

Hygiene at Work: How to Talk to an Employee About Body Odor

How HR Tech Can Improve Your Business’ Open Enrollment Experience

5 Tips for Writing a Compelling Job Advertisement

Five Effective Employee Retention Strategies

Terminating an Employee Without Warning; When to Skip Progressive Discipline

Employee Discipline Best Practices for the Small Business Owner

Eight Things Employers Need to Know in the Era of Legal Marijuana

Five Spooktacular Things to Do in Kansas City This Halloween