The Axcet Blog

FLSA Basics: A Toolkit for Employers

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Minimum wage and overtime pay standards have been around for decades – since the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. Besides setting compensation standards, this federal statute regulates the employment of minors and mandates the kinds of...

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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 for...

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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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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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New Year, New HR Trends: 4 Transformations to Watch for in 2019


If there’s one thing we can all agree on, last year was a busy year for human resources professionals and business owners. For starters, it was the first time ever there were more jobs than people out of work. According to the Bureau of Labor...

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Drugs on the Job: What Employers Should Know about Opioids in the Workplace


Chances are one or more of your employees misuses or knows someone who abuses opioids, the powerful prescription pain relievers that can cause impairment, addiction and fatal overdose. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

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Key Law Changes Affecting Small Businesses in 2018: A Year in Review


We may have closed the books on 2018, but the employment law changes, high profile sexual harassment cases and data breach headlines of the previous year will continue to impact business owners in 2019. From businesses attempting to navigate...

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HR Outsourcing: A Tool for Building a Better Business

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Smart business owners and managers use outsourcing as a growth tool. Outsourcing to professionals who have industry-specific business acumen you don’t possess frees up your time to focus on income-generating activities – and typically saves...

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