DOL New Overtime Rule Took Effect January 1, 2020

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On September 24, 2019, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final “overtime rule” which took effect January 1, 2020. The DOL said it considered more than 200,000 comments received since 2017 in developing the new overtime rule, which...

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

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Axcet HR Solutions knows that the owners and managers of small, growing businesses are busy people. While you’re overseeing one of the many other aspects of running a business, a time might come when your attention is diverted from HR matters....

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How to Create an Employee Benefits Package for All Generations

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For the first time in history, today’s workplace may consist of up to five generations working side-by-side, with 50 or more years of age difference spread between the oldest and youngest employees. Not only are your employees more diverse based...

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

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If your small business has fewer than 50 employees, the law in most states doesn’t require you to provide them with health insurance. Just because it’s not an obligation doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it, though. Study after study demonstrates...

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How Low Unemployment Negatively Affects Employers

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Low unemployment is typically thought of as a positive sign for the economy. That said, for employers, too much of a good thing (low unemployment) has been causing negative effects. 

Since January 2017, 4.6 million U.S. jobs have been added to...

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

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Tell a small business owner, “Hey, it’s time to revisit the health insurance you offer your employees,” and he or she may break out in a cold sweat. The annual process of evaluating insurance options and choosing the one that best fits your...

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The Rise of Employer Student Loan Repayment Programs

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If you’ve sent a child to college anytime recently, then you’re aware of just how expensive college has become. Since many students and their families cannot pay for college out of pocket, they end up accepting student loans. With more and more...

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401(k) Contribution Limits Rise in 2020

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We have great news for retirement savers who have resolved to save as much as possible — on November 6, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the cost of living adjustments for 2020, which increased the contribution limits for certain...

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4 Ways Smaller Businesses Can Make Benefits More Affordable

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When small and mid-sized businesses offer comprehensive benefits, the investment pays back dividends in employee satisfaction, reduced turnover, recruiting effectiveness and a healthier team.

Although smaller businesses generally understand the...

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

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From business owners and management to HR and employees, the degree of people who depend on accurate, up-to-date job descriptions spans across your entire organization. Up-to-date job descriptions aid in determining appropriate compensation for...

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