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Biden Administration Makes Key Changes to Paycheck Protection Program PPP

Biden Administration Announces Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

On Monday, January 22, the Biden Administration announced key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According to the President, “Since the beginning of this pandemic, 400,000 small businesses have closed — 400,000 — and millions more...

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Shift Work and Daylight Saving Time: Payroll Considerations

Shift Work and Daylight Saving Time: Payroll Considerations

Daylight saving time (DST) was conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 and established throughout the U.S. in 1966. Its purpose is to save electricity by extending daylight hours for eight months of the year. While daylight saving time may help...

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Paying Employees for Community Service and Volunteer Time

Paying Employees for Community Service and Volunteer Time

Corporate charity is a huge resource to the community that runs into the billions, according to Giving USA's 2017 annual report - and it is on the rise. According to NPTrust's Charitable Giving Statistics, corporate giving in 2019 increased to...

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President Trump Signs New Coronavirus Relief Bill into Law

President Trump Signs New Coronavirus Relief Bill into Law

As the economy rebounds from the massive coronavirus shutdowns, a great deal of Americans continue to suffer from the financial hardships brought about by the pandemic. With the CARES Act set to expire on December 26, a new COVID relief bill was...

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Missouri’s Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2021

Missouri’s Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2021

The federal minimum wage was set at $7.25 in 2009 and has not increased since. A nationwide “Fight for $15” movement, which advocates for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 per hour nationwide, began in 2012. Although the movement thus far has...

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

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

'Tis the season for office holiday parties and Christmas gifts - just make sure you understand the ins and outs of employee pay requirements and taxes to keep spirits merry. Jo McClure, Director of Payroll Administration here at Axcet HR...

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

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

Last week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Treasury issued new guidance with the goal of further simplifying the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process for both lenders and borrowers. The new forgiveness...

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

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

While this fall may be different than previous years in many ways, the beauty of the season hasn’t changed and there are plenty of traditional activities and traditions just waiting to be experienced. From family-friendly outdoor activities like...

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

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

Small business owners have to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Outsourcing payroll is one way they can lighten their loads. Third-party service providers can streamline payroll operations by handling some or all of a small...

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Telework Pay Guidance: What it Means for Employers

Telework Pay Guidance: What it Means for Employers

At the end of August, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5 regarding employers’ obligation to accurately account for how much time employees work when away from their...

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