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addressing the common issue of pay compression

Addressing the Common Issue of Pay Compression

Any business, regardless of its size or how long it has operated, can struggle with pay compression. Also known as wage compression, salary compression or internal equity, letting the issue go unchecked can cause resentment among co-workers and a...

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Employer Liability When Employees Use Personal Cars for Work Purposes

Employer Liability When Employees Use Personal Cars for Work Purposes

Oftentimes, employers feel relieved knowing their employees are driving personal cars for work purposes and not company cars. They may believe it minimizes employer liability because employees likely have their own auto insurance to cover any...

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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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woman going through the job application process for a position at a small business

Employee Recruitment: Why a Simplified Job Application Process is Key

Hiring the wrong person can have a significant impact on your company’s bottom line, reputation and level of job satisfaction among remaining employees. According to a CareerBuilder survey, the typical bad hire costs a company $15,000. While that...

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Get a Jump on OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Amid ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, President Joe Biden on Jan. 21 ordered the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider emergency temporary standards to reduce the risk of employees contracting COVID-19 in...

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full-time working woman juggling caregiving responsibilities for elderly relative during COVID

What Employers Should Know About Working Caregivers During COVID

Your company most likely has employees who are working caregivers, those who are responsible for the care and wellbeing of children, aging parents or disabled relatives. Caregiver statistics are daunting – 16% of working Americans report...

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employee smoking outdoors at work

Employees Who Smoke Cost Employers Big; Cessation Assistance Can Help

At one point in time, smoking in the workplace was almost as acceptable as drinking coffee, but that hasn’t been the case for quite some time now. With greater knowledge of the health risks to the smoker and those exposed to second-hand smoke,...

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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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workers' compensation claim form

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Sixth Edition of AMA Guides

Using the Sixth Edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment® remains constitutional in Kansas after a January 2021 decision by the Kansas Supreme Court. The AMA Guides, published by the American Medical Association, are...

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HR Consultant with Kansas City-based Axcet HR Solutions

Good-Bye 9-to-5, Hello Flexible Schedules and Improved Productivity

The future of work is here, thanks to COVID, and a big part of that future is flexible work schedules. PwC’s U.S. Remote Work Survey reports that before COVID, 29% of U.S. financial services companies had at least 60% of their workforce working...

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