The Axcet Blog

Salary History Bans: Are They in the Near Future for Kansas City Private Employers?

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It remains one of the most dreaded hiring process questions by job seekers everywhere - “What was your salary at your previous job?” Not only do applicants feel the question holds them back from advancing their career, but it perpetuates gender...

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Ask the HR Expert: Is it Legal to Fire a Pregnant Employee?

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Terminating an employee is never an easy situation, and it can cause just as much stress and hardship for the employer as the employee. Further, when not handled correctly, it can lead to potential legal issues, including allegations of...

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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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5 Reasons Human Resources is a Must for Small Businesses

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As the owner of a small business, one place you may consider cutting spending is on not having a human resources department. After all, you can handle the hiring and manager training, and your managers can cover new hire training, performance...

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Flirting with Trouble: Today’s Office Fling May Be Tomorrow’s Court Case

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, Cupid’s arrow could strike the hearts of some of your employees. Or maybe it already has.

Workplace romances are somewhat inevitable. After all, most full-time employees spend more time at the job site than they...

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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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Unraveling the FMLA in Uncommon Situations

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 The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a complicated law that allows eligible employees unpaid time off with guaranteed job protection.

As a quick reminder, employers with 50 or more employees must adhere to guidelines set forth by the FMLA...

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ACA Employer Penalties: IRS Letter 226J

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Under the Affordable Care Act, “employer shared responsibility provisions” became part of the Internal Revenue Code in 2015. These directives encourage “applicable large employers” (ALEs) – generally those with 50 or more full-time equivalent...

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Is Your Company’s Health Insurance Affordable? If Not, ACA Penalties May Await You

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A key objective of the Affordable Care Act is to ensure every American can afford health insurance. Based on ACA guidelines, a plan in 2019 is deemed affordable if the lowest-cost, self-only coverage option (not including insurance for a spouse...

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