6 Last-Minute Tax Tips

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If you haven’t filed your 2018 taxes yet, you’re not alone. In fact, many taxpayers wait until the last minute. But with Tax Day less than two weeks away, it is time to get the necessary documents together to prepare and file your taxes or to...

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MLB Opening Day 2019: Stadium Safety Tips

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It’s that time of year again —  who’s ready for some baseball? MLB Opening Day is tomorrow, Thursday, March 28, with 30 MLB teams playing, including our beloved boys in blue, the Kansas City Royals. If you’re heading to the K to see the Royals...

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Fear-Based Reaction to #MeToo Can Be a Dangerous Path to Discrimination Claims

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, some men are taking extreme measures out of fear of being falsely accused of sexual harassment: They’re avoiding women in the workplace altogether. But such behavior can backfire and expose companies to a...

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IRS Releases Electronic Guide to Help Business Owners Navigate Tax Law Changes

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants small business owners and self-employed individuals to understand how the recent tax law changes may have impacted their bottom line. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed in December 2017, and made...

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6 Ways to Effectively Manage Employee Vacation Requests

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Paid time off (PTO) is a staple for most business’ employee benefits package, but let’s face it, as a small business owner, receiving multiple summer vacation requests from your employees might be one of the most dreaded moments. When you run a...

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Kansas City

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This weekend, everything will be shamrocks, leprechauns, and corned beef and cabbage as Kansas City celebrates the Irish with it’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade, in its 47th year, will be held this Sunday, March 17, beginning at 11...

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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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Kansas City Spring Break Staycation Ideas

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For many of us around the Kansas City metro, spring break is in full swing. And while a beach vacation may sound like the perfect family getaway, sometimes the time, money or ability to get away just isn’t there. But don’t worry, there are plenty...

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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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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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