Let Freedom Ring: Fourth of July Fireworks in Kansas City

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Grab your red, white and blue, it’s almost time to celebrate America’s birthday. The Fourth of July represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. While fireworks displays are...

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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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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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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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Local vs. National: 4 Reasons It’s Better to Partner With a Local PEO

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For employers in search of the best PEO for their small business, more than likely, there will come a time when they consider what’s better - a local or national PEO. Yes, there is a difference, and bigger isn’t always better.

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Self-Funded Insurance May Cost More Than It Saves: Risk ACA Non-Compliance Penalties Can Add Up

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Health insurance costs have consistently and noticeably increased every year since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010. To save money, some smaller companies have turned to self-funded insurance plans – a model more typically...

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