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2022- Is Everything About to Change?

By Danielle Bearden | Director of Human Resources We’ve all heard the phrase “Change is the only constant.” Going into 2022, I couldn’t agree more. We’ve been through two years of the pandemic, and it feels like an eternity. And all the issues we face, whether they be talent mobility or capability academies or skills models or recruiting or […]

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CMS Survival Guide

By Danielle Bearden | Director of Human Resources [Ed. Note: A pair of federal court decisions issued in late November have effectively blocked this CMS vaccine mandate rule from taking effect. On November 29, a federal judge in Missouri temporarily blocked CMS from enforcing its COVID-19 mandate in Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North […]

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Don’t Know What to Do While the OSHA Mandate-or-Test Vaccine ETS is in Limbo? Here’s a 3-Step Approach for Employers

By Danielle Bearden | Director of Human Resources You’ve digested the information on OSHA’s mandate-or-test vaccine ETS, you’ve read about the rule being blocked by a court order, and you know that a conservative appeals court now controls the fate of the rule (for now). But you also know that the ETS could get jolted back to life […]

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Navigating Today’s COVID-19 Mandates

By Chris Wibe |  Human Resources Generalist As December fast approaches employers, both private and public, are faced with the task of implementing some version of a federally mandated mask mandate. The type of mandate being required of an employer will differ depending on if they are a private employer, a healthcare provider, or a […]

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Lever1 rolls out Accelerated Payroll Program

Local PEO rolls out Accelerated Payroll Program in effort to expedite pay to American workers who are facing economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis Lever1 is applying thoughtful solutions to ensure struggling employees and client employees are able to pay their bills KANSAS CITY, April 21, 2020 – Lever1 has rolled out a new program […]

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Lever1 Included on Inc. 5000’s 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lever1 Included on Inc. 5000’s 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest Lever1 Appears on the Inaugural list, Ranking No. 53   Kansas City, Mo. – March 25, 2020 – Inc. Magazine ranked Lever1 No. 53 on its first annual list, The 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest. The list provides […]

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Thinking Bigger Business: Job Descriptions – An Employer’s Best Friend

By Erica Brune | President Imagine that you show up to your first day of work for a job you’ve always wanted. You meet with your human resources director and they hand you a paper that details everything your job entails and what your new company expects of you. You excitedly sign the paper without […]

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On The Horizon: Handbook Topics in 2020

By Danielle Bearden | Director of Human Resources As we head further into 2020, it’s important to look to the horizon and be prepared for what is to come. In 2019, there were many laws and regulations surrounding Leave Laws, sexual harassment, social media policies, and equal pay rights. While these areas are still a […]

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Industry Outlook: Overtime Rules and Exemptions

By Jay Fisher | Human Resources Specialist The United States Department of Labor has proposed a new rule concerning minimum salary and overtime exemptions. What does this mean for you and your company? To put it simply, since 2004 any employee making less than $23,660.00 annually could not be made exempt from earning overtime. The […]

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Upcoming Salary Ban in Kansas City, MO

By Danielle Bearden | Human Resources Manager at Lever1   We wanted to bring attention to Kansas City, Mo., City Council passing an ordinance effective Oct. 31st, 2019 that bans private employers with six or more employees from asking job applicants about their salary history.   The ordinance prohibits employers from requesting salary-history information, relying upon […]

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