By Danielle Bearden | Director of Human ResourcesAs 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 major […]
By Jay Fisher | Human Resources SpecialistThe 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 new proposed […]
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 it or discriminating […]
By Leslie Collins??–?Staff Writer, Kansas City Business JournalLever1?has added two “heavy hitters” to its leadership team to ensure sustainable and scalable growth, President?Erica Brune?said in a release.?The Kansas City-based professional employer organization already has pulled the lever on growth, landing three consecutive years on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the […]
By Danielle Bearden |?Human Resources Manager at Lever1 Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and HR professionals are in a unique position to?help employers recognize the warning signs and provide resources for outreach and education.? Suicide threats should always be taken seriously. It is critical to recognize the warning signs […]
For the Third Time in a Row, Lever1 Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1135 Kansas City, Mo. – August 22, 2019 –Inc. Magazine today ranked Lever1 No. 1135 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.? The list provides a snapshot of the most successful […]
By: James Dornbrook, August 30, 2017 Kansas City-based Lever1 recently was recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, experiencing a three-year sales growth rate of 6,560 percent. Lever1 is a professional employer organization (PEO) that offers outsourcing services for human resources, payroll, employee benefits and workers’ compensation. A PEO pools all its clients together to leverage better rates and buying power for traditional benefits such as health, dental and vision, 401(k), unemployment and workers’ comp.
By: Kansas City Web Design?,February 16, 2018 In this episode of the Local Business Leaders podcast we get to chat with Erica Brune, president of Lever1. Erica explains what a PEO (professional employer organization) is, how Lever1 got started, and some of the key reasons how this venture became so successful so quickly.
By: Carter Stoddard,August 18, 2017 Inc. magazine has released its Inc. 5000, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Eighty-one Missouri companies made the list, and six cracked the top 200. Lever1, a Kansas City-based HR management, was Missouri’s top company, at No. 44. The company had a growth rate of 6,559.79 percent and raked in $27.6 million in revenue.
By: Blue Chair, LLC,January 05, 2012 Blue Chair, LLC and Greg Gragg, CEO, announce the creation of Lever1, a Kansas City based professional employer organization. After being named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition in June 2011 for the success of his flagship business, Gragg Advertising, Gragg now makes another company launch announcement, Lever1.