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Small Business Payroll Guide

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Fighting Small Business Payroll Fraud

June 23, 2015 | posted by Ren Cicalese III, CPA, MST
Payroll Fraud
Even the smallest acts of internal theft can add up to a big problem for your business. Be aware of the most common approaches to fraud so you can put a plan in place to combat it and safeguard your company’s finances.
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Pros and Cons of Paying Your Employees with Pay Cards

May 15, 2015 | posted by Adrienne M. Onorato
Pay cards
There’s not a one-size-fits-all payment program appropriate for all organizations. Learn about the pay card alternative and if it would be a welcome offering to your small business employees.
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Key Things Every Farmer Should Know About Piecework Pay

April 21, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Piecework pay
Piecework pay rates can be a great way to reward employees for their hard work, but what are the rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act? Abacus Payroll's Linda Colacicco gives farmers a summary of the key things you need to know.
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Do You Need to Pay Nanny Tax?

April 13, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Nanny Tax
Do you need to pay nanny tax? Find out more about tax breaks and credits for employers of nannies and other domestic workers.
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Small Businesses: Get the Lowdown on Paid Sick Leave in Philadelphia

April 1, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Paid Sick Leave in Philadelphia
Paid sick leave in Philadelphia comes into effect on May 13 2015. We give small businesses the low down a well as tips for staying compliant.
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Top 5 Small Business Tax Deductions in 2015

March 16, 2015 | posted by Ren Cicalese III, CPA, MST
Small Business Tax Deduction
Taxes are a burden on a growing small business. Many small businesses take a simplistic view on their taxes – they want to know what they owe and pay it as soon as possible. Here are the top 5 tax deductions small businesses should consider in 2015.
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What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility

March 12, 2015 | posted by Christopher Cicalese, CPA
Employer shared responsibility
Alloy Silverstein’s Chris Cicalese gives small business owners a summary of key things they need to know about Employer Shared Responsibility and Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) in 2015.   What is Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) and Who Does it Impact? Starting in 2015, employers (for-profit, nonprofit, and government entities) with 100 or more full-time employees, […]
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Ban the Box is coming to New Jersey. Are you ready?

February 13, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Ban The Box NJ
March 1, 2015 marks the start of NJ’s “Opportunity to Compete Act.” Know how this law affects you as an employer and what changes need to be made to your hiring process ASAP.   New Jersey will be joining Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and a number of cities in implementing the “Ban the […]
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Small Business Payroll: Setting employee pay

January 21, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Employee pay
Bringing on a new employee and not sure how much you should pay them? Abacus Payroll’s Owen Hoxie explains how small businesses can approach employee pay structures.
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Independent Contractor or Employee?

December 1, 2014 | posted by Julie Strohlein, CPA
Independent contractors vs employees
What are the differences between independent contractors and employees? Improperly classifying workers as independent contractors when they are actually employees can create a myriad of problems with various federal and state agencies. Employment taxes due to both the IRS and the state governments are a primary concern, but there may also be insurance or labor […]
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