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Understanding Self-Employment Tax

August 17, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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From the outside looking in, self-employment is a pretty attractive prospect: you get to choose your own hours, your office attire can be something as casual as PJs, and your bed and desk can be one and the same. While there are many incentives, these aspects of self-employment fall flat when tax season rolls around. […]
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What Can Your Team Learn from the Olympics?

August 12, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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As you are no doubt aware, the 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing. Far from pertaining only to athletes and sports enthusiasts, the Olympics stand for everything the business world holds dear: professionalism, integrity, and sheer, unadulterated talent. Surprisingly, you can learn a lot about your workforce and team from comparing the Olympics and […]
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Workplace Wellness Programs

July 18, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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As incentives become routine installments in companies’ hiring strategies, the lack of workplace wellness programs is quickly becoming a deal-breaker. A workplace wellness program doesn’t have to be a complicated overhaul of your current business model—all you need to do is provide your employees with healthy options to facilitate their personal health and happiness.   […]
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Should You Consider an Employee Referral Policy?

June 23, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Your employees’ good word should, ideally, mean as much to you as an official application or referral, so why not implement an employee referral policy or program? Although traditional recruiting methods should make up the bulk of your hiring, you certainly have some incentive to consider using referral bonuses or rewards in exchange for your […]
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Leave Policies and the Law: Creating a Vacation Time Policy

June 9, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Aloha PTO! July is the most popular month for American workers to request vacation days off from work. Be prepared with a thorough and legal vacation time policy.   While it’s not federally-mandated, vacation time is a huge incentive for most employees. Without one, you run the risk of losing potential hires to other companies […]
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WEBINAR – Importance of Employee Handbooks

June 6, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll, Inc. and Alloy Silverstein announce our upcoming webinar session on the importance of employee handbooks for your small business.   Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016   Time: 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT   Register: Click Here     An employee handbook is a powerful tool to communicate your organization’s values. And […]
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Establishing a Pay or Salary Raise Budget for Your Business

June 1, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Whether you need to plan employee raises in order to comply with the new overtime rules, or if implementing annual salary increases is part of your company’s compensation package, the following will advise you to think strategically about these higher labor costs your business is expecting to incur.   After a year of successful business […]
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Department of Labor Finalizes New Overtime Rules

May 26, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Update to Salary Thresholds Are your employees meeting the requirements for minimum wage and overtime exemption? Find out about the new provisions for certain employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.     On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued a Final Rule on new proposed overtime standards. […]
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Employee Background Checks: Yes or No?

May 20, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As any business owner will tell you, employees are investments.   Similarly to a landlord’s tenants, your employees have the ability to represent your company, whether fairly or otherwise. For this reason, you may want to consider running a background check on potential new hires. If you’re unfamiliar with background checks, here is a straightforward […]
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6 Ways Extra HR Support Can Help Your Small Business

May 2, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Depending on a business’s size and budget constraints, an in-house Human Resources department may not always be realistic. However, having employees brings along typical HR issues that need to be addressed, including employment laws, benefits, employee retention, poster requirements, hiring, recruiting, and workforce relations. In addition, once you reach certain employee number thresholds, there are […]
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