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Small Business Payroll Guide

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NJ Minimum Wage Increase Adjusted for 2023

September 20, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Most New Jersey business owners are already aware that employers have been on a trajectory towards a $15.00 an hour minimum wage rate, with a $1.00 increase scheduled for each January 1st. On September 20, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Labor announced that the minimum wage rate scheduled to go into effect for January […]
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Small Business Payroll Tips

September 20, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
small business payroll tips
There are many key aspects to running an effective and growing small business. For example, if you have employees, ensuring that they are paid properly and on time is a crucial part of a well-run business. Unpaid employees are unhappy employees. Here are some small business payroll tips to help you efficiently manage payroll for […]
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NJ Clarifies Cannabis and Anti-Discrimination Workplace Regulations for Employers

September 13, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
On September 9, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission announced an update to help provide guidance to employers regarding regulations of marijuana use in the workplace. While an employee cannot be fired for testing positive for weed, employers have the right to maintain a drug-free workplace and to let go of someone if they have proven […]
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9 Tips if You’re Currently Struggling to Hire for Your Small Business

September 12, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll recently hosted a webinar on HR headaches and the top pain point in 2022 for small businesses has proven to be recruiting and hiring talent. Many of these challenges have been spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, so employers need to evaluate their current hiring practices and see if improvements are needed. While we […]
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Celebrating National Payroll Week 2022

September 8, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
National Payroll Week 2022 Hosted by the American Payroll Association, National Payroll Week (NPW) is an annual highlight of America’s employees and the payroll professionals who pay them. Marked by Labor Day each year, this year’s NPW is being celebrated September 5-9, 2022. While it may seem like direct deposit payments magically appear in your […]
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New Jersey Expands Anti-Discrimination and Family Leave Notice Requirements

September 2, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
New Jersey now requires employers to provide annual notice to employees regarding their rights under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). These notices must be completed by December 31, 2022 and continued annually moving forward. New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination prohibits […]
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5 Common HR Headaches for Small Businesses: Webinar Recap

August 31, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Throughout this past month, Abacus Payroll has been highlighting the benefits of outsourcing Human Resources for you and your small business. From a variety of resources on our website to the HR Help Center to the free 5 Common HR Headaches for Small Businesses webinar, Abacus Payroll has everything you need to know about outsourcing […]
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Defining ‘Quiet Quitting’ and What Employers Need to Know

August 30, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
First there was the work-from-home revolution that turned into the Request for Time Off push back. Then the “Great Resignation” took off which is proving to be the Great Regret for many of those who jumped ship. Now, the newest viral “term” to take off in the world of employment is Quiet Quitting. While it […]
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How HR Can Help Remote Employees

August 29, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Thanks to the early days of the pandemic, remote work seemingly became an overnight phenomenon. While some companies have opted to return workers to the office, others are continuing remote operations or are embracing a hybrid model. While great for some, this new style of work comes with its fair share of challenges for both […]
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Signs You Should Outsource Human Resources

August 24, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Are you running a small business with a Human Resources department that tends to fall to the back burner in terms of priorities? Or unsure if this is the case? Here are some signs you should keep an eye out for and why they may mean it is time to outsource human resources. Signs You […]
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