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4 Consequences of Ignoring HR Issues

August 2, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
HR problems are simultaneously easy to overlook and devastating when left unchecked. As an employer, it can be all too easy to focus on larger, more obvious problems while your HR department’s concerns fall by the wayside; unfortunately, your company’s HR issues can turn into business-wide catastrophes when not properly addressed. Here are a few […]
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Toxic Employees & How to Handle Them

July 23, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
While a colloquially “toxic” employee has historically included anyone from the guy with garlic breath to borderline sociopaths, your average toxic employee is just a negative influence who ultimately detracts from your bottom line by decreasing morale and creating a hostile work environment. If you’re currently dealing with a toxic employee, here are a few […]
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Creating a Remote Work Team

July 5, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Telecommuting is one of the hottest commodities in modern business: companies offer the ability to work from home as an incentive or reward, productivity apps geared toward remote management are virtually unavoidable, and an unprecedented number of traditionally brick-and-mortar services have opted for the lower overhead which accompanies this phenomenon. If you’re interested in creating […]
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7 Questions for Your 2018 Mid-Year Payroll & HR Checkup

June 28, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Now that June is coming to an end, the first half of 2018 is in the rear view mirror. However, the remaining months will be a busy, bumpy ride if you don’t get your payroll and HR in-order for the rest of the year. New Jersey employers especially have several new labor law requirements that […]
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Equal Pay for Equal Work: New Jersey’s Gender Pay Gap Solution

June 25, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
New Jersey Equal Pay Act Signed Into Law. In addition to the state’s new Paid Sick Leave law, there’s another significant change coming to New Jersey’s employment law landscape: As of July 1, 2018, New Jersey businesses will be required to provide proof that women receive the same pay for work equal to that performed by […]
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Revisiting Pay Cards: What Are Your Legal Obligations?

June 14, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If you use pay cards to compensate your employees, you’re probably aware of your state’s regulations on the matter. As pay card implementation rises, however, so do the number of legal variables to consider. Here’s a breakdown on general pay card use and legislation. Pay Card Dos When implementing a pay card system, obtain written […]
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The Perfect Fit: HR and Your Business Size

June 5, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
How big does my business have to be before HR is a requirement? Human Resources, or HR, is an integral component in most large businesses—but what about smaller ones? If you’re here, you’re probably already wondering whether or not you should hire an HR professional. While HR isn’t always necessary for small businesses and startups, […]
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Summer Hiring and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

May 30, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
While summer can be a time for some businesses to relax a bit on the hiring front, there are seasonal industries where the need for additional employees picks up in the warmer months. From construction to tourism to agriculture and groundskeeping, if your business is expanding its team, bringing on additional help this summer, or […]
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Pay Cards in Agriculture

May 22, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
You’ve probably heard about standard businesses using pay cards as an alternative to traditional paper checks. If you own an agricultural business or work in a related setting, you might consider the benefits of implementing such a system for your business as well. Here are a few ways your agricultural business could benefit from using […]
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How New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law Affects You

May 8, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In May 2018, New Jersey became the tenth state to mandate paid sick leave, expanding earned paid time off to cover nearly 1.2 million employees within the private sector. As an employer in New Jersey, you’re probably aware of the major components of the bill signed by Governor Murphy, the short version being that paid […]
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