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Small Business Payroll Guide

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Form I-9 and NJ Unemployment Reporting Updates

August 21, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
There are a few new forms and reporting requirements employers need to be aware of when ensuring federal and state compliance. New Form I-9 A new Form I-9 (Rev. 08/01/23) is available for employers to use on or after August 1, 2023 and can be found on the USCIS website. Employers can also order paper […]
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Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Happy

August 18, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Traditionally, employers have relied on giving employees raises as a way to retain their staff and reward them for being hard-working and loyal. Raises can get expensive, and there is often an upper limit for what you can offer when it comes to increasing salaries and wages. Keeping your employees happy makes business sense. You […]
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5 Ways Outsourcing Payroll Can Help You

August 10, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
When you start a business, you’re typically your only employee and payroll is about as simple as it gets. But as you grow, you hopefully find yourself in the position of needing to take on more employees. Before you know it, what was once a very straightforward task becomes a giant undertaking that’s sucking up […]
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Finding the Right Talent for Your Business

July 24, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As a business owner, you know that the right people are crucial to your company’s success. The best employees can help you achieve your business goals, improve your productivity, and drive growth. But finding the people best suited to your team can be daunting, and sometimes it’s easy to hire someone who seems okay, rather […]
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Unlocking the Potential of Remote Teams: Things to Consider When Your Staff is Spread Out

July 24, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As a small business owner, you may be considering enabling a remote work environment. With the rise of technology and the pandemic shifting the way we work, managing a remote team has become a popular option for business owners looking for new and unique ways to grow their business.  However, there are both benefits and […]
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6 Questions to Answer in a Mid-Year Payroll Check-Up

June 19, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Halftime in sports is a time to pause, regroup, and consider how the team can improve.  Likewise, a middle of the year review of your payroll and HR processes can be equally beneficial. As an employer, invest time this summer in an internal audit of your records and procedures which will allow you to correct […]
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The 8 R’s of Form I-9 Compliance

June 1, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
U.S. employers of all sizes are only permitted to hire employees who are legally permitted to work in the United States. To enforce compliance with this federal law, employers must complete a Form I-9, or Employment Eligibility Verification, to verify the identity and employment authorization for each new hire. Introduced in the Immigration Reform and […]
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What Employers Need to Know About Generative AI

May 23, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
To embrace AI or not: that is the top question in 2023 for employers and entrepreneurs alike. While tools such as ChatGPT can be fast, efficient, and game-changing for many industries, businesses should still take pause to consider all of the risks involved. What is Generative AI? Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an algorithm that […]
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Working Papers for Teens Now Digital in New Jersey

May 15, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As of June 1, 2023, working papers for teens in New Jersey will be available in digital format. This new online process will help streamline the way that teens apply for and receive the required paperwork for working their first job. This online application and more information will be available at What Employers Need […]
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Timekeeping for Seasonal Businesses

April 24, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Seasonal employee timekeeping made easy:  To keep up with fluctuating and additional workloads, seasonal businesses recruit seasonal employees to fill temporary positions within the company.  Even though these workers are not employed year-round, employers still have to follow FLSA, wage laws, and timekeeping requirements as they manage their workforce during another busy season. One solution […]
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