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Small Business Payroll Guide

From Healthcare reform and technology developments to HR issues facing small businesses just like yours , let us keep you up-to-date on all things payroll.

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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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5 Cannabis Payroll Mistakes to Avoid

April 17, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Trying to navigate proper payroll techniques for your cannabis business or dispensary? Dependable payroll impacts your employee morale and is a reflection of the financial stability of your organization. When payroll goes wrong, it puts you in the ire of the IRS and DOL, hurts your reputation, and creates a lack of trust with your workers. With […]
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Get 100% From Part-Time Employees

April 17, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In this tight job market, it can be difficult to find skilled candidates to help your business. Because of this, many small businesses are being forced to be creative by hiring part-time employees to meet their needs. The hope is that because part-timers typically look for jobs that require fewer hours, you can often find […]
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6 Key Factors When Looking for a Reliable Cannabis Payroll Provider

April 13, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Are you a cannabis business that is tired of being dropped by your payroll provider and is looking for someone who is reliable? Finding the right fit for your business can be a challenge. You don’t want to feel left behind or neglected, especially when it comes to paying your employees on time and correctly. […]
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Overcoming Cannabis Payroll and HR Challenges

April 12, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As of 2023, adult recreational use of cannabis is legal in 21 states and Washington D.C., building on massive growth from the business and employee perspective. Despite this growth and being such a hot industry, there are unique challenges to business operations that these companies are facing. Traditional business providers such as banks, payroll processors, […]
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New Jersey Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights

April 6, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In February 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the state’s “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights” into law. This bill protects the rights of temporary workers and ensures that they are treated fairly. The first of its kind in the nation, this new measure applies only to third-party temporary workers and their agencies and does […]
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Seasonal Employers and Foreign Student Workers

April 4, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Recently updated for 2023 If you are a seasonal employer, you are probably used to the difficult process of determining how much federal income tax to withhold from the wages paid to a nonresident alien employee working in the United States. Going through the following steps will help employers figure out this tedious tax calculation. […]
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