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Marijuana and Your Workplace: Developing an Effective Cannabis Policy

October 3, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In the era of decriminalized marijuana, you may find yourself struggling to keep a drug-free workplace while accommodating recreational or medical users. While your first instinct may be to initiate consistent drug tests, the truth of the matter is that vigilance and clear policy are more effective in the long run. Here are a few […]
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Avoiding Labor Poster Fees

September 26, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If you own a company of any size, you’re probably familiar with labor posters. Labor posters—those placards with information about employees’ rights—are unsightly but mandatory wall décor for every workplace, and the penalties for not putting them up are stiff. Here’s what you need to know to avoid labor poster-based fees in 2018. Risk and […]
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The Flu and You: Keeping the Flu Out of Your Workplace

September 24, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Flu season, which can extend until May, is no laughing matter; it’s not uncommon to lose several employees for a week or more at a time, and even one in-house instance of sickness can spell doom for the rest of the office. Fortunately, there are several measures that you can take to prevent the flu […]
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How to Successfully Rehire a Former Employee

August 31, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
At some point in your career, you may have the opportunity to hire a former employee, whether to reprise their former role or fill a new opening. While rehiring has a few glaring theoretical disadvantages, it’s actually a fairly economical way to get your team back up to speed—provided you go about the process correctly. […]
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Taking Your Company from Pet-Empty to Pet-Friendly

August 27, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
A big company perk can be a pet-friendly atmosphere. Continue reading to find out what you need to consider before allowing Fido and friends in the workplace.   An increasing number of companies throughout the country are expanding their on-site policies to include pet initiatives, and the reason for doing so is surprisingly simple: pet-friendly […]
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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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