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8 Areas to Evaluate in Your Employee Handbook for 2023

January 23, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Looking at the state of the workforce today in 2023, so much has changed and evolved in the past three years. Has your small business’s Employee Handbook evolved with the times? There have been both major and minor updates to labor and employment laws at both the state and federal levels. To consistently enforce policies, […]
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Wearable Devices at Work: Are Smartwatches Part of a Company’s Cell Phone Policy?

January 16, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Did you receive a smartwatch during the holidays this year? While they are a fun tech gift to most, for others they may raise issues and impact the safety procedures and cell phone policies at their business. Depending on the company’s industry, smartwatches can actually cause complications when it comes to the traditional cell phone […]
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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA): What Small Businesses Need to Know

January 12, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In late December 2022, President Biden signed a new spending bill into law which included the newly founded Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) Act measures to federally protect pregnant workers and nursing mothers in the workplace. As the owner of a business, stay up-to-date on these new protections to […]
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Setting Salaries for Remote Workers

October 21, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
handing money salary payment of remote employees
The pandemic brought about many changes to how the traditional workplace has always functioned. Early in 2020, many office workers had to make an abrupt switch to remote to protect themselves, their families, and their co-workers. Once employees made this initial change, a lot of businesses and their workers appreciated the benefits and appeal of […]
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How Seasonal Employees Can Benefit Your Business

October 18, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
When it comes to hiring seasonal employees, business owners tend to fall into two groups. Some look forward to hiring temporary workers, knowing that the need for seasonal workers reflects a business season. Some feel that it’s a necessary evil to get through times where the workload is heavy and the permanent workforce is lean. […]
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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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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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Benefits for Your Employees and Your Business

August 23, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
When you hear “employee benefits,” you probably think of things like 401(k)s and Paid Time Off; things that benefit employees in a business. However, employee benefits actually benefit the business and the employer too. Here are some possible employee benefits and offering them effectively can simultaneously benefit your business. Common Employee Benefits Traditional or Roth […]
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Employee Management Basics: FAQS for Hiring, Training, and Letting Employees Go

August 17, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Human Resources is at the core of your business’s health and happiness. One of the most important elements of HR is handling the coming and going of your workforce. Ensuring a smooth hiring and onboarding process is the best way to find success in your business. However, the responsibility of HR does not end there. […]
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