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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

June 20, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is crucial for creating and maintaining a successful and enjoyable workplace. This has become an increasingly relevant topic in businesses everywhere and it is important to fully understand DEI to be sure to implement it correctly. What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are the programs, policies, […]
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Putting the “Human” in Human Resources

June 20, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In 2022, the hiring process is more about what a business can do for a potential candidate, versus the alternative. Employees expect a workplace that values their time and talent. Between the rise of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and favoring those lead with empathy, employees are looking for businesses that respect, understand, and appreciate […]
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How the Pandemic Reshaped Payroll Priorities

April 7, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Having just passed the two-year mark of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Abacus Payroll is reflecting on how payroll operations and priorities differ in 2022 compared to early 2020. Like so many business industries, payroll has faced pandemic-driven disruption that has led to both opportunities and challenges for small business owners.   Here are […]
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What You Should Know Before Terminating a Remote Employee

March 22, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Terminations involving remote employees function much the same as those in a physical worksite. But just like the virtual hiring process has its own nuances and considerations, there are some things to keep in mind when terminating a remote worker. 5 Things To Know Before Firing a Remote Employee: Know the State Laws If the […]
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Why 2022 is the Time to Update Your Employee Handbook

March 10, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Federal, state and local labor laws are changing constantly. Safety has taken center stage, remote and hybrid options are the norm, and diversity, equity and inclusion are essential. So much has changed in the past 24 months that it is difficult for businesses to keep up. However, doing so and keeping your employee handbook current […]
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Vaccine Mandate Halted Again: The Ups and Downs of the COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Test Rule for Large Employers

January 14, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Federal Vaccine Mandate Halted
As of January 13, the U.S. Supreme Court has halted the Biden Administration’s proposed vaccine-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that would have gone into effect in early 2022. Due to this development, most employers with more than 100 employees are no longer required to comply with the ETS mandate. While the Occupational Safety and Health […]
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Return and Earn: New Incentive for NJ Employers and New Hires

September 29, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
New Incentive for New Jersey Employers and Unemployed Residents Earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a new incentive with the NJEDA to help encourage more unemployed workers to transition back into the workforce. Eligible employees hired through the state Return and Earn program will receive a $500 bonus in their first paycheck. […]
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COVID-19 and Your Employees: Can You Require Vaccination?

April 27, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As of April 2021, many adult Americans are finally eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. To keep employees and customers safe, employers may be wondering: Can I require my employees to be vaccinated? It is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no answer. While it is a personal health issue, federal and state […]
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Preparing Your Workforce for an Outbreak Threat

March 10, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
While the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is officially an international pandemic, it’s slowly but surely making its way across the United States. It’s not yet a cause for panic, but it does call for some preparations to keep your company’s workflow running smoothly and your employees safe. Keep in mind that some of these […]
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Customizing HR to Best Fit Your Business

February 11, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If you’ve decided to outsource your business’ HR responsibilities, you may find yourself wondering which options are available—and which ones will work best for your business. Whether you are a small, medium, large or mostly virtual business, Abacus Payroll has some solutions for you. Here are a few different avenues you can take to be […]
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