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Hiring & Firing: What You Need to Know

July 11, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
With a growing small business comes managing employees.  You’ll quickly learn that the process of recruiting, hiring, training, and potentially terminating can be exhausting. You also are under pressure to follow labor laws precisely to keep your business compliant when it comes to state and federal regulations. While it is time consuming, it is important […]
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Creating and Developing Company Culture

July 11, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
When running a business, there are many important factors. From the day to day tasks to creating an inclusive environment, everything must work cohesively to have an efficient and profitable workplace. While having an organized and productive daily routine and system can allow your business to appear successful in tasks, creating a company culture that […]
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NJ Law Update for Hours Worked by Teen Workers

July 8, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
NJ Law Update for Hours Worked by Teen Workers Social Post
As people flock to the shore and other tourist attractions this summer, the staff shortage has become increasingly noticeable. New Jersey is taking steps to help alleviate some employment issues for seasonal small business owners. New Labor Law Limits for Minors This past Tuesday, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed a bipartisan bill into law that […]
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The Secret to Great Customer Service: A Team Approach

July 6, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The Secret to Great Customer Service via a Team Approach is Communication, Training, and Good Managment
Great customer service leads to repeat sales and referrals, which lead to higher revenues and profits. The secret to delivering consistently great customer service is to involve your entire company, not just the customer service team. Any sales staff knows this well. Their results are directly affected by customer perceptions. Other employees, such as those […]
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Philadelphia City Wage Update as of July 1

June 30, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As inflation continues to sweep the country causing prices to rise, one cost that is about to drop is Philadelphia’s city wage tax. Effective July 1, the city wage tax rate is set to drop 0.05% for resident workers. Council and Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration also agreed to cut the net income portion of the […]
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Protect Your Bank Account from Hackers

June 23, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that cybercriminals are coming up with new and creative ways to hack businesses and individuals. In today’s digital age, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the current scam trends and how you can protect your financial accounts. Not only do you need to […]
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

June 20, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Team working together to solve a puzzle
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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Are Interns Eligible for Health Insurance Benefits?

June 15, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Interns Group Health Insurance
Summer is in full swing, and for some businesses, that may mean there’s a summer intern or two on staff for the season. Internships are a great way to introduce new people to the industry, bring a fresh perspective to your business, and receive work in exchange for lower pay rates than a typical full-time […]
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Cannabis in the Workplace

June 7, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
To test or not to test? With the recent legalization of marijuana in New Jersey, it is important to be aware of how this may affect your employees and workforce. Traditional policies regarding drug testing and Zero Tolerance need to be examined to ensure that employers are not discriminating against patients who are using marijuana […]
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