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What to Know About the New I-9 Form

May 12, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As of May 1, 2020, all employers must use the new I-9 form to verify employment in the United States. I-9 forms are to be filled out by employers for any and all employees for identification and authorization of employment status.  Both the employer and employee are required to fill out the form I-9.   […]
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Back to Work: Post-Pandemic Procedures

May 11, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Returning to the workplace after the quarantine is exciting, stressful, and uncertain. While there are many reactions to reopening and vital phases to return to normalcy, the most important aspect is safety.  Here are some considerations for planning to reopen your business post-pandemic.   Phases to Opening An important part of reopening after being shut […]
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The CARES Act: Payroll Relief

March 27, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
What employers need to know. On March 27, 2020 President Trump signed into law  the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act is a stimulus bill featuring over $2 trillion in measures designed to make a significant impact on the economy and bring relief to individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19 or […]
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Coronavirus: New Paid Leaves and Employer Payroll Tax Credits

March 23, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law.   The Act provides taxpayers a range of benefits including paid sick leave, expanded family and medical leave coverage, updates to unemployment insurance, increased Medicaid funding, free coronavirus testing, and new employer tax credits to help business fund these […]
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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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New Form W-4 Creates More Questions

February 20, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
With the major Form W-4 overhaul for 2020, you may field questions from your employees concerning their federal paycheck tax withholdings. While it’s not your responsibility to provide tax advice to your employees, it’s good to be prepared to help answer common questions about the new IRS form. Here is a summary of the W-4 […]
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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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New Penalties for Worker Misclassification in New Jersey

January 23, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
News Alert New Misclassification Crackdown
Classify correctly or pay up. New Jersey Governor Murphy signed a package of bills into law this week in an effort to hinder the growing trend of worker misclassification in the state of New Jersey. While you may not find yourself in the percentage of employers who are purposefully misclassifying as a way to avoid […]
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Upcoming Small Business Filing Deadline You Don’t Want to Miss

January 21, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Form W-2s and most 1099-MISCs are Due Jan. 31 If you own your own business or have a side business in addition to your regular job, you may need to send out several IRS forms by Jan. 31 this year. The deadline is for forms you issue to employees and others who were paid as […]
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What NJ Employers Need to Know About Employee Salaries in 2020

January 20, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As a business owner, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees is nothing new. However, new state legislation may very well impact your hiring process—and the penalties of not abiding are costly. In an effort to strengthen equal pay protections for Garden State workers, two bills have gone into effect: 2018’s New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act […]
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