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Be Alert to Unemployment Compensation Thieves

May 26, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
More than 40 million Americans filing unemployment claims since last March has given identity thieves a new avenue for taking your money – filing fraudulent unemployment compensation claims. What is unemployment compensation fraud? The identity thief poses as an unemployed worker filing for benefits by creating an online account with a state’s unemployment compensation insurance […]
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WEBINAR – Simplifying Seasonal Payroll

May 7, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll, Inc. and Alloy Silverstein announce our upcoming webinar on simplifying payroll for seasonal employers with tips for agricultural, shore, and seasonal businesses. Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Register: Click Here Simplifying Payroll for Seasonal Employers: Tips for Agricultural, Shore, and Seasonal Businesses Alloy Silverstein and Abacus Payroll are […]
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Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Apply Now for The Restaurant Revitalization Fund

April 30, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant Application for Small Food and Beverage Businesses
The following information is derived from our affiliate company, Alloy Silverstein. The American Rescue Plan Act set aside $28.6 billion in grants to aid struggling restaurants and other food and beverage businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Abacus Payroll’s affiliate CPA firm, Alloy Silverstein, can help restaurant business owners complete their application for best chances to […]
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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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When to Say Goodbye to Your Current Payroll Provider

April 22, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Payroll is a must-have for most businesses, but payroll providers are not one-size-fits-all. Whether payroll is an in-house function, or you elect to outsource your payroll, make sure your process is efficient and keeps you compliant with all FLSA, IRS, state, local, and other payroll tax laws. Take a look at your current outsourced vendor […]
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2021 FFCRA Updates for Employers and Employees

April 7, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Following the American Rescue Plan Act passed on March 11, 2021, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid sick leave tax credits have been expanded.   As an employer or an employee, here’s what you need to know about what is still available in 2021.   Background on Paid COVID-19 Leave and Employer Credits […]
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WEBINAR – Virtual Onboarding

March 3, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll, Inc. and Alloy Silverstein announce our upcoming webinar on the importance of successful virtual onboarding for your remote workforce featuring guest speaker John Baldino, MSHRD SPHR SHRM-SCP. Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM ET Register: Click Here     Virtual Onboarding: A Link, A Plan, A Heartbeat, and a Little Bit […]
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Available Tax Credits for Employers Voluntarily Extending Paid Leave

February 17, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
While we have entered a new year, the COVID-19 pandemic is still surging through the country. There are important changes to paid sick leave regarding the coronavirus that employers should know about. No Mandatory Extension of the FFCRA The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law in March of 2020. This law […]
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NJ Minimum Wage Updates for 2021

December 17, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Back in 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law and set in motion a 5-year plan to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Most businesses will increase from $11 to $12 per hour at the start of the year. As a small business employer, here’s what you need to know […]
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Tips for Successfully Hiring & Onboarding Virtually

July 15, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Even if your business is up and running as usual, you may not be willing to bring in multiple people into the office for interviewing. Many businesses are continuing to operate remotely for the foreseeable future.  Therefore, virtually hiring and onboarding is the “new normal” for most businesses. Here are some tips to help you […]
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