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Seasonal Employers and Foreign Student Workers

June 22, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If you are a seasonal employer, you are probably used to the difficult process of determining how much federal income tax to withhold from the wages paid to a nonresident alien employee working in the United States. Going through the following steps will help employers figure out this tedious tax calculation. Step 1: Determine W-4 […]
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Employee Handbook 101: Is Yours Up to Par?

September 28, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll Employee Handbooks
A comprehensive and well-written employee handbook can be the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your company from litigation claims, in addition to spelling out in positive terms your company’s policies to employees. Your employee handbook, though, doesn’t have to be as dull and redundant as some believe and if prepared properly can […]
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Establishing a Pay or Salary Raise Budget for Your Business

June 1, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
payroll success setting a pay raise budget
Whether you need to plan employee raises in order to comply with the new overtime rules, or if implementing annual salary increases is part of your company’s compensation package, the following will advise you to think strategically about these higher labor costs your business is expecting to incur.   After a year of successful business […]
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Wage Garnishments: What You Need to Know

October 12, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
What you need to know about Wage Garnishments
If you own a company or manage employees, chances are good that you’ve heard of wage garnishments. A wage garnishment is when a court order authorizes an entity to hold a certain percentage of an employee’s paycheck. An organization or individual to whom the employee owes a debt then receives that portion. Essentially, the idea […]
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What Your Small Business Needs to Know about Hiring an Intern

August 26, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll Paying Interns
As a small business owner, labor costs likely account for one of the largest portions of your profit, so finding ways to get around that investment always sounds appealing. Does hiring an unpaid intern seem like a great way to do just that? The problem is, without meeting the qualifications the Fair Labor Standards Act […]
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3 Areas to Assess in a Midyear Payroll Review

July 15, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
It’s hard to believe we are already more than halfway through 2015. While June and July can be slower months for business, it’s an opportune time to assess your company’s processes and perform a midyear payroll review. Following are three actions a business owner, HR specialist, or payroll processor should assess before any problems build […]
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