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Establishing a Pay or Salary Raise Budget for Your Business

June 1, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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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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Employee Background Checks: Yes or No?

May 20, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As any business owner will tell you, employees are investments.   Similarly to a landlord’s tenants, your employees have the ability to represent your company, whether fairly or otherwise. For this reason, you may want to consider running a background check on potential new hires. If you’re unfamiliar with background checks, here is a straightforward […]
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6 Ways Extra HR Support Can Help Your Small Business

May 2, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Depending on a business’s size and budget constraints, an in-house Human Resources department may not always be realistic. However, having employees brings along typical HR issues that need to be addressed, including employment laws, benefits, employee retention, poster requirements, hiring, recruiting, and workforce relations. In addition, once you reach certain employee number thresholds, there are […]
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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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Small Business Payroll: Compensation of Terminated Employees

September 22, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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If you’re a small business owner facing the decision to let an employee go, make sure you are aware of the proper way to handle their compensation, benefits, and other payroll matters.     The laws surrounding the compensation of terminated employees are tricky business. Laws vary widely between states, federal guidelines don’t exist in […]
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4 Benefits of Electronic Timekeeping

September 10, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Time clocks are a necessary evil in the world of effective business. They provide an incomplete answer to a complex issue: how do you accurately and efficiently track employees and their tasks without impeding their progress and costing yourself valuable time and money in the process?   Enter digital timekeeping software and apps. Based on […]
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Should I Allow My Employees to Work from Home?

September 4, 2015 | posted by Ren Cicalese III, CPA, MST
Payroll FAQ: Allowing employees to work from home
  Technology is changing the workplace. Twenty years ago, most small businesses required employees to commute to an office for an eight-hour workday. With advances such as cloud computing and high-speed internet, small businesses have more options. In fact, many small businesses are now permitting their employees to work from home via telecommuting.     […]
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Worker Classification for New Jersey Employers Now as Easy as A-B-C

July 8, 2015 | posted by Mike Engleman, CPA
New Jersey Employers: Familiarize yourself with the A-B-C criteria to avoid worker misclassification tax and payroll issues down the line.
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Independent Contractor or Employee?

December 1, 2014 | posted by Julie Strohlein, CPA
Employee or Independent Contractor
What are the differences between independent contractors and employees? Improperly classifying workers as independent contractors when they are actually employees can create a myriad of problems with various federal and state agencies. Employment taxes due to both the IRS and the state governments are a primary concern, but there may also be insurance or labor […]
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