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Taking Your Company from Pet-Empty to Pet-Friendly

August 27, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
A big company perk can be a pet-friendly atmosphere. Continue reading to find out what you need to consider before allowing Fido and friends in the workplace.   An increasing number of companies throughout the country are expanding their on-site policies to include pet initiatives, and the reason for doing so is surprisingly simple: pet-friendly […]
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4 Consequences of Ignoring HR Issues

August 2, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
HR problems are simultaneously easy to overlook and devastating when left unchecked. As an employer, it can be all too easy to focus on larger, more obvious problems while your HR department’s concerns fall by the wayside; unfortunately, your company’s HR issues can turn into business-wide catastrophes when not properly addressed. Here are a few […]
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The Perfect Fit: HR and Your Business Size

June 5, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
How big does my business have to be before HR is a requirement? Human Resources, or HR, is an integral component in most large businesses—but what about smaller ones? If you’re here, you’re probably already wondering whether or not you should hire an HR professional. While HR isn’t always necessary for small businesses and startups, […]
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How New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law Affects You

May 8, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In May 2018, New Jersey became the tenth state to mandate paid sick leave, expanding earned paid time off to cover nearly 1.2 million employees within the private sector. As an employer in New Jersey, you’re probably aware of the major components of the bill signed by Governor Murphy, the short version being that paid […]
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Gifts, Employees, and the IRS

April 25, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Whether or not employers should give gifts to their employees is an oft-debated topic. The ethical side of office gift-giving is up to you, but whatever you decide must also take into account IRS regulations for taxing gifts. Here are a few things you should know about handling gifts for employees, as well as a […]
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Cyberbullying in the Workplace

April 23, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Cyberbullying is one of the most potent forms of modern-day harassment, and it isn’t likely to go away any time soon. You can’t truly control your employees’ interactions with others online, but establishing a strict and thorough policy regarding online conduct will help cut down on workplace drama and improve employee wellbeing. Here are a […]
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Tips for Managing Your Agricultural Organization’s Workforce

March 6, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
From a payroll perspective, agriculture is a deceptively tricky field to master. To help you avoid fees, fatalities, and faux pas, here is a general guide on what you need to do to ensure that your workforce is safe and compliant.   Know the Age Limit Each state has its own definition of how old […]
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How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects You as an Employer

March 1, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
It’s no secret that a number of complications accompany tax reform, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is no different. While plenty of the act’s provisions pertain to your employees, there are a few crucial employer-focused aspects as well, meaning that things ranging from possible deductions to company policy may have to change. If […]
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Addressing Mental Health Days and Paid Time Off

December 18, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As Americans, we aren’t exactly renowned for our reasonable work weeks, maternity leave, or paid time off. Counterintuitively, this can lead to severely decreased productivity as well as stress symptoms and outright breakdowns. Instead of dismissing time off for mental recuperation as a scheme to get out of work, consider instead the following tips for […]
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Must-Do End-of-Year HR Tasks for Small Business Owners

December 13, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The end of the year is upon us and with it comes a slew of preparations to make the next one a little more doable. Small business owners in particular have a seemingly insurmountable amount of HR tasks to complete; we know you’re busy, so here’s an end-of-the-year checklist to ensure you meet all of […]
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