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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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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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2020’s HR Landscape for New Jersey Employers

September 19, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The coming year is set to usher in quite a few large-scale changes for businesses of all sizes in New Jersey, so starting your preparations now will help keep your workplace compliant and employee-friendly. Here is a round-up of the main things for which you’ll want to update your HR section come 2020.   New […]
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Updating Your Employer Handbook for 2019

May 31, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Your employee handbook should be a go-to compendium of resources to help both you and your employees keep your workplace compliant and employee-friendly. Unfortunately, it can be all too easy for you to let your employee handbook’s contents go without an update for long enough that it no longer mentions relevant criteria, thus landing you […]
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New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $15 an Hour

February 1, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
On January 31, 2019, New Jersey State Legislature approved legislature proposed by Governor Phil Murphy and state leaders earlier in the month to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. While the Governor is expected to sign the bill into law on Monday, February 4, employers will have some time to prepare and adjust […]
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HR Alert: DOL’s New Internship Guidelines

November 1, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Internships provide efficient ways to groom potential employees for your firm without the hefty onboarding training—and, in many cases, salary—which accompanies an actual employee. Unfortunately, some employers violate the extent to which an unpaid intern can remain unpaid, often without even know what the limitations are. For this reason, the DOL created a test earlier […]
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Avoiding Labor Poster Fees

September 26, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If you own a company of any size, you’re probably familiar with labor posters. Labor posters—those placards with information about employees’ rights—are unsightly but mandatory wall décor for every workplace, and the penalties for not putting them up are stiff. Here’s what you need to know to avoid labor poster-based fees in 2018. Risk and […]
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7 Questions for Your 2018 Mid-Year Payroll & HR Checkup

June 28, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Now that June is coming to an end, the first half of 2018 is in the rear view mirror. However, the remaining months will be a busy, bumpy ride if you don’t get your payroll and HR in-order for the rest of the year. New Jersey employers especially have several new labor law requirements that […]
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Equal Pay for Equal Work: New Jersey’s Gender Pay Gap Solution

June 25, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
New Jersey Equal Pay Act Signed Into Law. In addition to the state’s new Paid Sick Leave law, there’s another significant change coming to New Jersey’s employment law landscape: As of July 1, 2018, New Jersey businesses will be required to provide proof that women receive the same pay for work equal to that performed by […]
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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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