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Return and Earn: New Incentive for NJ Employers and New Hires

September 29, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
New Incentive for New Jersey Employers and Unemployed Residents Earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a new incentive with the NJEDA to help encourage more unemployed workers to transition back into the workforce. Eligible employees hired through the state Return and Earn program will receive a $500 bonus in their first paycheck. […]
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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 Pennsylvania Payroll Tax Rates

December 17, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll and Alloy Silverstein present  an updated summary of all changes to Pennsylvania payroll tax rates in 2020. We keep this page updated, but if you’d like to be alerted to more changes to Pennsylvania Payroll Tax rates in future, you can subscribe to our Payroll Tax Alert Service. If you’d like help with […]
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Wage Theft Act Enacted in New Jersey

September 23, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
On August 6, 2019, the New Jersey Acting Governor, Sheila Oliver, signed into law the New Jersey Wage Theft Act (the “Act”), which modifies New Jersey’s existing wage and hour laws to protect employees from unfair pay practices. The Act is one of the strongest anti-theft protection laws in the U.S. and has gone into […]
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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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New Jersey Retirement Plan: State-Mandated or In-House?

August 1, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The state of New Jersey recently implemented a mandatory retirement fund for small business employees, becoming the ninth state to do so. While the plan is employer-friendly insofar as employers don’t have to contribute to it out-of-pocket, there are still some considerations and incentives for using your own in-house 401(k) plan to help your employees […]
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Family Leave Expansion for New Jersey Employees

July 1, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The FMLA is always a hot area to debate, and it’s normal to see legislature slightly expanding—or restricting—this vital component of workers’ rights. However, the Family Leave Act (FLA) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) bills signed in New Jersey will drastically expand the parameters of past FMLA regulations, meaning you’ll have to be ready to […]
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Did You Receive a NJ Assessment Notice? Here’s What You Need to Know

June 24, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
New Jersey employers: Have you received your annual assessment notice this year? Each year the New Jersey Department of Labor distributes assessment notices to New Jersey Employers to supplement fund programs that are not covered by contributions from payroll taxes. Do not be alarmed when receiving this notice. It is not a penalty of any type, […]
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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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