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Considering Employee Raises? Review These Ideas

December 16, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Deciding how to administer employee raises can perplex even the most seasoned managers. How often should raises be given? Should they be given across the board to all workers? If staff turnover is increasing, can you turn back the tide by granting raises to the most productive workers? There’s a lot to consider. As you […]
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Make Setting Salaries Easier With These 5 Steps

August 8, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Whether you are hiring for the first time, filling an open position, or conducting annual performance reviews, finding a salary range that attracts and retains valued employees can be a difficult task. Here are some suggestions to help make the process a bit easier for you and your company: 1. Know what your business can […]
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Payroll Basics: FAQs for Getting Started with Payroll for Your Business

July 11, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Happy employees are employees who are accurately paid on time each pay day. That’s one area of running a business where no one likes surprises. However, navigating payroll setup for a new business can get overwhelming quickly if you’re not organized or partnered with an outsourced payroll specialist. Following is a comprehensive list of frequently-asked-questions […]
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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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100 Percent Commissions in Your Business

January 31, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Commission work is still widely questioned from an ethical standpoint, and employing workers on a 100 percent commissions basis carries a heavy stigma. Here’s what you need to know to keep your commission-based business compliant, ethical, and successful. Defining Commissions Before you delve into your payroll, make sure that your business fits the parameters of […]
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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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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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Paying Employees for Travel: What’s Required by Law

March 29, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Employee Travel What to Legally Pay For
While the line separating work-related expenses and personal expenses can be blurry, delineating between paid and non-paid travel time is its own payroll nightmare. Here are some examples of what does—and what doesn’t—constitute paid travel according to law. Commuting vs. Travelling The first thing you need to understand is the difference between “commute time” and […]
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Do I Have to Pay My Employees Travel Time? What the Law Requires

June 30, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Employee Travel Payroll Concerns
While the line separating work-related expenses and personal expenses can be blurry, delineating between paid and non-paid travel time is its own payroll nightmare. Here are some examples of what does—and what doesn’t—constitute paid travel according to law.   Commuting vs. Travelling The first thing you need to understand is the difference between “commute time” […]
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Preparing Your Business for a Minimum Wage Hike

November 8, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll Preparing for Minimum wage increases
Labor is an employer’s greatest expense, so when a proposal to raise minimum wage comes up, it can be very stressful. Fortunately, the end ramifications of a minimum wage increase aren’t as severe as you might think—and there are plenty of steps you can take to ensure your company is ready for the change. Here […]
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