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When to Say Goodbye to Your Current Payroll Provider

April 22, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Payroll is a must-have for most businesses, but payroll providers are not one-size-fits-all. Whether payroll is an in-house function, or you elect to outsource your payroll, make sure your process is efficient and keeps you compliant with all FLSA, IRS, state, local, and other payroll tax laws. Take a look at your current outsourced vendor […]
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Payroll: Starting the Year Off Right

December 20, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The beginning of the year is both a welcome refresh from the previous year’s events and a stressful reminder that you have to start many of your in-house processes from scratch again. While calibrating your payroll for the coming year probably isn’t something you’re looking forward to, starting your year with an optimal payroll setup […]
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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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5 Ways to Improve Your Payroll Automation

May 1, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Payroll automation is one of those things that, once fully implemented, makes both your life and the lives of your employees substantially less complicated; however, making the transition from traditional payroll to an automated system is anything but simple, and even largely automated businesses could stand to make a few adjustments. Whether you’ve fully switched […]
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Time to Prepare Third Quarter Payroll Reports

October 22, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Don’t forget ‐ October is the month for preparing third-quarter 2018 payroll reports. As you begin gathering the information you’ll send to federal, state and local governments, check your compliance in these four key areas:   Wages. Federal and state laws spell out your responsibilities for meeting minimum wage and overtime pay, as well as […]
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How to Successfully Rehire a Former Employee

August 31, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
At some point in your career, you may have the opportunity to hire a former employee, whether to reprise their former role or fill a new opening. While rehiring has a few glaring theoretical disadvantages, it’s actually a fairly economical way to get your team back up to speed—provided you go about the process correctly. […]
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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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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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Revisiting Pay Cards: What Are Your Legal Obligations?

June 14, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If you use pay cards to compensate your employees, you’re probably aware of your state’s regulations on the matter. As pay card implementation rises, however, so do the number of legal variables to consider. Here’s a breakdown on general pay card use and legislation. Pay Card Dos When implementing a pay card system, obtain written […]
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Counting on Abacus to pay 160 staff across multiple states

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Established in 1985, the law firm of Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers LLP specializes in personal injury defense. Accounting supervisor Janet Mintzer helps run the successful firm and relies on Abacus Payroll, Inc. to tackle a very complex payroll with 160 full-time attorneys and staff in nine offices, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Florida, and West Virginia. That sort of growth makes for a complicated payroll, and outsourcing makes good business sense.
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