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Wage Garnishments: What You Need to Know

October 12, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
What you need to know about Wage Garnishments
If you own a company or manage employees, chances are good that you’ve heard of wage garnishments. A wage garnishment is when a court order authorizes an entity to hold a certain percentage of an employee’s paycheck. An organization or individual to whom the employee owes a debt then receives that portion. Essentially, the idea […]
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Can I Use Spanish I-9 Forms When Managing My Farm’s Payroll?

August 6, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
I9 Payroll Forms Farms Spanish
Though many websites offer downloadable or online I-9 forms in Spanish as well as in English, the IRS only validates the Spanish version of the form for Puerto Rican citizens, and the IRS requires the English version of the forms from residents of any other U.S. state or territory. Unfortunately, many farm owners make the […]
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How to Know if the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Applies to Your Business

July 27, 2015 | posted by Christopher Cicalese, CPA
As your small business ramps up and you hire more employees, you may be subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which designates rules regarding minimum wage, child labor, overtime pay, employee leave, and more. While you don’t want to be a tyrant of an employer who demands unrealistic hours for less-than-standard pay, it […]
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