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WEBINAR – Simplifying Seasonal Payroll

May 7, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll, Inc. and Alloy Silverstein announce our upcoming webinar on simplifying payroll for seasonal employers with tips for agricultural, shore, and seasonal businesses. Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Register: Click Here Simplifying Payroll for Seasonal Employers: Tips for Agricultural, Shore, and Seasonal Businesses Alloy Silverstein and Abacus Payroll are […]
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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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5 Reasons Your Franchise Should Outsource Payroll

November 25, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Payroll is a great candidate for outsourcing due to its often-complex nature and the consequences that accompany easy-to-make errors. While hiring a third party to handle your company’s payroll services usually sounds like a solution reserved for small businesses, a business—or franchise—of any size can benefit from one less thing to keep track of. Here […]
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Restaurant Payroll: Tips on Reporting Tips

September 9, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If you are like millions of taxpayers in the hospitality and service industries, you may receive tips. The tax code is clear; if you receive tips you must report them as income. Some employers have systems to make this easy, while others do not. It is important to stay organized and keep proper recordkeeping of […]
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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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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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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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4 Payroll Challenges for Seasonal Businesses

October 18, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Hiring any employee is an involved process, but taking on a short-term employee comes with its own set of complications. Whether you’re thinking about starting a seasonal business or you’re gearing up for this year’s madness, finding people to fill your positions is only one of the issues you’ll face. Here are a few ways […]
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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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Pay Cards in Agriculture

May 22, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
You’ve probably heard about standard businesses using pay cards as an alternative to traditional paper checks. If you own an agricultural business or work in a related setting, you might consider the benefits of implementing such a system for your business as well. Here are a few ways your agricultural business could benefit from using […]
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