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Ghost of Commutes Present

11-16-2016
Jeff Petescia

Traffic. Again. It’s 8:16 am and I’m sitting at one of the many red lights along Route 206, staring at a stick figure family on the back windshield of the SUV in front of me and thinking about how great it would be to actually get coffee pumped into my system through an IV drip. … Continue reading Ghost of Commutes Present

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The Old Commute

11-07-2016
Jeff Petescia

Before we moved our office to Berkeley Heights, NJ, we were located in Jersey City. I’d like to take a minute to relive my old commute out loud for you… It is 8:25 am, and yes, that’s me in the driver’s seat of the beige Ford Focus about to take exit 14 off the NJ … Continue reading The Old Commute

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Millennials Meet the Real World

10-10-2016
Jeff Petescia

Hi, I’m Jeff.  I’m funny, but she’s a better writer. Hi, I’m Sabrina.  Yes, I am a better writer…and he’s not that funny. You’re entering the world of two young adults who have recently crossed that terrifyingly irreversible line from college life into the workforce.  Don’t get us wrong, we love our jobs here, but … Continue reading Millennials Meet the Real World

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PBJ Isn’t Peanut Butter & Jelly

09-29-2016
Ari Benet

If you clicked on this you’re either associated with a nursing home or the title grabbed your attention. Regardless, it doesn’t hurt to learn more about this important topic. What is PBJ? As I mentioned in the title, PBJ isn’t Peanut Butter & Jelly and isn’t as simple as it either. PBJ stands for Payroll-Based Journal … Continue reading PBJ Isn’t Peanut Butter & Jelly

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American Payroll Association Presents Citation of Merit

09-29-2016

On May 13, 2016  the American Payroll Association presented a Citation of Merit to one of our own, Yonina Shineweather, CPA for Outstanding Service on the Government Relations Task Force.  Yonina continues in the role of Senior Manager of R&D at Viventium. We are delighted with the recognition Yonina is so deserving of.  Yonina’s contribution to the advancement of the … Continue reading American Payroll Association Presents Citation of Merit

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Viventium ACA Client Interview

Bookkeeper and Payroll Administrator Rosa Collado, at Kidstown, shares her ACA experience with Viventium. Client: Kidstown Industry: Children’s Wear, Retail Locations: New York, New Jersey Viventium:  Rosa, what is your role in your company’s ACA process? Rosa:  I am the bookkeeper, and I also do payroll via online entry in Viventium.  I’m responsible for the ACA filings which Viventium … Continue reading Viventium ACA Client Interview

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Can an employee switch from either full or part time to variable?

09-29-2016
Malka Trump, CPA

Question: Can an employee switch from either full or part-time to variable? Answer: Yes, but restrictions apply and changes should be done with caution. Check out our reference chart below: Note: The following chart applies to changes made to an employee’s status during his or her initial measurement period. For changes, once an employee is … Continue reading Can an employee switch from either full or part time to variable?

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Home Care Workers Demand Full Pay for 24 Hour Shifts

A recent rise in suits brought by home care workers against employers for failure to pay full wage for 24-hour shifts should alert employers to review their pay policies, employment agreements, and union affiliation for compliance. In 2010, the New York Department of Labor published a letter stating that live-in home care workers can be paid 13 … Continue reading Home Care Workers Demand Full Pay for 24 Hour Shifts

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New Jersey-Pennsylvania Reciprocal Agreement on Thin Ice

The Christie Administration has taken steps toward ending the 39-year-old reciprocal agreement that New Jersey maintains with Pennsylvania.  Under the agreement, Pennsylvania residents who work in New Jersey are not subject to New Jersey withholding tax and pay income tax solely in their state of residence. Similarly, New Jersey residents working in Pennsylvania are not subject … Continue reading New Jersey-Pennsylvania Reciprocal Agreement on Thin Ice

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1095-Cs Are Here Again – And There’s Something New!

The IRS is gearing up for the 2016 ACA filing season. Drafts of the 2016 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C were released on July 7th, and the related draft instructions were released on August 1st. The 2016 1095-C forms are due to your employees by January 31, 2017. If filing on paper, they must be filed with … Continue reading 1095-Cs Are Here Again – And There’s Something New!

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