Employee Withholding Can be a Minefield for the Unprepared

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As multi-state employers are well aware, the vast majority of states have personal income tax and require withholding state taxes from employee wages as a part of the employer’s payroll/tax responsibilities.  In addition, there are many localities that require local withholding as well.  Employers need to be aware of specific requirements and terminology relating to [Read More...]

Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin – E-Verify Enhancements Implemented

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The latest Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin, ”E-Verify Enhancements Implemented,” outlines some of the enhancements E-Verify made that were designed to make the overall process more efficient and easier to use. The enhancements implemented in June included: Duplicate case alert feature Prompt to update or validate user phone numbers and email addresses upon expiration of passwords Further [Read More...]

Equifax Labor & Employment Compliance Bulletin – Section 503 Self-Identification Form

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The latest Equifax Labor & Employment Compliance Bulletin, Reminder: New Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Regulations Require Employee Survey, outlines some of the Office of Federal Compliance Contract Programs (OFCCP) final regulations that are now in effect. As part of the data collection that is required employers must provide employee’s the opportunity to self-identify. Employers must [Read More...]

Drivers’ Licenses and Undocumented Workers

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With the added impetus on I-9 worksite enforcement over the past several years, employers have been held increasingly accountable for fulfilling their responsibilities with regard to the Form I-9. Now it seems that ICE has added to those responsibilities as they pertain to state drivers’ licenses…more specifically to those states that allow undocumented residents to [Read More...]

OIG Issues Findings of ICE Inspection Process Investigation

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OIG issues findings of ICE inspection On February 14, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued the findings of their recently concluded audit of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administrative inspection process. The administration inspection process refers to what employers would consider the typical ICE employer workplace audit. The investigation came to some [Read More...]

Office of Special Counsel Developing Form I-9 Self-Audit Guidance

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In a November, 2013 meeting with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) was asked about their Form I-9 Self-Audit Guidance which has been in the works for some time. AILA posted the minutes of their meeting on February 26th, and numerous interesting topics are highlighted. Specifically, AILA inquired as [Read More...]

Get to Know E-Verify Version 25.2

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Equifax Workforce Solutions has upgraded to E-Verify Version 25.2.  As referenced in the February 6, 2014 blog post, E-Verify Version 25.2 to be Implemented, the implementation includes important updates to the Tentative Non-Confirmation (TNC) including: TNC Notice and Referral Letter is replaced by the Further Action Notice (FAN) Referral Date Confirmation (RDC) is a new document employees [Read More...]

EEOC Releases FY 2013 Data

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  Employers take heed…the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released their FY 2013 data on February 5th. While charges themselves were down 5 percent from 2012, monetary recovery was the highest in the agency history at just over $372 million. Once again, retaliation charges led the way at roughly 41%, followed by race discrimination at [Read More...]

House Conservatives Say No Immigration Reform This Year

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According to a Washington Post article dated February 5th, House Conservatives have taken the stance that immigration reform should be delayed until next year, when the possibility of a Republican controlled Senate could come to fruition.  The article states that numerous House Republicans question the timing is not ripe to divide the GOP along immigration [Read More...]

Boehner Makes Pessimistic Statement Regarding Immigration Reform

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Image courtesy of: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock.com Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner made a statement regarding the desire to push immigration reform through this year.  Boehner stated the following: “You all know, that for the last 15 months, I’ve talked about the need to get immigration reform done.  It’s an important issue in [Read More...]