Four Trends in Wage Audits and Earnings Verifications

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New unemployment insurance (UI) integrity regulations are looking to stem the “pattern of failure” of employers and state agencies to accurately report eligibility requirements. These failures account for $4.15B in improper benefits and overpayments and has helped create 10 states with insolvent unemployment trust funds. A new federal mandate, The Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act [Read More…]

Bulletin: Employment Verifications – Increasing I-9 Compliance

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Increasing I-9 Compliance with Employment Verifications As employment and income verifications continue to increase based on changing lending regulatory requirements, lowered interest rates, and growing enrollment rates in government benefits programs, employers find themselves dedicating more and more resources to fulfilling these verification requests, while keeping their employee data secure.  Many have turned to adopting [Read More…]

Bulletin: Reemployment – “The Hidden Half”

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The Hidden Half In March nearly five million US jobs were open – waiting for the right job seeker to show up, but unemployment was stuck at 5.5%, with over 8 million workers looking and about a third in the doldrums of long-term unemployment. One reason we have millions of jobs and people still stuck [Read More…]

Gordmans on employment verifications and missing I-9s

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Gordmans spoke at a webinar recently about how it has been managing increasing numbers of employment verification requests with The Work Number and helping maintain Form I-9 compliance at the same time. Anita Morse, Benefits Coordinator at national retailer Gordmans, and an integral part of HR compliance at the company, talked about the many difference [Read More…]

Educational Institutions Concerned – New GE Rule and Verifications

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Attendees at a recent webinar discussing the Department of Education’s new “Gainful Employment (GE)” rules expressed concern and apprehension over the new set of GE rules expected to take effect as of July 1st 2015, and the need they create for employment verifications. The majority of attendees indicted that they lack the data they need [Read More…]

Child Support Assistance Act 2015: ‘Bill H.R. 2091′ Introduced

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What is the Child Support Assistance Act of 2015? The Child Support Assistance Act of 2015, introduced in the United States House of Representatives as bill H.R. 2091 on April 29, 2015, is an effort to help state and local child support enforcement agencies (Agencies) aid families in collecting child support payments. Equifax has strongly [Read More…]

Employment Verifications, I-9 Compliance, and Gordmans – Upcoming Webinar

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If only you could instantly match your payroll data to your I-9s to identify missing I-9s, you could give a big boost to your Form I-9 compliance. Well, you can. In fact, Gordmans did just that and will talk about it at an upcoming webinar. The national retailer harnessed The Work Number® as a compliance [Read More…]

A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax

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A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax Form 1095 for the Affordable Care Act is often called the “W-2 of benefits”. However, the stakes are much higher when it comes to reporting under ACA because this information will determine the penalties that you and your employees could face for failing to [Read More…]

IRS Releases Final 1094-C and 1095-C Forms and Instructions

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On February 9, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the final Forms 1094-C and 1095-C that are required to comply with section 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers that are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions under section 4980H, generally Applicable Large Employer (ALE) Members (those with 100 or [Read More…]

Obama’s Budget Proposal Calls for Strict Enforcement of ACA Penalties for Employers

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President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget proposal, released on February 2, 2015 by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), includes a specific provision where the IRS will ramp up enforcement efforts to “address noncompliance” including oversight of various fees, tax credits and the individual and employer responsibility provisions of the Affordable [Read More…]