US Department of Labor Issues Guidance on WOTC

Today the United States Department of Labor released a new Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) outlining updated guidance for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Highlights in the TEGL include: An extension of the transition relief period for all WOTC categories to August 31, 2016 (with forms due to State Workforce Agencies by September [Read More…]

Join Equifax on your ‘Journey to Compliance’ at SHRM – booth #837

Equifax Workforce Solutions at this year’s Annual SHRM Conference As an HR professional, managing your workforce can present a number of different compliance challenges and opportunities, including: HR compliance – onboarding, I-9, Work Opportunity Tax Credit screening, state compliance requirements Affordable Care Act Management Unemployment Cost Management and related employment tax implications Employee data security [Read More…]

ACA Update for Employers: Employee Subsidies and IRS Fines

Webinar:  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET With Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting deadlines almost here, many employers understand why they can’t afford to wait to start preparing for the next ACA compliance challenges in 2016. For most, this means looking forward to the management of subsidy notifications and appeals, as well as [Read More…]

Political and Social Landscape Make Repeal of ACA Unlikely

Equifax understands that many employers are left feeling uncertain on how to best approach ACA compliance with the election around the corner and with the mention of a repeal.  So we’ve invited, Tom Dowling, Partner in the Stinson Leonard Street’s Employee Benefits Group to provide his insight into what the election could mean for employers [Read More…]

Best Practices for Onboarding Compliance in the Staffing Industry

Staffing organizations are faced with a number of unique challenges when it comes to onboarding compliance, including having a high number of new hires each month, a dispersed workforce, and managing unique employee scenarios.  But in addition to managing these distinct challenges, there is also the quickly evolving area of state-specific new-hire notification requirements that [Read More…]

Top Three I-9 Compliance Considerations for Healthcare

It’s no secret that the Form I-9 can be a thorn in any employer’s side, and given regulations and business issues frequently faced by healthcare organizations, it is becoming more and more difficult for these organizations to manage this seemingly simple form. HR professionals in the Healthcare industry have a number of challenges when it [Read More…]

Top Three I-9 Compliance Considerations for Staffing Firms

Although the Form I-9 has been in existence for many years, it can still be a source of confusion for Staffing organizations.  And, now more than ever, Staffing firms are faced with an ever-increasing number of regulations and requirements, on top of  properly documenting the work eligibility status of all employees. Even with the best [Read More…]

ACA Compliance in the M&A Environment

There is no shortage of ways that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has impacted the legal landscape for employers of all sizes.  ACA compliance is riddled with possible penalties and warrants an even greater consideration for organizations involved in or that are considering a merger or an acquisition (M&A).  Why? When it comes to complying [Read More…]

What’s Next for ACA: Subsidy Notifications and Appeals

With 1095s out the door, the next Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance hurdle employers face is managing subsidy notifications and appeals. Because subsidies, also referred to as Advanced Premium Tax Credits, are the trigger for penalties, it’s important to be prepared to handle the flood of notifications that the Exchanges are expected to send in [Read More…]

The Top 10 ACA Compliance Challenges in 2016

As the industry leader in ACA compliance, Equifax is responsible for helping our clients manage eligibility, affordability, and IRS reporting for more than 18 million employees. Throughout the process of onboarding hundreds of clients, we have noticed 10 common challenges that are preventing employers from meeting reporting deadlines and maintaining overall ACA compliance: Incomplete or [Read More…]