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ETS Tax Intelligence: Bankruptcy “Free and Clear” Provisions

Situation For state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax purposes, employers engaged in merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions must adhere to the SUI tax provisions in each taxing jurisdiction (50 states, DC, PR, and VI), based on each unique set of facts and circumstances. An M&A transaction can broadly be defined as a transaction involving the transfer [Read More…]

August 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged from his employment after a string of policy violations. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he was discharged for misconduct connected with the work.  He appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence:  The claimant, a security guard, [Read More…]

Equifax Acquires Barnett Associates and Verify Job System

Equifax is pleased to announce that Barnett Associates and Verify Job System (VJS) are now Equifax companies!  We warmly welcome our new employees and clients to the Equifax organization and look forward to partnering with them. Equifax, Barnett and VJS are aligned in passion for delivering solutions that elevate how organizations advance their crucial workforce [Read More…]

Absorbing the Increased Employment Cost Is Not an Option

For many employers, simply absorbing the increased employment cost to comply with the Department of Labor’s final rule regarding overtime exemptions isn’t a viable option. And although the new rule governing overtime pay hasn’t gone into effect yet, businesses are already looking at ways to help offset the increased payroll and administrative cost of this [Read More…]

ACA Subsidy Appeals and Employee Communication: An Employer’s Perspective

ACA Subsidy Appeals and Employee Communication: An Employer’s Perspective Complimentary Webinar: September 8, 2016 2:00 PM ET Hosted by Employee Benefit News Register By now you are probably aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun sending Marketplace subsidy notices. You may even have a good idea of how the notification [Read More…]

New and Notable: 2016 Draft Instructions for ACA Forms

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service released the much-anticipated draft instructions for Affordable Care Act Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.While changes to ACA forms and filing requirements can be difficult to follow, we’re here to help. Our team of ACA experts has reviewed these documents to deliver a brief overview of what’s new and notable. Here’s what [Read More…]

Webcast Summary: Internal Workforce Movements: UI Impacts

Unemployment Cost Management Overview The unemployment program was created to provide benefits to employees that have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.  These benefits are funded by state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) taxes paid by employers, whose rates are assigned based on their unemployment experience. After the Great Recession, legislation was introduced which [Read More…]

Article: What You Need to Know About WOTC Retro Guidance and Extension

Since first implemented, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, or WOTC, has helped countless companies to benefit from significant tax incentives when they hire individuals from groups that typically face barriers to finding employment. The result is that companies that hire WOTC-eligible employees can earn an income tax credit of up to $2,400 per hire [Read More…]

What To Ask About Your Marketing Strategy Before You Ask About Millennials

Millennials have been a marketing obsession for several years now as the generation develops into a larger percentage of the work force and begins to earn and spend more. Yet, a new storyline has recently emerged around Millennials: It turns out, they’re not a uniform generation with identical traits that apply to every single member. [Read More…]

Insights on US International Travelers

White Paper Discusses Forecasts, Consumer Profiles, Spending Patterns and Key Segments IXI Services has teamed up with EyeforTravel, a UK-based travel consultancy, to produce an in-depth look at the trends, behavior and demographics associated with US consumers who travel abroad. The US Outbound Travel in 2016 white paper addresses not only the overall outlook for [Read More…]