Equifax Workforce Insights

Webinar: I-9 Compliance Alert – E-Verify Deadline Is Looming

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The deadline for reauthorization of E-Verify® is looming. Congress must pass the needed legislation by the Sep. 30 deadline. If no law is passed, what might happen after Sep. 30 for employers who use E-Verify? Based on the attendees at a recent webinar addressing this topic, there’s considerable confusion. We asked the attendees – over 500 [Read More…]

Bulletin: Income and Employment Verifications – “ACA and the Impact on Verifications”

ACA and the Impact on Employment Verifications According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employees not offered medical coverage by their employer (or affordable coverage relative to their household income) might be eligible for Medicaid benefits or tax incentives intended to help them purchase insurance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal [Read More…]

1.5 Billion Reasons to Retool UI Work Search

Retool UI Work Search

Our unemployment insurance system was born in 1935 and, in some respects, little has changed. In particular, the work search requirement in most states has remained largely the same – contact a couple of employers each week and let the state know about it, proactively, or in many states, only if asked. But this approach [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: 2015 FUTA Tax Rate Outlook

FUTA Tax Rates

Situation The “Great Recession” continues to impact FUTA tax rates in 2015 as evidenced by the five states that continue to borrow from the federal government in the form of “Title XII” loans.  The federal government offers states the ability to borrow when their unemployment trust funds are depleted and they are unable to pay [Read More…]

Huge Milestone Achieved with Managing the ACA

Huge milestone achieved

We are proud to announce that Equifax has achieved a huge milestone on our journey to help employers comply with the Affordable Care Act. Our award-winning ACA Management Platform is now responsible for managing ACA compliance for over 14 million employees. That’s right – 14 million employees! … and we’re even more proud of our [Read More…]

Michigan Taxable Wage Base Decreases

Taxable Wage Base

Beginning with the third quarter of 2015, the annual wage on which an employer must pay unemployment taxes will be lowered from the current rate of $9,500 to $9,000.  The new rate of $9,000 will apply to all employers who pay unemployment taxes and who are not delinquent in the payment of unemployment contributions, penalties, [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Webinar: E-Verify Deadline – Will Congress Act in Time to Keep It Live?

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In this upcoming webinar, we’ll address the deadline for reauthorization of E-Verify®, along with a number of other updates related to E-Verify and I-9 Compliance. Well known labor law attorney Montserrat Miller, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, will talk about the possible paths to reauthorization of E-Verify as the deadline looms. Congress must pass a [Read More…]

Senate Finance Committee Passes Tax Extender Package

Beginning on July 21, the Senate Finance committee began their process of a “markup” of a tax extenders bill.  Recall that WOTC – a key element of the tax extenders, has been in hiatus since January 1, 2015.  The text of the markup proposal can be found here.  A markup is an important step in [Read More…]

Bulletin: Labor and Employment Compliance – New State Notification Requirements for RI and OR

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Rhode Island Passes Pregnancy Accommodation Bill On June 25, 2015, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed Rhode Island Senate Bill 276, mandating the expansion of workplace accommodation for women who are pregnant or nursing. Under the new law, employers are to provide “reasonable accommodation” for employees who require it as a result of a condition [Read More…]

New Hire Notifications and Other State Requirements: Understanding the Compliance Management Challenge

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A leading labor attorney spoke at a recent webinar about the fast-growing number of new hire reporting and notification requirements states are imposing on employers. Chad Richter, a Partner with Jackson Lewis, told an audience of HR professionals about best practices to use in addressing the compliance management challenge: managing the process of monitoring, interpreting and [Read More…]