Equifax Workforce Insights

Compliance Challenges have Shifted the HR Technology Landscape

How do you find out what the biggest compliance challenges are facing HR professionals?  By attending the 19th Annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition. Let’s face it, 2016 has been a busy year and HR is chock full of regulatory challenges. By attending the HR Technology Conference and Expo, you will learn some of the biggest compliance [Read More…]

September 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant quit work due to perceived harassment and adverse working conditions. The claimant was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he quit without good cause connected with the work.  He appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Claimant’s Evidence:  The claimant testified that he [Read More…]

Tax Form Management Clients: Exciting Platform Enhancements for the 2016 Tax Year

Over the next 12 months, Tax Form Management (TFM) clients will see some major enhancements to their platform! Starting September 28th, Equifax will start rolling out phase one of its initiative to provide more value to Tax Form Management clients and enhance their overall user experience. Phase I: Self-Service Configuration Manager This year, TFM clients [Read More…]

Massachusetts Equal Pay Law Mandates Income Verification Timing

As you may know, a bill was passed in Massachusetts to establish pay equity. Lawmakers believe disclosing of salary histories put women at a disadvantage, and they may be offered lower salaries than men in their first jobs even when education and field are taken into consideration. Salary negotiations are also another area where women [Read More…]

Bulletin: TCI – Tennessee Job and Community Resurgence Tax Credits

Situation As a move to fight poverty throughout the state, the Tennessee legislators have expanded the traditional Tennessee Job Tax Credit program by creating the Community Resurgence Job Tax Credit.  This expanded program which was approved in 2015, is available to all Tennessee businesses. Solution The State of Tennessee offers two Job Tax Credits to [Read More…]

A new toolset to support I-9 self-audits

Date: Tuesday, September 13 Time: 1:00 – 1:45 PM ET (12:00 – 12:45 PM CT) Fee:  Free We are excited to announce a new solution to help you identify and remediate potentially serious and costly issues in your I-9s.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently stepped up their enforcement actions related to Form I-9 [Read More…]

Hope isn’t a strategy for HR compliance in healthcare

Hope isn’t a strategy for HR healthcare compliance. In an ideal world, keeping up with the ever-evolving regulatory environment would be an easy task. Sadly, this is not the case.  New challenges and HR healthcare compliance requirements continue to crop up on healthcare organizations. And, as a result many employers are left scrambling, buried in [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – New I-9 Gains Approval from OMB

New I-9 Gains Approval from OMB On August 25, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), approved the final version of the new Form I-9.  The accompanying Notice of Action issued by OMB allows for a 150 day period from the date of approval for employers to weave the new form into their processes.  [Read More…]

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…]