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Tax Intelligence Bulletin: M&A Pre-Clearance Letters

August Tax Intelligence Bulletin

While most Merger & Acquisition (M&A) transactions are not driven by state unemployment insurance (SUI) tax implications, proper due diligence and pre-transaction planning can assist acquiring employers in avoiding unexpected outcomes.  As employers contemplate M&A transactions, which often occur at year end, those responsible for unemployment tax cost management should arm themselves with sufficient information [Read More...]

Employee Withholding Can be a Minefield for the Unprepared

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As multi-state employers are well aware, the vast majority of states have personal income tax and require withholding state taxes from employee wages as a part of the employer’s payroll/tax responsibilities.  In addition, there are many localities that require local withholding as well.  Employers need to be aware of specific requirements and terminology relating to [Read More...]

Seeing Red or Blue? USCIS Replaces Secure Ink Color

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On July 1, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began using a new secure blue ink for some of its secure stamps.  If you are used to seeing red, it will soon go away as USCIS will be retiring and no longer using red ink going forward. USCIS stamps with secure blue ink: Department of Homeland Security [Read More...]

503 Regulation: Impact on Educational Institutions

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The final 503 regulation took effect on March 24, 2014.  It requires all Federal contractors and subcontractors to invite all applicants to voluntarily self-identify as an individual with a disability after the hire offer is extended but before work is started.  Many, if not most, colleges and universities have millions, if not billions of dollars [Read More...]

Hardee’s & PacSun Webinar– Onboarding Compliance That Pays For Itself

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What can a retailer get out of an electronic onboarding system? Or a casual dining chain? How about cutting onboarding time from 4 hours per new hire to a half an hour? How about improving WOTC screening compliance from 16% to 99%? Those are the kinds of results youth clothing retailer Pacific Sunwear got. Debra [Read More...]

Increasing Form I-9 Compliance Pressures and Record Breaking Fines

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Employers need to be especially vigilant to ensure they are correctly completing and retaining Form I-9s for their employees amidst increasing I-9 compliance pressures and record breaking fines. Common Form I-9 completion challenges create huge liability for employers as fines can add up fast during an I-9 audit.  Some common errors include: No employer/employee signature Citizenship [Read More...]

Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin – E-Verify Enhancements Implemented

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The latest Equifax I-9 Compliance Bulletin, ”E-Verify Enhancements Implemented,” outlines some of the enhancements E-Verify made that were designed to make the overall process more efficient and easier to use. The enhancements implemented in June included: Duplicate case alert feature Prompt to update or validate user phone numbers and email addresses upon expiration of passwords Further [Read More...]

Rethinking B2B Risk, Part 2: Workflow Optimization — A Pathway to Lower Credit Risk

Optimizing complex workflow processes is a pathway to lower risk.

If your customer base is other businesses, B2B risk management needs to remain a top priority. Workflow optimization can enhance this process.

Free Webinar: UI Funding Alternatives for Nonprofit Healthcare

Free Webinar: IU Funding Alternatives for Nonprofit Healthcare

Register now for our FREE webinar:  UI Funding Alternatives for Nonprofit Healthcare. Date:  Thursday, August 21 Time:  2:00 ET, 1:00 CT, 12:00 MT, 11:00 PT Guest Speaker:  UC Assure Many nonprofit healthcare providers know of only two options to fund unemployment costs: Pay into the state tax system for fixed budgeting at inflated rates Use [Read More...]

Adequate Response: Are Employers Set Up To Fail?

Adequate Response: Are Employers Set Up to Fail?

A common dictionary definition is as follows: ad·e·quate – adjective \ˈa-di-kwət\: enough for some need or requirement; good enough; of a quality that is good or acceptable; of a quality that is acceptable but not better than acceptable. Unfortunately, section 252 of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (a.k.a. the federal UI Integrity [Read More...]