Equifax Workforce Insights

Temporary Protected Status – Extensions Announced

Temporary Protected Status - Exceptions Announced

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may be designated for a foreign country when conditions temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely (among other reasons).  U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States and/or eligible individuals without nationality [Read More...]

Tax Intelligence: The Practice of “Payrolling”

Payrolling

The relationship between an employee and an employer generally exists when the organization for whom the services are performed has the right to hire, fire, and direct/control the individual who performs the services.  The foregoing is often referred to as “common law” employer relationship. The common law employer is typically responsible for reporting, remitting, and [Read More...]

2015 State Unemployment Tax Rate Season Preparation

tax season preparation

As November quickly approaches, many more jurisdictions utilizing a calendar year rate will join Oklahoma and Wisconsin in issuing 2015 state unemployment  insurance (SUI) tax rates.  This marks the official beginning of the 2015 “rate season”.  It is important for those charged with administering and managing SU tax rates to be prepared for the issuance [Read More...]

South Carolina Employers Should Be On Alert

South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) has begun issuing letters when an employer has not responded to prior wage audit inquiries (Form BPC-178B). The letter says “FINAL DEMAND FOR COMPLIANCE – TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY” and includes a copy of the outstanding wage audit and provides instructions on how to submit the outstanding [Read More...]

E-Verify Announcements – myE-Verify and Record Disposal

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E-Verify has been active recently with several new announcements over the past few weeks.  While they may not have a significant immediate impact, the release of myE-Verify along with new Record Disposal rules present a perfect opportunity to review your overall procedures related to E-Verify.  Highlights of the recent announcements include the following: myE-Verify: A [Read More...]

How Can I Streamline My Mortgage Lending Process?

Speed up your mortgage processing with better employment, income and identity verification.

New verification services are creating a more efficient, effective, mortgage lending process.

California Competes Tax Credit Update

California EZ

Applications are now being accepted through October 27, 2014 for the California Competes Tax Credit. This first application round for the 2014/2015 fiscal year will allocate a total of $45 million of income/franchise tax credit to businesses chosen through a competitive application process. Evaluation criteria is based on factors including expected hiring or retention, capital [Read More...]

Bulletin: California Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Law

California-EZ

California Enacts new Paid Sick Leave Law Effective July 1, 2015, employers with employees working in California will be required to provide paid sick leave.  California becomes the second state—behind Connecticut—to enact such a law, along with 11 municipalities.  The California law applies to all employers, both public and private, regardless of size and any [Read More...]

Usage Data Underscores the Value of Automated Employment and Income Verifications

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As we approach the HR Technology Conference, Equifax Workforce Solutions is proud to release The Work Number® - Verifications Infographic that highlights the true value of the automated employment and income verification service to employers, employees, and verifiers. Your employees encounter life events and financial choices that require verification of employment and income.  The Work Number enables an [Read More...]

Charge Auditing: Prevent Improper UC Benefits Payments

charge auditing

While the prevention of improper unemployment benefits via compliant claims response remains the primary focus of UI integrity legislation, the rapid identification of these charges (after they begin) can also go a long way toward reducing the $5 billion in overpayments. Improper charges can have a direct effect on your company’s unemployment experience, potentially causing [Read More...]