Equifax Workforce Insights

Equifax Joins Top Restaurant Professionals at the NRA HR Executive Study Group

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Equifax Workforce Solutions will once again be a sponsor of this year’s National Restaurant Association Human Resources & Risk and Safety Professionals Executive Study Group, February 4-6 in Scottsdale, AZ ! The meeting is a unique opportunity to meet with the top HR professionals in the Restaurant industry, to keep up to date with the [Read More…]

Webinar – eSignatures and compliance – bullish on eSignature adoption

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A group of over 200 webinar attendees showed themselves bullish about eSignatures at a webinar discussing electronic signature legal issues. The webinar addressed the legal background for eSignatures and electronic records in general for mortgage lending. Margo Tank, counsel for Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA) as well as a leading eCommerce lawyer and partner at [Read More…]

D.C. Wage Theft Amendment Update

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The District of Columbia Wage Theft Amendment target effective date has now been moved to February 26, 2015.  D.C. Mayor signed an emergency amendment into effect in late December, which was then sent to Congress on January 13th.  The February 26th date is an estimate provide by the D.C. Legislative Information Management System. The Mayor’s [Read More…]

Tax Intelligence: Understanding SUI Tax Rate Notices

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Situation As of the issuance of this Tax Intelligence, only five (5) states have yet to issue calendar year 2015 state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rate notices: HI, MA, MS, NY, and PR. With 53 separate jurisdictions issuing SUI tax rate notices, understanding each can be complex. To complicate matters, as organic growth and merger [Read More…]

Equifax Recognized for Its ACA Management Technology

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Equifax has once again been recognized for its innovative technology that helps employers manage the Affordable Care Act. We are elated to have been selected as a Gold Winner by Brandon Hall Group for our ACA Management Platform in the Best Advance in Unique HR or Workforce Management Technology category. “The ACA has proven to [Read More…]

Bulletin: Labor and Compliance – D.C. Wage Theft Amendment to take Effect

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D.C. Wage Theft Amendment Set To Take Effect On September 29, 2014, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed into effect the District of Columbia Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014. This amendment is of interest to D.C. employers in that it greatly increases their obligations and accountability while also adding penalties and a hearing process. [Read More…]

WOTC: Processing 2014 Certification Requests

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In light of the retroactive renewal of WOTC as part of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, the Department of Labor has issued internal guidance to the State Workforce Agencies on processing of 2014 certification requests.  The guidance instructs the Workforce Agencies to begin making determinations for all certification requests for hire dates in [Read More…]

Syria and El Salvador – Temporary Protected Status Extensions

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Over the course of the past year, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State have been reviewing the conditions in Syria. Due to the ongoing conflicts that prevent its nationals from returning safely, Jeh Johnson (Secretary of Homeland Security) redesignated Syria and provided an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  Additionally, [Read More…]

Bulletin: Labor and Compliance – Cuomo Signs NY Wage Theft Amendment

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As we reported in our June blog post, the New York Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill amending the Wage Theft notification process, so that employers would no longer be required to distribute notices to all employees on an annual basis.  At that point, the bill was expected to be sent to the governor and signed [Read More…]

WOTC Back in Hiatus

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As of January 1, 2015, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is back in hiatus.  Previously, WOTC was retroactively renewed to allow certifications for all hires made in 2014.  During hiatus all WOTC form filing rules and guidelines are in force.  The State Workforce Agencies will be accepting certification request, marking them as received timely, [Read More…]