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Webcast Replay: SUTA Dumping in Retrospect

SUTA Dumping in Retrospect

Our recent webcast, SUTA Dumping in Retrospect:  Analyzing the True Impact for Employers is now available to download.  The webcast offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the provisions within the SUTA Dumping Prevention Act of 2004.  With this knowledge, employers can avoid behaviors that state workforce agencies may perceive as SUTA Dumping, and [Read More...]

HR Compliance Issues – Onboarding that Pays For Itself

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Tune in Aug. 6 to hear a pair of HR leaders talk about building better compliance into their onboarding without dinging the budget. In fact (as you’ll hear if you join the webinar) improved WOTC screening brought in enough tax credits to pay for the system. Debra Parent, Senior Manager of Human Resources Operations at Pacific [Read More...]

WOTC Renewal – Expire Act Stalled

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There have been recent rumors that a new path for WOTC renewal might be attached to a bill on the Senate floor for providing emergency funding for the highway trust fund.  While every avenue for WOTC renewal should be pursued, it is unlikely that WOTC could be part of the aforementioned transportation bill.  Certainly, Congress [Read More...]

Arizona Job Training Program Change

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Effective for applications submitted on or after June 20, 2014, businesses seeking grants through the Arizona Job Training Program will be subject to recent changes. The Arizona Job Training Program provides grants up to $8,000 per employee for training new employees, and up to $4,000 per employee for training incumbent employees. Grants for new employee [Read More...]

Protecting Employee Data During “Verification Season”

Employment Verification Seasons

A current TV ad for home security systems uses the phrase “vacation season is break-in season,” reminding homeowners of the increase in burglaries that occur when families embark on summer vacations.  In the world of information security, data thieves don’t necessarily have a season, but they can capitalize on lax process security during peak points [Read More...]

Tax Intelligence – Maximizing WOTC ROI

Maximize Your WOTC ROI

As the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is currently in hiatus status, it is more important than ever for companies that hire to ensure that their WOTC capture program is as effective as it can be to ensure maximum credit value generation once the program is renewed.  Recall that even when WOTC is in hiatus, [Read More...]

California Competes Tax Credit Approved


The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) Committee recently approved $28.9 million in credits of the $30 million budgeted for the 2013/14 fiscal year. The California Competes Tax Credit is a negotiated incentive available to businesses of any size located anywhere in the state. Benefits vary based on such factors as expected hiring or retention, investment, [Read More...]

New Webinar: UI Integrity Update

UI Integrity Update: Effective Compliance, Effective Reporting

UI Integrity Update:  Effective Compliance, Effective Reporting Date:  Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT Register now With the continued government focus on UI Integrity, we are pleased to present our next webinar in a series detailing this new legislation and its impact on employers.  Moving forward, unemployment claims response is [Read More...]

New Webinar: Unemployment Compliance and Best Practices in the Healthcare Reform Age

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Date: Tuesday, July 15 Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET Join Equifax Workforce Solution’s Healthcare leadership team for a session with our Unemployment Cost Management experts. The presenters we’ve assembled understand how ACA related cost drivers are forcing many within Healthcare to reevaluate the way they’ve delivered HR services like Unemployment Claims Management in the [Read More...]

Bill Passes to Eliminate NY WTPA Annual Notifications & Increases Penalties for New Hire Notifications


On Thursday, June 19th a bill was passed that will eliminate the annual notification requirement for the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA).  Assuming Governor Cuomo signs the bill, as expected, New York state employers will no longer have to distribute the WTPA notices to all employees between January and February of each year.  [Read More...]