Compliance Focus

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

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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...]

WOTC screening – Meijer shows the way!

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Meijer shared some terrific insights in a webinar on tax credits and how to put together an outstanding WOTC screening program.  Their goal: 100% screening compliance and 100% forms compliance. Sound impossible? They get VERY close to that, with 99% screening compliance company wide and 100% forms compliance. The attendees showed just how hard that [Read More...]

E-Verify Releases System Enhancements

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On June 22, 2014, E-Verify released a new set of system enhancements.  Highlights of the E-Verify release include the following: E-Verify Enhancements Impacting Equifax I-9 Management Clients: Duplicate Case Alert:  E-Verify will provide a duplicate case alert to help ensure multiple E-Verify cases are not created for the same employee.  When a case is submitted, [Read More...]

Infographic: ACA Compliance and the Hourly Workforce

ACA Compliance Warning

Equifax Workforce Solutions just released new data about the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandates on hourly workers across an array of industries including finance, retail, restaurant, education, healthcare and staffing. With the majority of the employer mandate taking effect on January 1, 2015, it’s critical that organizations make ACA compliance a fundamental part [Read More...]

Compliance is Not the Issue

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The adoption of technology can counter some of the unintended consequences of today’s complex mortgage environment.  Keeping up with consumer demand for an electronic mortgage process not only provides a significantly better experience for the prospective borrower but also incorporates cost saving processes for a lender. In this article, Equifax’s Jeff Knott discusses how electronic [Read More...]

Imposter Unemployment Insurance Claims Point to a Benefit Fraud Scheme

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News services and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) have recently reported that the U.S. Inspector General’s office is investigating a possible multi-state unemployment insurance (UI) benefit fraud scheme, which includes FL, KS, MA, NM, NV, NY, and TX. Equifax Workforce Solutions has been alerting unemployment agencies in a number of these states of suspected [Read More...]

Equifax: Unemployment Insurance Flash Report – 4/28/14

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Attached please find the latest edition of the “Equifax: Unemployment Insurance Flash Report – 4/28/14” – a biweekly newsletter providing regular updates on Unemployment Insurance related matters including: State FUTA Credit Reductions New Developments for specific states 2014 Wage Base and UI Minimum and Maximum rates We hope you enjoy this publication. Please reply to [Read More...]

Obama Moves to Expand Student Loan Payment Relief

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According to an article, “Obama moves to expand student loan payment relief” on FoxNews.com, President Obama has signed an executive order that will expand a program that lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their income towards student loans. Obama says the program expansion could help an additional five million borrowers lower their [Read More...]