Compliance Focus

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…]

RESPA Regulations Under Review: Are Changes Coming?

Lenders should pay close attention to the CFPB website for further updates to TILA-RESPA.

The TILA-RESPA regulations will begin in 2015 and will revamp how mortgage lenders disclose information. Read on to learn how this law is changing.

Webinar: Leveraging eSignatures for Better Compliance in Mortgage Lending

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Webinar:  Leveraging eSignatures for Better Compliance in Mortgage Lending Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM ET Hear the legal counsel to the Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA) discuss both best practices for incorporating electronic records throughout the life of a mortgage loan, as well as the power of electronic signatures as a [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…]

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…]

Dodd-Frank Act Requirements Force Mortgage Lenders to Get Creative

The Dodd-Frank Act makes non-qualifed borrowers more of a legal risk.

The Dodd-Frank Act is making it harder to lend to non-qualified borrowers. Read on to find out how you can still safely lend to this market.

I-9 Compliance Bulletin: Immigration Reform

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President Obama’s Executive Actions:  What They Mean for Employers President Obama’s recent executive actions could allow as many as 5 million undocumented workers to stay in the U.S. if they meet certain conditions.  The actions will expand the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and extend the period of DACA [Read More…]