Compliance Focus

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...]

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...]

Bulletin: California Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Law

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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...]

Compliance in Education: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

Compliance in Education

Compliance is a hot topic to most, if not all, higher ed institutions.  Whether the discussion is centered around presenting new hires with the appropriate forms, like Section 503 or VEVRAA, complying with the latest Executive Orders for minimum wage, LGBT or Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, or ensuring that all Form I-9s are complete [Read More...]

Financial Institutions: Third Party Vendors

Third party vendors

Financial institutions increasingly rely on third party vendors to help them achieve their growth and efficiency initiatives.  Banks, insurance companies, and specialty finance organizations look to third-party expertise and specialization as the cost of doing business and consumer demand for innovation grows.  Regulators are increasing scrutiny as well.  A recent article from Mortgage Compliance Magazine [Read More...]

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces: Impact on Contractors

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13673, entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.  This order imposes several new obligations on federal contractors, including: Disclosure of specific labor and employment law violations over the prior three years Disclosures to employees and independent contractors of specific wage-related information A ban on certain types of [Read More...]