Compliance Focus

August 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged from his employment after a string of policy violations. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he was discharged for misconduct connected with the work.  He appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence:  The claimant, a security guard, [Read More…]

New and Notable: 2016 Draft Instructions for ACA Forms

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service released the much-anticipated draft instructions for Affordable Care Act Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.While changes to ACA forms and filing requirements can be difficult to follow, we’re here to help. Our team of ACA experts has reviewed these documents to deliver a brief overview of what’s new and notable. Here’s what [Read More…]

Webcast Summary: Internal Workforce Movements: UI Impacts

Unemployment Cost Management Overview The unemployment program was created to provide benefits to employees that have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.  These benefits are funded by state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) taxes paid by employers, whose rates are assigned based on their unemployment experience. After the Great Recession, legislation was introduced which [Read More…]

Article: What You Need to Know About WOTC Retro Guidance and Extension

Since first implemented, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, or WOTC, has helped countless companies to benefit from significant tax incentives when they hire individuals from groups that typically face barriers to finding employment. The result is that companies that hire WOTC-eligible employees can earn an income tax credit of up to $2,400 per hire [Read More…]

Equifax Partners with iCIMS: Recruiting to Onboarding Integration

Hiring managers are facing greater pressure to manage increases in government regulations and the resulting complex onboarding process, including state notifications, Form I-9, and WOTC Screening.  An applicant tracking system (ATS) that is not integrated to a compliance solution leads to: Disjointed and inefficient recruiter workflow Process inefficiencies and additional workload Potentially costly errors Security [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: A Recent SUTA Dumping Case

Case Facts In 2010, Quality Home Solutions, LLC (“Quality”), a residential home builder in West Virginia, was assigned a state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rate of 8.5%.  Quality filed for bankruptcy and ceased to exist on February 9, 2010. A new legal entity, Home Solutions Pros, LLC (“Home Solutions”), registered as a newly liable employer [Read More…]

ACA compliance: Why your 2015 strategy won’t work and what to do in 2016

Out with the old 70% compliance threshold, and in with the new 95% compliance threshold. This year employers have much less room for error when it comes to calculating eligibility, offering benefits, and remaining compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations. Looking forward, the 95% compliance threshold is officially in effect, and many employers [Read More…]

Webinar Summary: Income and Employment Verifications and FCRA

In our recent webinar, Montserrat Miller, a partner with the Privacy and Consumer Regulatory practice group at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, explained how the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to verifications of employment and income. The webinar also addressed how employment verification services work generally, and discussed The Work Number® services as an example. [Read More…]

Webcast: Internal Workforce Movements – Unemployment Insurance Impacts

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT Fee: Free Duration: 1 hour Register now! An internal restructuring of employer’s workforce often occurs to streamline operations, reduce costs, and better align the organization with changing business needs. The movement of employees from one legal entity [Read More…]

July 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant quit her position after a schedule change request was denied. The claimant was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she quit without good cause connected with the work.  The claimant appealed.  A hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Claimant’s Evidence:  The claimant, who worked in [Read More…]